(Closed) Dress annoyances….

posted 7 years ago in Full Figured
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

You know you can always have your seamstress add cap sleeves or some kind of sleeve to a strapless dress.  So if you find a strapless you like try that.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Yup. Being a plus size is difficult in the bridal world, but then again I think ladies of all sizes have issues finding a dress in the bridal world-for various reasons.

I was sure when I started looking at dresses that I wanted blue in the wedding dress, either a dress with a blue sash or Alfred Angelo’s dress #1516. Tried some on, and they didn’t wow me like I was expecting. Went to a smaller bridal salon and fell in love with an all lace dress, that unfortunately was a discontinued dress and the sample was at least 2 sizes too small….grrrr…..so back to the drawing board. Eventually I did find a dress, although I still second guess it.

Dress hunting is a process, next time you go ask the bridal consultant to pull some dresses that she thinks will look good on you. You may not like how the dress looks on the hanger, but some of them may surprise you. πŸ™‚ Hang in there! πŸ™‚

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I also wear a size 24 wedding gown. I have to say, I was very discouraged when I first started looking. I happened to know what was flattering to my body and what wasn’t. When I did my measurements at home, I was able to find my correct size on David’s bridal and and when I went to the store, I was able to pull 3 gowns off of the rack, including two I picked out on the website. It turned out #2 was THE ONE and that was that!!

I just believe that major chains are very true to the size stated on their websites and if you get a good idea of what you want, you would be able to order from Alfred Angelo or Davids Bridal and get a good fit. I was fortunate to not need any real alterations, so if you are significantly different from the measurements listed, I would suggest going into a boutique. If you are really close, then any seamstress should be able to get it to fit just right!!!

The experience was far more pleasant than I ever expected and I do have to say I am lookin goooood in my dress! LOL

Good luck hunting!

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