(Closed) Feeling Blue… Dress Shopping

posted 5 years ago in Full Figured
Post # 3
4436 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

*hugs* I’m sorry you are going through this. Try to stay positive and I’d definitely be firm with the salespeople- make it clear you love your body and want to show off your curves, not camouflage them!! I hated dress shopping in the beginning- all the dresses felt so weird and I didn’t want to try any on and when I did I thought everything looked horrible on me and nice on everyone else. But, after a couple stores, it started to become more fun and then I started to love everything on me! lol It’s a once in a lifetime thing, so try to enjoy yourself- I wish I spent more time trying on more dresses (eventhough I love the dress I ultimately got, after having dress regret with the first dress I chose). Take your time and don’t feel pressured to buy  on the spot:)

Post # 4
245 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Seriously, this was me! I wound up googling a crap load of dresses after a few disappointing appts because I just couldn’t find a dress I loved and I stumbled upon Essence of Australia…gorgeous and different dresses! I’m a 18 street size and my Essence of was a 22

Post # 6
245 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

hahaha, thanks I try 😉

Post # 7
1022 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@candykristina:  🙁 I hope you find your dress!

Post # 8
4 posts
  • Wedding: November 2013

hello I am a size 18 as well and was dreading going dress shopping. i went to 5 shops and some tips I learned was to ask ahead when scheduling the appt. finally don’t feel bad about who you are… I recently went to another dress shop and these people we’re adamant that i should try on a 14 because it was corset…these ppl don’t get it. Anyway so with no assistance from the employees I was put in a fittin room to fend for myself … Long story short the 14 was stuck…I mean stuck where I was sweating…I had two choices cry or be a woman ask for help and get over it. The sales ppl made me feel bad saying dont try on dresses that don’t fit so I came back at them saying If I had help we wouldn’t be at this point. I got so fed up that I tore the hell out of that dress trying to get out…I asked for help twice with no respoNse. I put on my clothes and walked out with confidence. My money is green and I am a customer, I am a bride and I am beautiful. even a size 6 would get stuck in a 2….. Lol but the battle is over an I founD the one. I remember the night before my first a bridal appt and I had serious anxiety that my fiancé calmed me down hugged me and said just have fun as if u were buying just any other dress, and shopping with your friends,  but this time the most beautiful dress on YOU… 

Post # 10
296 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013



I traveled two hours to a place that catered to plus size woman, just knowing that they had over 100 dresses I could get on made the process so much easier. At the time I found my dress (as pictures) I was a street size 18 too. I was scared to try on anything form fitting however my consultant insisted I try on a slim a line and I ended up loving it. If you have the time and resorces to find the right salon I promise you will find the perfect dress…trust your consultant they usually do know what they are talking about if they work with curvy girl all the time!

I also tried on lots of dresses with pickups and poof thinking it would hide my imperfections but my (also plus sized) bridesmaid gave me a moment of clarity…she said all these dresses look beautiful on you but you look like a curvy girl trying to hide your curves, why not show them off!

This is what I ended up with ( it still needs alteration) nixing the bow I think and changing the neckline.

Good luck with your search!

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