Post # 1
This is a general letter going out to all bridal stores:
This is how we plus sized brides feel when we are trying to get your size 10 bridal gowns on in the store:
We curvaliscious, beautiful women would actually like to try on dresses that aren’t all empire waist gowns. We would like to be able to do them up in the back and *gasp* maybe even see if we can rock out a mermaid or more fitted dress. Mind boggling, I know.
photo was staged to exhibit my frustration 🙂
Post # 3
LOL I love it. Why do these dresses never go over the boobs. I think you could have rocked out that Adorae!!! They will only do it when the money is worth it to them.
Post # 6
Heh. Thanks. My daughter took it as I was all like: OMG I can’t get it past my hips! I so wanted to try on a fitted gown too!
Post # 7
If live anywhere near Virginia check out curvygirls bridal! I went on Saturday and was amazed. First off it caters to….well curvy girls. The smallest size they have is a 12!!!! They carry up to a 32. It is an actual boutique. The most amazing thing? The dressing rooms are actually big! The are spacious rooms with a mirror, chair and robe. They assign someone who stays with you throughout the entire appointment and helps you into and out of the dress. I worked with Kim and she is amazing.
I thought I would have to settle for a dress. I found 4 dress that I love withing thirty minutes of being in that store!
Post # 8
Its not even plus sized girls that have this problem!
I was floored when I went dress shopping and the biggest sample size they had was a 10! I’m an 8-10 and clearly not used to shopping at the end of the rack. Fortunately for me I generally fit the sample sizes, but there were a few that I was not getting into come hell or high water! While it was probably a very humbling experience for me I couldn’t help but feel horrible for all the lades who are bigger than I am because I cannot imagine how they feel.
Post # 9
Lol, I know how you feel sista! Great photo and great post!
Post # 11
I went shopping with my sister trying to find a Bridesmaid or Best Man dress for her and I swear to god by the end of it I felt SO frustrated for her I wanted to find a retail space and open up my own bloody plus size bridal/formal dress shop!!!!!! It was horrible!!! We ended up going over to Buffalo and looking in David’s Bridal, but in the end she found one at Ricki’s or something like that, but still, calling different bridal stores around the city and asking what sizes they carry was SO frustrating and the shop owners sympathized but could offer no solutions or suggestions. Ugh!!!
Post # 12
- Wedding: May 2011 - Vandiver Inn
@Ms. Valentin: There’s a shop like that in Maryland too called Curvaceous Couture. I didn’t end up going for myself, but I still think it’s a valuable resource for non-sample sized gals in the general area.
Post # 13
I love the pic – I felt the same way trying on dresses and over here in New Zealand not only are the prices triple what you pay in US but they are all tiny samples too.
Post # 14
this is hilarious!!! love it
Post # 15
I feel your pain, and I think it’s horrible how they do this. It seems like they all assume that if you’re not skinny, a man will never love you enough to marry you, so it’d be a waste of money to carry gowns that ACTUALLY FIT WOMEN. At least that’s the impression I got when I asked a couple places why they only had two dresses not in the sample 10. And that 10 isn’t even a real 10!!!! I mean, I know I’m no Twiggy, but I’m not even considered “plus” in street sizes! I should at least be able to pull that puppy over my head!
And they wonder why they’re losing money to Davids Bridal. Sheesh.
Post # 16
Bahaha this is great. I recently lost 30 pounds, and I got SO FRUSTRATED clothes shopping. Sometimes I feel like no matter what size you are, shops and designers don’t think about real women wearing their clothes. It goes both ways, though! When I tried on dresses, I swam in the samples, and it really skewed the way the dress looks. I just wish they carried a couple of sizes of every sample.