(Closed) I have a confession to make.

posted 11 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
10216 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

Bravobride.com saved me on the dress search honestly. I am a size 14-16 and bought a size 18 dress from another bride.  It was only $300.  Also check places like Davids bridal they have a lot of dresses in our size.

Post # 4
671 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2020

I would try on dresses in stores to see what you like and what fits you best, and then look online to buy a used dress.  They are very affordable and honestly, no one will EVER know that they were previously warn.  It’s amazing!!  And a really smart way to shop.  You can have the dress of your dreams for a fraction of the price. 

Post # 5
1079 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Do you have a local consignment store? I don’t like warehouse stores like David’s Bridal – I wanted a boutique without the price. My local consignment store was so nice and helpful. Sheer sleeves would be nice – that’s what a friend of mine did and it looked great. If you want something simple check out bridesmaid dresses in white. My favorites are Aria and Jenny Yoo. They both have sample sales online and I got a silk dress for $85 plus shipping. The only bad thing is no returns, but Aria will send you a try-on dress for a small fee. Their full prices aren’t bad for silk and Aria definitely sells size 20.

Post # 6
67 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I was flipping through the most recent Brides magazine and they featured the CUTEST Jackie O inspired while silk shift. It had 3/4 length sleeves and was knee length. It was totally, sweet, a little retro, and bride beautiful without being too fussy. The 40’s -50’s cocktail dress vibe is always cute too.

Post # 7
356 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

awww… just smile!! you are getting married and this is the most imprtant thing!!! he def wants to see you in a dress and why not? davids bridal has some really cute dresses you might like…check these out!




you can always wear a puffy dress like kate hudson’s in the movie and you can add a lace or satin 3/4 sleeved bolero….so you will make happy your hubby and you will feel comfortable! 🙂

just go for it.. go with a relax and open mind… i suggest to try on a little of everything just to give you an idea…

good luck!

Post # 8
3997 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

First of all, this is an exciting opportunity!  You get to show your Fiance a whole different, glamorous, beautiful side of you!  Since he’s used to you in jeans and pajama pants, he’s going to die when he sees you in all your feminine glory.  Yay!  Ok, sorry, I am such a girl sometimes.  Anyhoo, you have plenty of time to find a dress, so don’t panic yet, but do go out looking ASAP.  I personally don’t think the fact that you don’t have friends or family in town is a problem.  When I went dress shopping, I did take my Mother but that was just to bond.  I feel like when you have too many people, with varying opinions, you get confused about what you like/look good in vs. what others like on you.  In the end, you have to love your dress, they don’t!  But, I would take into account that your Fiance was really into the Kate Hudson dress (which I do think is beautiful).  I’d start off at David’s Bridal.  I swear, they used to be shady, I’d heard a bunch of horror stories, but they’ve recently stepped it up.  They have a ton of beautiful dress, and, the best part… they have an amazing selection in the size you are.  So, what I’d say is to go there, look at a catelog or just go through the dresses, see some stuff you like and pick it up.  Don’t go by what you imagine you would look like in it, just go with what you like.  Then, when you’re trying them on you’ll get a better idea of what you think would work best.  Its all basically trial and error.  Just don’t buy a dress because you need one, buy it because you love it! 

Post # 9
4122 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Well, don’t necessarily put a long dress out, don’t forget, you’ll have your escort down the aisle and hubs to hold on too, I don’t think you’ll fall and break your neck! They won’t let you! And if you do have a train, it’s their job to hold it up and help you walk.. and then it get’s bustled so it’s not there anymore… If your concerned about finding “the” dress, you’ll open a lot more style to you with being open to a longer one.

What about your FI? Does he “want” to see you in a long traditional style (train) wedding dress? Perhaps bring it up a bit with him….

I actually LOVED shopping by myself! IT’s SOOOO much easier! you know yourself best. You know what you’re comfortable with… don’t let a sales person tell you, you’ll know.

Have you been to look at any at all yet? 

Post # 11
14181 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Call around the shops and see if they have any sales! most stores I visited had a $100 rack!  Just be up front when you call. If they say “we don’t have any” ask them if they have any suggestions. Then when you show up, you don’t feel like, “oh gee, i thought maybe you’d have something i can afford” because you’ll know ahead of time!

You could always find somethign like this: http://www.promgowndress.com/cheap-prom-dress-evening-gown-4559.html or http://www.promgowndress.com/cheap-prom-dress-evening-gown-4623.html A very simple, white dress. Like a prom gown or a bridesmaid dress in white.

Really tho, for simplicity, I think a bridesmaid dress in white will be ideal for you and you can get one for under $200. They’ll hem it to the length you want and you won’t have a train,.


Post # 12
7152 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

Go try on the one that you liked from David’s that Bimba posted!! Start there 🙂

Post # 13
331 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I don’t have a dress yet either, and I’m getting married sooner than you! I’m going shopping on friday though, so I should have it ordered then. I didn’t want a giant fancy dress and I didn’t want to spend alot, so I’m geting a bridesmaid dress that comes in off-white–mine is long, but there were some great short ones as well. Its from Watters, they have two bridesmaid lines, and most of the dresses come in white/off-white.



Post # 14
257 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Yeah if you go try on a dress or two it might get you into the spirit of things!

Have fun 🙂

Post # 15
356 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

YAYA im so happy i finally helped one BEE!!!

just go try it and please try something else on just to have an idea… u might like that one, but then you might end up with another one (same thing happen to me)…

that dress is definitely for non formal wedding, and it will be super confy for your wedding… if u end up with totaly different style remember that you can also add a bolero to ceover your arms…

 like i said just go with an open mind and dont get upset if you wont find the “dress”….soon or later you will find something, but if you dont try you will never know…you will be beautiful!

Post # 16
1251 posts
Bumble bee

Could you post a full body picture of yourself?

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