(Closed) Haven’t started trying on dresses yet…??? Advice!

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
1066 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Make sure you make an appointment so the associates can focus on you and will have the time to assist you.  If possible, weekdays would be less busy than a weekend.

Bring a strapless bra to wear, and panties that you’re comfortable in, since you’ll probably be changing in front of the store associates lol.

I would suggest trying on a variety of silhouette’s first, and then narrowing down your choices. 

The tie up back is called a corset back.  Think of different fabrics that you might like, taffeta, satin, etc.  Think of your venue and what style of dress would go well with your type of wedding. 

Figure out your budget and make it clear to the store, and dont try anything on over your budget…

Dont go with a huge crowd of people, but would be nice to take a couple of close girls or mom with you.

Good luck and have fun with it πŸ™‚  Don’t feel sad if you don’t find anything you like right away, sometimes it takes time to find the right dress!!

Also, some stores don’t allow you to take pics, but if they do, this is GREAT since you might think you love a dress on you, and then see yourself in the photos and see things you may not have seen otherwise… this was very helpful for me, so I tried to stick with stores that would allow picture taking.

Post # 5
1066 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

No problem πŸ™‚  I also scoured the Internet looking at wedding dress pics and figured out what I liked best.. then you can bring them to the store and see if they have those dresses or something similar.

I actually fell in love with a dress I saw a pic of online, and ended up purchasing that one!  I tried on so many others, but they just did not compare.

Post # 8
1679 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Try on every silhouette the consultant suggests, even if you can’t imagine yourself in it.  I was against mermaids, but found out that I loved them.


You know your personality and whether you can handle trying on dresses outside of your budget.  I tried on plenty of high end gowns…even a $11,000 Oscar de la Renta.  I knew I wasn’t spending that kind of money and the consultant knew as well…it was fun. 

If you are the kind to fall in love with something outside of your budget, obviously, you have to limit yourself.


In my experience, most high end salons are fine with pictures.  In fact, at the salon that carried Oscar de la Renta, Carolina Herrera, and other couture lines, my consultant was the one who suggested taking pictures! πŸ™‚

Post # 10
1844 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

  I just went yesterday…in the middle of this 100 degree heat wave we’ve been having. I really know how to pick the dates :-).

  I agree with the previous posters…bring someone along with you, but not an entire entourage! When I went, it was just my mom and I. That worked out perfectly, it was fun and great to have someone else’s opinion, but it wasn’t overwhelming.

  Try on EVERYTHING. When I was working with my dress consultant, I told her that I wanted an A-line dress with a corset back. I tried on everything in those parameters–beaded, basic, pick-ups–even if I didn’t think I would like it, I still tried it on. I actually ended up getting a dress that was totally different from what I thought it would be. I thought I would want a completely beaded bodice, and I ended up with something that had a little sparkle and rouching.

  Bring water! Those dresses get hot!

  Don’t be afraid to ask to try on a certain dress (or dresses) multiple times. I tried on what became my dress three times before I committed to it.

  Overall, have fun! I am kind of sad that trying on dresses is over with, but I am excited that I found “the one”!


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