(Closed) Dress shopping kinda worried … some reassurance would be appreciated :)

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
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Buzzing bee

As a smaller girl I can tell you that the sample dresses were HUGE on me, so I don’t think you have to worry that they won’t fit. Sure, some may not do up all the way but they should have clips to attach to the top of the zipper so you can still get a good idea. 

When it comes to not normally liking dresses, all you can do is try! Let the sales assistant know that you aren’t comfortable in dresses and they will help you pick styles they think will work for your body. Make sure you try on all the different shapes (a-line, sheath, mermaid, ball gown, etc) so you can see what you feel comfortable in. If you do not find anything, don’t stress. There are other bridal shops and other dresses. And don’t forget that as traditions are slowly becoming less and les important, it’s totally ok if you don’t wear a dress to your wedding! If it’s going to make you feel more confident and amazing on your wedding day, go rock those pants or a skirt or whatever!

Post # 3
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Honey bee

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@sway0060  I was a size 10 when I was dress shopping, and I was so nervous I was going to look chunky and not be able to tell what anything looked like because of the sample sizes. I shopped downtown NYC at some ritzy places, and I had no problem whatsoever. Believe me, wedding dresses are expensive, and they are built to make you look friggen fabulous. The only place that had super tiny sizes that I went to was Kleinfeld, and even with like size 4 dresses, I could tell what it was going to look like and I did not look like a stuffed sausage. I also do not like bling and over the top girly stuff, and still had a ball trying different dresses on. Just have fun and do not panic when they take out clips and things to hold you in…they do that to everyone!

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Most the dresses I tried on were in the 8-12 range 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

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@sway0060  no clue what my adult size is in pants and really no clue on department store dresses as they are all different but in juniors pants I wear 9/10/11 depending on the brand and my dress was orderes as  a mori lee 14 (we ordered up just in case better safe than sorry) but I was able to zip up 8’s of fitted mermaid dresses even though sitting would’ve been an issue lol … I think you will be fine even at that if there was a dress I liked but i couldn’t get it zipped the store usually had a dress of the same shape in just about any size so I could at least see if it was a good shape for me or not 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

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@sway0060  i had to size up for my butt and thighs so if you are anyrhing like me those kind of dresses you should have no problem 🙂 good luck 

Post # 10
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Blushing bee

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@sway0060  I’m a street size 10 and had absolutely no issues trying on dresses.  Don’t worry!  They have ways of pinning you into dresses that are both too small and too large for you (I tried on dresses that ranged from bridal sizes 8-20, though most were bridal 10-12).

Any consultant that makes you feel like they’ve written you off is 1) crazy and 2) an idiot that clearly doesn’t want to make a sale and definitely doesn’t deserve commission from you.  Luckily, I didn’t run into anyone like this and I would be very surprised if you do.  They want to you feel good about how you look.  Bring 1-2 trusted people with you for truth and you will be fine. 🙂 

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