(Closed) Dress Shopping Leads to Sad Face

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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4567 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

๐Ÿ™ I’m so sorry that happened! Nothing like someone making you feel terrible about your size. I’ve been there, and it sucks. I would write a letter to their corporate and let them know what happened, including the name of the girl you were “helped” by.

As for the dress search, I got nothin’ for ya. I haven’t been dress shopping yet.

Post # 4
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10218 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

Ick I definitely feel like this will be my experience as well. i basically have called all of the stores to see if they have my sizes etc and to basically let them know, I know i’m not standard size and i know what size dress i want to try on (i’m a size 14/16)

I hear that maggie’s make you feel the smallest and can accommodate weight loss because they can go up or down three dress sizes from where you are currently.  at least that’s what i am hoping you know?  i

http://www.maggiesottero.com is the website…

Post # 5
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1897 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Oh, boy I was dreading gown-shopping!  My hips and whatnot were a size 12, and my bust only fit into a 14.  At times, I got majorly down on myself.  Also, those women really SQUEEZE you into dresses…they make them so tight!! I prefer to breathe.  Anyways, I put on a smile and realized “I am, who I am!”

My I also add, I know you said you’re on a budget, but PLEASE realize that David’s has the nasiest flurescent lighting ever.  I don’t know of anyone who looks good in those lights with all those mirrors around.  I looked like a big washed out blob there…then I went other boutiques and the lighting was much more flattering, much more “wedding-like”

Post # 6
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5993 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

oh that sucks and im sending lots of happy smilie vibes to you to help cheer you up – i dont know what the sales staff issue was in trying to force  you into something so uncomfy when there where comfortable sizes availble but i hope they’re not all like that out there. maybe someone can suggest a nice david bridals sales assistant for your local store to revisit and ask for her

goodluck – next time WILL be better!

Post # 8
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3539 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Oh im sorry you had a bad experience.

Keep us posted and i hope that smile comes back on your face soon ๐Ÿ™‚ Im sure tho you will find your dress, dont give up hope!

Post # 9
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546 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Wow, I am so sorry you had that experience there.  I was also dreading dress shopping anywhere and ended up going to Davids because I didn’t want to have dresses held up to me in a boutique store.  I am a bridal size 20 and my consultant at Davids was really accommodating and never may me feel weird or uncomfortable.

I tried on a handful of dresses and did fall in love with one and ended up buying it.  But if I would have had your experience I am sure I wouldn’t have.  Good luck on your next shopping trip!

Post # 10
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732 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010 - The Tower Club

You are not the first person to leave David’s Bridal in tears. Some people have great experiences there, but more often than not it’s described as an awful place. You are not a blob of fat — don’t let anyone make you feel that way! It’s not true. That has more to do with that saleslady than anything else.

Is there an Alfred Angelo store near you? They have many more sizes and their dresses are a bit more stylish. I went there this weekend and there’s a 20% off sale going on.

Good luck! There are a million dresses out there — you’re bound to find one that’s perfect! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 11
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

Ditto, you have never been a blob of fat dear ๐Ÿ˜€ You are a beautiful woman, and it’s not your fault you dealt with nasty folks…

Post # 12
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552 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Boo, what a way to start your dress shopping!  I’d totally write corporate, but it’s not like you want anything from them now….God that makes me mad!  Here’s to hoping you got your bad experience done and out of the way, and may all your shopping expiditions from here on out be everything they should be! 

Post # 13
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1641 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I can totally relate. I haven’t started dress shopping, mostly because I want to get some weight off first.

I am the perpetual yo-yo dieter since the age of eight (yes, eight. I won’t bring y’all down with my upbringing). I am so sensitive to the comments like ones you mentioned. I have to say, i think that sales person was unprofessional. She should be commenting on what works on you and focusing on the positive.

I hope this doesn’t discourage you. At least you’re one step ahead of me! I don’t even have the courage to step in a dress shop!

Post # 14
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18643 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I don’t know if David’s is the same as regular bridal salons but my bridal gown was much bigger than my usual size.  I’m so sorry you had a bad experience.  I’m not sure about you but I wouldn’t be able to buy a dress without seeing how it looks on me.  You probably can afford to wait a few more months to go and buy a dress if you think that you will feel more comfortable with it then.

Post # 15
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2289 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

Yyyyyyyyyyyyeah I’ve had that experience in dressing rooms many times. Boo on that.

I’d like to second the Alfred Angelo suggestion. They really do have some decent stuff and (maybe it was just the store I went to), the ladies there were really nice and helpful.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

HUGS!!!  Don’t let those ladies get you down.  You will find an amazing dress that you look stunning in!!

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