(Closed) First time trying on. What should I know?

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
70 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Wear flesh-toned underwear and bring a flesh toned strapless bra.  Come in with a few dress shapes or styles you like, but be open to consultant suggestions.  Have FUN!

Post # 4
3370 posts
Sugar bee

@Laurenplusalex:  Don’t judge too harshly when it’s still on the hanger. Try it on anyway.

Post # 5
4949 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@Laurenplusalex:   I’d suggest visiting multiple stores before buying, even if you find a dress you love.  Every store has different designers and styles.  Shapewear is a great idea, as it helps the dresses to slide on and off more easily.  Don’t wear too much make up as it may rub off on the dresses, and as a PP said – the dresses look very different on a person than they do on the hanger!!   Try a variety of silhouettes.   Smile!! Take a bottle of water, and ask if you can take photos – if they allow them, take lots!! It really helps to know how a dress photographs.  Not all dresses photograph well.  


Post # 6
1491 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Try on lots of styles and different types of dress!  Be open to different fabrics and detailing….  also if they let you take pictures, take some so you remember how it looked later!  

and more imporantly, HAVE FUN!!  

Post # 7
1502 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@Laurenplusalex:  Don’t wear a thong.  You might be changing in front of people.  I always wear thongs and wore one to my appt, thinking I didn’t want to have any panty lines in any of the dresses.  You wouldn’t have been able to see underwear anyway and I was left mostly naked in front of a lot of strangers.  I’m not the kind of person who cares too much about stuff like that, but it was a little awkward.

Post # 8
839 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@Laurenplusalex:  First off I would suggest bringing a strapless bra. I had pics of some dresses to show my consultant. She had picked some out for me to try based on what I had told her I liked and didn’t like. Make sure you tell them a budget. You never want to try on a dress that’s way over budget and falling in love with it because nothing else will compare to that dress. I had saw a dress I really loved and it was like $300 over budget, but I tried it on anyways because I didn’t want a measly $300 to be the reason I didn’t try on and get my dream dress. Make sure you try on different styles. It definitely surprised me what looked good and bad on. Try on dresses your not really sure about as well because it may be the one. Some stuff looked awful on the hanger, but looked good on and some stuff looked great on the hanger and looked terrible on. I found out that drop waist, fit and flare, and mermaid styles look great on me. Natural waist look horrible! Just relax and have fun. Good Luck!

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