(Closed) Has anyone had the "GET THIS OFF ME" feeling while dress shopping?

posted 4 years ago in Dress
Post # 46
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Helper bee

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anonbee4321:  Yes, I know what you mean! I was getting tired of hearing how every dress was perfect on me. My best experience was at the place where I ultimately bought my dress from. The consultant there was SO great and honest. She could tell right away if I wasn’t comfortable in something and didn’t try to force anything.

I was torn between two dresses and she raved about the less expensive one (a few thousand dollar difference), because she could tell it was the one for me. It’s the one I ended up buying. I really appreciated that and her honesty.

To answer OP, anything without a lot of structure in top I needed off me stat. I felt so self-conscious.

Post # 47
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

Yes. And that was always the one I got stuck in waiting for them to pull more dresses lol. I found out my max is 6 dresses. After I try on 6 I start feeling like that about all of them. I hated when I got that feeling and they tried to say things like “let me just lace it up it will look better”. No. GET THIS OFF ME NOW! lol

Post # 48
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

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Blueghostgirl:  Absolutely! You can think it looks great on the hanger and it turns out to be totally unsuited to your body type.

I tried on a strapless A-line that I thought would be perfect – it made me look like I had no breasts, was so tight I felt like my ribs were fractured and was so sheer that I’d basically have to wear no underpants. I didn’t even leave the dressing room in that one.

Post # 49
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

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yorkshirerose:  That is seriously the most stressful feeling of clothes shopping. I didn’t have it wedding dress shopping (probably because I had help) but with my pear shape, I’ve stepped into clothes instead of going over the head and had that ‘oh shit’ moment where I think I’m going to have to be cut out of the thing.

Post # 50
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

Yes, I went into a store with my mum that stocked a lot of really full skirted dresses (think lots of Allure brand) and tried on two dresses and just wanted to rip them both off as soon as I saw them in the mirror. i wish I was brave enough to post an image with my fave in them!

Post # 51
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Buzzing bee

Oh yes. I’m fat and I went to a sample sale. Oddly the lady running the show wasn’t ready yet and tried to put me into the only plus size dresses she had out, one of which was a 90s cap sleeve scoop neck nightmare….ugh I told her no and then when I got in the dressing room and tried another dress she brought it back and insisited. BARF

Post # 52
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

Yep! I went dress shopping once and hated them ALL. I’m a little shy with saying how I feel (especially when the girl was pulling them). Then I went to the local Bridal/Prom shop and bought the 3rd dress I tried on there and haven’t looked back!

Post # 53
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Blushing bee

There’s nothing worse than trying on a dress that’s too small and too tight that makes you feel like crap, and you are just like GET ME OUT OF IT lol glad to know I’m not the only one that feels crappy sometimes in the dress shops

Post # 54
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I felt that way about every bridal gown I tried on. Stiff, heavy, uncomfortable – I couldn’t imagine dancing all night even in the most simple ones. Plus I felt I looked washed out in white. I ended up in a nude sparkly lightweight sheath style evening gown from Bloomingdale’s and a matching custom veil from Etsy. I was comfy all night and I plan on wearing it again at some point. 

Post # 55
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

I have both the get this thing off me, with a WTH face, and then I had get this thing off me and got stuck in it lol, which is worse when you are trapped IN IT! Ahhh.

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