(Closed) How do I do this whole dress shopping thing?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
1358 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I’m glad I tried on a lot of different types of dresses (mermaid, sheath, a-line, ballgown–tried ’em all), but I think it’s important to be open minded about anything you might initially be against.

I thought I definitely didn’t want strapless, but I ended up really loving the strapless style I chose. That being said, I wonder if I should have tried on more strapless styles once I realized I didn’t hate it, because I might have chosen a dress with more of a sweetheart.

Post # 4
11752 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

The first time you go, try on all different silhouettes to see what you like best on you.  Then, go from there!  Be open minded, try things on that you wouldn’t necessarily think you liked or wanted. (aka I was dead set on a plain dress, I got one with a medium amount of bling!)

Post # 5
9538 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

Yep…be open minded!

Post # 6
7904 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

Try on things that the stylist recommends even if you think no-way-in-hell. I thought I hated fitted dresses… turns out I was completely mistaken. Also, be HONEST about your budget. There is no point in lying. If you can spend 2k but want to spend 1.5, tell them that. A good associate will listen. A bad one would bring you stuff out of your price range no matter what you say.

If you are larger than a street size 6 or 8, wear underwear that you don’t mind other people seeing that top of at the back since the dresses will likely not close and if you have to step out into the salon to show friends/family, you may want to consider how comfortable you will be. I found I did not need to bring any special bras because everywhere had a longline to put me in, but sometimes salons don’t have those, especially less expensive ones.

Post # 7
10453 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

Ty on EVERYTHING. Different styles and fabrics I mean. You may think you hate it in pictures or on the hanger but on your body it can be a totally different story. 

Post # 8
327 posts
Helper bee

try on diferent style so you know which styles look best on you.then you can have a look at different fabric. my friend ordered hers online as she wants to save money so she just try on different dresss in store. she bought it on foxmall.com. she love the dresses so much that she ordered a reception dress from them as well

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