(Closed) First time dress shopping

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
Hostess
11283 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I wore a strapless bra. Know your price range. If you’ve got ideas or pictures of ones that you like then show them. Other than that, keep an open mind and enjoy.

Post # 4
Member
5106 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I totally agree with Prewitt. And I just want to say, don’t discount any dress that others have pulled for you without putting it on! I went into dress shopping thinking I knew all the things I didn’t want. I came out with a dress that embodied most of those things. They all look so different on the hanger. Keep an open mind, give every dress you “think” you don’t/won’t like a chance, and have a blast!

There’s my two cents :o)

Post # 5
Member
14496 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Wear cloths that are easy to get on and off and comfortable shoes.  Bring some heals that are the approximate height that you will prob wear to your wedding.  Bring a camera, you might have to be sneeky.  I almost bought a dress that in photos made me look like a giant square.  Take a notebook to write down details and notes about the dresses you tried on, try to match it with the number on the camera.  Hair clip or pony tail holder. 

Try on all different types of dresses, I bought one in a style that I was determined not even to try on. 

Post # 6
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1037 posts
Bumble bee

I would say make sure your hair and make up is done to your usual satisfaction.  I’m just one of those people that thinks nothing looks great on me when my hair’s a mess and make-up isn’t done properly 🙂

Post # 7
Member
5106 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@skyeatnight: Ohhhh, good point! I looked a hot mess after trying on so many dresses. And fluorescents don’t do any gal much justice anyway.

Post # 8
Member
688 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I second the idea of bringing pictures of styles you like, I didn’t my first few times out and the stuff they pulled was not at all what I had wanted. But that leads me to the second point which is try on all the stuff you think you don’t want…I tried to get one gown in every possible silhouette and it turned out that certain styles looked a lot better than I thought!

And definitely bring a camera- I went to four stores and all allowed pictures (just ask). If they don’t, you’re probably not really in a reputable place- every store I went to wrote down the brands, style numbers, etc. The pics are helpful because you will wind up forgetting what they look like.

and the best part is the veil!! at least I think so lol. Have fun!!!

Post # 9
Member
4137 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

wear granny panties, bring water and a snack for in between visits, and don’t try on ANYTHING outside of your budget.

Post # 10
Member
5106 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

Tell  us how it goes!

Post # 11
Member
112 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

@skyeatnight: I agree make sure you look polished will make you feel better trying on clothes.  Also I used nude underwear.

Post # 12
Member
3167 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

strapless nude-coloured bra and bikini undies (recommend non-lace – the hooks were getting caught on it!), try ALL styles, have a preferred budget and save your upper limit for if you don’t find anything lower, do your hair and makeup nicely, and stand up straight!! i couldn’t believe the number of girls i saw slumped over when i was trying on dresses – nothing’s going to look good when you’re hunched over.

Post # 14
Hostess
11283 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@ADBK2011: Enjoy this afternoon 😉 Hope you’re getting an idea though, of what you like

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