Post # 1
Despite the family drama that has ensued about this weekend, I’m still going dress shopping tomorrow!!! I have my strapless bra …and ideas of what I want… What else should I plan on? Any advice???
I really can’t wait to try on Casablanca 2012, it was borrowed from the company just so it would be there for my appointment!
Post # 3
My advice is full coverage panty! No thongs or g strings lol.
Post # 4
I just had my first dress appointments last weekend!
All I brought with me were my strapless bra, spanx (since I wear a thong), and a positive attitude.
It was a LOT more fun than I thought it was going to be, but you have to get comfortable with your consultant as you will be undressing in front of them. Also, if some of the dresses are smaller you may have to come out with the back not fully zipped up.
But otherwise I had a FANTASTIC experience and it was a lot of fun.
I was EXHAUSTED by the end though. So make sure you are well fed and well hydrated. Getting in and out of those dresses is HARD work!
Post # 5
You will have so much fun! I was very nervous when I first started looking for a dress…didn’t know what to expect! I made sure to wear a short white slip for some extra coverage! @KatNYC2011 is right, it can be exhasting so makes sure you have a light snack before you go!
Most of all, enjoy it….and don’t be afraid to try on a bunch of different styles!
Post # 6
Have a great time you’ll love it. As you’re doing try on the ones you want to try on but still keep an open mind just in case. You’ll love it.
Post # 7
Not a thong wearer… so got it covered….literally… haha
Good to know about it being exhausting. I thought it’d be like an hour tops..but now I’m thinking maybe not. Did any of you have to deal with your mom or someone else taking over? I’m a little worried about the dresses fitting small and having trouble envioning it in the correct size, and letting that affect your feelings about the dress. Did that happen at all???
Post # 8
Most important advice from me: Do NOT order your dress the first time you go shopping, even if you KNOW it’s THE ONE. 🙂 I did that, and have been having 2nd thoughts ever since. I wish someone would have told me to slow down and try on as many as I can before settling 🙂 I know I made the right choice, but still feel like I would have liked to try more on…. just my opinion though 🙂
Post # 9
okay this is a little gross – but i tend to get quite sweaty and the stores i went to were all overheated, so if i could do it again i’d bring a little hand towel in case of an onslaught of the sweats. The small of my back is the worst and it would be prety embarrassing when someone would be doing up a corset or clips and i’d know that i had sweat on my back. Like a PP said, it can be hard work getting in and out of dresses, and i wished i’d thought ahead. In the end i used a whole one of those little kleenex pouches, and walked out of the store with one stuck to my heel!
Post # 10
My dress was too small, but I still knew it was the one! I just loved it. I needed a size 6 and strangely they only had that sample in a 4 (which is strange because that seems REALLY small for a bridal sample… I assume someone ordered it then didn’t end up buying it or something). It didn’t affect my image of the dress, because I still had a good idea of what it would look like (just less tight lol). I can’t wait until my dress comes in so that I can try it on in the right size!
Post # 11
Good luck, and try and have fun! It’s a little overwhelming, but it’s a good time. And I agree, don’t buy on the first time! At least take a day to think about it.
Post # 12
@divergirl: sorry for my second posting in 3 seconds but i thought i’d answer you questions. I was worried about dresses fitting small, but (maybe its just here in australia) i actually found it to be the opposite. the first couple of dresses i tried on here Amsale, so an american brand, and i’m a street 12/14 so i was REALLY worried about them not even having one to try on. Turns out i fit rather comfortably into a 10…couldn’t get it all the day done up but they have clips and things to sort you out whether the dress is too big or too small. And for aussie designers i tried on, the sizes were dead on, i fit into ever 12 i tried with everything done up. I think it really depends on the brand.
Post # 13