Post # 1
I’m getting married in the late summer/early fall and I’m absolutely terrified of trying on wedding dresses. I haven’t gone looking yet, but even thinking of it makes me anxious.
I’m plus sized/overweight/fat/whatever you want to call it and I’m naturally very self-conscious about the way I look. Over the summer, I’ve lost some weight, and I’m happy with that, but it’s still not enough for me to feel at ease with a salesperson who has to help me in and out of dresses.
Has anyone felt this way? Any advice?
I think an A-line dress would look best on me. I’m short, so pouffy dresses are definitely out (and they add extra bulk so that’s not going to work). I’m down to a size 16 now….still losing weight.
I just want to feel comfortable and beautiful in a dress and to tell the truth, I’m scared that won’t happen for me.
Thanks for reading my moaning…..kind of helped to vent.
Post # 3
There are some fabulous and inspiring threads on the full figured board on this site that should help. I think so matter what size we are we all have worries going into dress shopping. I promise there are loads of dresses out there for you, and you will find something that you love and will make you feel like the beautiful person you are!
Love youself and your body, girl. Your Fiance already does 🙂
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Post # 5
I was really uncomfortable going dress shopping too, not because of my size, but still here are some things you can do to help put yourself at ease:
1) when you make your appointment, tell the lady on the phone your dress size and then that way your consultant will have time to think about which samples they have around that size.
2) I was surprised how little skin my consultants ended up seeing. What would generally happen is that she would pass me the dress through the curtain, I would step into it and then she would just come in to do up the back. The most of you she has to end up seeing is the middle of your back.
3) I know you’re going to laugh at this one, but for real, go for a cocktail (but not 8!) with your ladies beforehand. Have a good laugh, be in a good mood. That will make all the difference in the world.
4) Don’t go in with a pre-conceived notion about what is going to look good on you because of your size. Take a look through here at some of the shorter curvy girls in mermaid dresses and see that they look damn fine! Try on a few of everything. You may be surprised (I know I was!).
5) Don’t let your girls run around the shop willy-nilly pulling dresses in all sizes. Let your consultant do that because she will know not to bring in a size 6, but sometimes friends get caught up in the excitement. Not being able to get something on will put you in a bad mood.
Post # 6
I just want to dispel the theory on the puffy dresses… I’m a 16 (australian) and I wore a poffy dress pretty darn well if I say so myself 🙂