Post # 1
My mom is coming to town in two weeks and I am trying to figure out where we should go shopping for wedding dresses? I am a size 14….and it really drives me crazy that most of the boutiques in Chicago don’t have that, but of course they say on the phone-oh, we can clip you into the samples, no problem!! Hahaha…not so much. I just don’t understand why they don’t have larger samples???
Anyone have suggestions of where they have a selection? Other then David’s Bridal?
Post # 3
@merri22: I’m getting my dress from La Joli Mode on Harlem Avenue. The sample I tried on there was a 12. They are very nice people and the prices are reasonable.
Post # 4
I wore a 14/16 when I went dress shopping in Chicago and unfortunately there wasn’t anything. A few stores carried maybe 1 or 2 plus size dresses and the rest they clipped on, which was kind of a joke.
I had the best experience at Belle Vie. They had about 3 or 4 dresses that fit. Macy’s Bridal Salon had about the same amount. I think Eva’s in Oak Lawn had a decent selection of plus size samples, but I don’t know if they’ve reopened after the fire. My worst experiences were at Ultimate Bride and Priscilla of Boston, which had no samples that fit (crazy that a flagship salon for Priscilla of Boston wouldn’t have any!) If you’re willing to try on second hand dresses, White Exchange has a variety of dresses (the sizes and labels are listed on their website).
Good luck. I went to ten different bridal salons in Chicago and it was overwhelming, but definitely a once in a lifetime experience. Have fun!
Post # 5
Bella Sposa in Tinley Park…. They are amazing and sooooo helpful.
I am also a 14. I purchased my dress from there.
I could not speak more highly of them.