(Closed) First time trying on dresses…didn’t go so well.

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
171 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Don’t put too much pressure on yourself! It will work out.

In the mean time, would you mind posting some of the photos you took? Would love to see.

Post # 4
6394 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I feel you on the busty thing. What helped me was going to David’s Bridal and trying on dresses in my size to see what shapes really did look good on me. 

Post # 5
1871 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

Wedding dress shopping isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. It’s hard on your body image, your self-esteem, your patience, and your wallet. 

Keep reminding yourself that it’s about finding a dress to fit YOU, not the other way around. And you WILL find it; it’ll be the one that reminds you how glorious it is to be shaped just the way you are. 

Post # 6
161 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

@helly: lol, are you as addicted to seeing people in their dresses as me?!


My first dress try on wasn’t horrible, and I ended up finding a dress. But i was VERY frustrated at first. I felt like everything I tried on was bad, or the sample was so off size wise you couldn’t tell what it would really look like. She brought it a dress I never would have tried, and I ended up absolutely loving it on. I definitely got that feeling. It was just as I decided I wasn’t going to get a dress that day, too! Don’t lose hope! Relax and be silly and you might find it goes a lo easier.

Post # 7
6825 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I feel your pain!  I am plus size and most of the sample dresses tried on we couldn’t even zip/button up.  So it was hard to tell how it would look properly!  Just take some deep breathes and go with an open mind.

Post # 10
260 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I think you look beautiful!  The second looks great on you and really shows off your figure.  I think you should definitely go with something that cuts you at the waist instead of an empire cut.  Has a bit more shape which really highlights your body.  Now that I’m looking at them again I really love that second dress.  It’s so pretty!!

Post # 11
627 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I love the first one, especially the back. What about putting the black belt on the first one? 

Post # 12
7587 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I like the second dress too. You are busty, but have a defined waist and you should show it off.

Post # 13
1227 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

The second one is fantastic on you!

Post # 14
123 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I love the first one – the back is adorable and it’s so figure flattering! 

I hear ya’ on the busty thing (I’m a dd). I just tried some dresses on and stuff fit me everywhere except my chest. It was rough but after talking to the consultant it seemed like it was possible to alter the top of the dress while keeping the rest of it the correct size.

Post # 15
154 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

First of all, congrats on your weight loss!  I think they both look good on you with the second being my favorite though.  I never got that “feeling” with my dress.  I know that I loved it more than the others i’d tried on and loved looking at myself in it though.  Try going shopping during the week if you can.  There will be far less people which would probably make the experience better for you.  I think I went to 7 stores before I found mine.  I think i’ve seen some extension type clips in some places that held the dress in place even if it was too small… they had some sort of string with a clip attached to each side. 

Not to make you anymore nevous but I know many dress take 4+ months to come in with regular shipping (mine took 5).  You may have to look into rush shipping…. I believe David’s Bridal may do them quicker? 


Good luck!  You’ll know when you find it 🙂

Post # 16
241 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

Come on, you’re being too harsh on yourself. Those dresses do NOT look like “loose bath towels”. Keep looking and you’re bound to find “the one” so don’t give up hope!

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