(Closed) Disappointed in Davids Bridal Plus Size Experience

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
8882 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

Sorry you had a crappy experience. I must say, the VW looks amazing on you! I think it looks better on you than it does the model.

Post # 4
3765 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

@MissBling:  Sorry you had a bad experience, DB treated me pretty terribly as well. That dress looks lovely on you, though! You have fabulous curves!

Post # 5
1841 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@MissBling:  This dress deserves a curvy bride.  I think you look amazing in that gown.  And, By The Way, you don’t LOOK like an 18/20.  And that’s coming from a plus-size bride…

Post # 6
273 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I am sorry that you had such a bad experience.  We went shopping there a few months ago.  Our consultant left for a lunch break and didn’t tell anyone that she was working with us.  So we made fun of it and were running around the store in Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses that didn’t zip and did not fit well. 


But that dress looks Ahh – mazing on you!! I think you should definately stay with that style.  And now when you are really ready to go dress shopping you know exactly what you are looking for as far as shape, etc

Post # 7
6221 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

at least it looks great on you! Just remember that at the end of the day, it’s the dress that matters, not where you get it.

Post # 8
2858 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Fortunately there are plenty of DB stores and (from what I’ve read) most are better than that.


Post # 9
8576 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

I seen another bee who wore this dress, and it was stunning on her! [she was plus size]. I had overlooked this dress thinking it would look awful on a larger frame, but it is quite flattering!

As for DB, i’ve already checked them out, most of their sample sizes were a 10 [street size 7/8], there was no way I get getting my size 18 butt into them! They also didn’t have many of the dresses I wanted to try, period [like the tulle petal skirt].

Post # 10
1081 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@MissBling:  I hated my DB experience as well… 

First part because, despite me DEMANDING to the manager that my information NOT be shared with any third parties whatsoever, and the manager assuring me up and down that they won’t do that, they’ll only use my info to schedule appointments for alterations etc…. three days after my visit I was bombarded with emails, phone calls, and letters in the mail. WHAT.

Second part because… well the first time I went they put me in a long-line bra thing, didnt have my size so I was squeezed into a bra two cupsizes too small… but the consultant was nice and respectful but didn’t really seem to get the idea of what I was looking for in a dress… BUT the second time I went, a different consultant helped me and she gave me the same ill-fitting long-line bra, AND an A-line slip. I tried the slip with a few dresses but felt like it made me look wider (I was looking at flowy chiffon dresses at the time and did not want any poufiness!), so I told her I wanted to try another dress without it…… and she refused to help me into the dress because I would not have the slip on. I was mortified and so so so embarassed.. What, I’m too fat to see in my underwear…? She made me feel like I was an idiot for even asking such a thing because I’m too large to be seen without a slip covering me up. Bah.


Now… my recommendation to you… go to other salons and try on other dresses.. you’ll be amazed. I did have a bad experience at another salon (but NOT anything due to my weight!! It was because they would not allow pictures and they would not tell me the designer/style of the dress I liked, and they were RUDE and snooty about it when I asked). But I found an absolutely AMAZING salon with a wonderful woman who really made me feel like a BRIDE.

PLUS, I can’t recommend Maggie Sottero dresse enough for us larger ladies!! I don’t need a bra or corset AT ALL (and I’m 36 DDD!) because her dreses are built so perfectly! After trying on some of her dresses, and seeing how much better they fit, how much more flattering, and how much lighter they were, I’d never go back to David’s even if I didn’t already hate the company. And you can often find her dresses used or as sample sales for not much more than David’s dresses. ๐Ÿ™‚



P.S. I think you look beautiful in that VW dress… you should check out Maggie Sottero’s Juliette! The black sash is detachable, so you could add whatever sash you like. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 11
280 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I am sorry you had a bad experience ๐Ÿ™ I am a plus-size bride too and purchased my dress from David’s Bridal, but luckily I had/am still having a positive experience.  Currently I am in the alterations stage and I don’t have any complaints so far.

I am a size 18 and I went to my appointment knowing that I may not be able to try on every dress I wanted to because of the sample size issue.  I found myself really attracted to the Galina line and my consultant told me that they rarely send samples above a 14.  I understood of course; I expected there to be some issues but I am very confident with myself and I was okay with that.  Somehow I managed to actually get into the 14s and was able to see what the dresses would look like.   It seems like your consultant talked down to you though, which is NOT professional and is so, SO annoying.  I also can’t believe she ignored you near the end — no one deserves that! 

As far as the Vera is concerned, I LOOOOOVE that dress on you!  That style is so flattering and you definitely rock it!


Post # 12
11233 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

You look so tiny! I love this dress–definitely one of my favorites, and I really wish it’d been designed with a sweetheart neckline. Straight across is just not flattering on anyone. 

I’m sorry you had such a crappy experience. It seems like DB just wants to make money and not actually help anyone. :

Post # 15
103 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I’m plus size (size 14-16) and my dress is maggie sottero, she has excellent dresses for plus size and usually the bridal stores that sell maggie sottero are more upscale and the employees are more professional. I dislike davids bridal to me they’re cheap and knock offs of real designer dresses. Go to a different store and try on different designer dresses they might not have your size on the sample but you’ll be able to order it whatever size you need and atleast be able to try it on or hold it up against you. When I got my dress the sample sizes were a size 6 and when they tied the corset the back was all open but atleast I was able to try them on to see how they look.

Post # 16
2055 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@MissBling:  That dress looks GORGEOUS on you! Love the belt!

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