(Closed) Dress shopping alone, tell me your experiences please!

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 16
144 posts
Blushing bee

I went shopping 4 times, 3 times alone. Alone was so much better for me! I love my friends but I almost got talked into buying a dress by them that was so not me.

I saw my dress online and found out it was available at a boutique about 4 blocks from me and decided to check it out. I went in, thought it might be the one, found out I could buy the discounted sample that fit me perfectly but decided to go home to think about it. I went back probably two hours later and bought it haha!

I highly recommend taking pictures because it was viewing the pictures at home that really helped me decide. I didn’t cry and have some “bridal moment” at the store with a stranger consultant but when I was alone looking at the pictures I teared up because I realized the dress was MY dress. It was also nice because my mom and BFF told me they cried when I sent them pics and to go back and get it the dress, so I did get a bit of group validation in the end. (Random side note: I also recommend pics because there was another dress I liked a lot in person on me but in pictures made my stomach look weirdly huge… as Cher from Clueless said never trust a mirror, only Poloroids  ). 

Post # 17
370 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015 - Surrey, BC, Canada

I went by myself. I had a great time. I felt a little awkward because I’ve never tried on formal dresses etc before, but the consultant was really nice and helped me a lot. It was a small local boutique and they had really good prices actually. I was very impressed, and bought my dress there (thought about it for 2 weeks before going back to put the money down on it lol)

Post # 18
3972 posts
Honey bee

I went dress shopping alone. I’d seen a dress in a store window and it appealed to me, I wanted to try it on withut anyone influencing my decison. I tired it on, it was perfect and I left the shop a half hour later having paid my deposit. I had no dress regret and the whole thing was wonderfully stress free.

Post # 20
49 posts
  • Wedding: October 2015


Mawwaige:    I don’t live near my family and don’t have very many close friends nearby so I didn’t have anyone really to invite with me.  I technically wasn’t “alone” but with my wedding planner who set up 2 appointments for me.  The first place was awkward because it was so small and crammed and there wasn’t any privacy.  The bride next me me had about 5 people with her, and was literally 4 feet away. So, when she left to try on another dress, I had 5 strangers watching me and listening to my comments.  

The second place I went was set up so much better than the first.  It had mirrors in-between the pedestals, so I could concentrate on what I liked about the dresses, not worry about other people staring at me.  I found the perfect dress and felt great about my decision!  I know its the right dress for me, and am glad I didn’t have various opinions telling my otherwise!


Post # 21
2542 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Mawwaige:  I’m a ‘browser’  so on one particular spontaneous drop in to a bridal store I tried on a few dresses and immediately fell in love with a dress that made me feel like a million bucks and bought it on the spot! No biggie being alone, I still got the reactions later when family saw it 🙂 Plus it was actually nice to be able to just think without a lot of other opinions crowding me.

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