Post # 1
I am going to look at David Bridal for a dress next week after the holidays. I am having a hard time thinking about going and not making a fool out of myself. ok here is the problem in street clothes i wear a size 24-26 and from what i have read most dresses are 2 sizes bigger than street clothes. so this means i will be looking for dresses that are sizes 26-28 ish area. all the dresses at david bridal seem to only go to a 26. i know they can alter a dress to make it smaller can they make it bigger? or am i totally out of luck and need to convence my future husband to Justice of the Peace it instead? and i would but he wants a wedding with me in a gown. also another scare i am having is my boobs they are like an G cup will anything fit me?
any suggestions would be great.
thanks in advance for your help.
Post # 3
I didn’t have great luck at David’s. I’m petite and what most would call thin, but I have boobs and a butt that make it hard to fit into conventional sizes. The dresses at David’s were all much too large in the waist/hips area and simply much too tiny in the chest area. I ended up trying on size 12s when I’m a street size 6 just to get something that would zip past my mid back.
What I’m trying to get at is that there IS a dress for you, but I would suggest widening your search to salons that specialize in full-figured brides. You’ll feel much more comfortable and I’m certain you’ll find the dress for you! Please post pics when you do!
Post # 4
DB sizes tend to run closer to your street size than others, in my experience and as I’ve heard from others. You should go and try it out! They can also alter dresses by replacing zippers with corset backs, which may help.
Post # 5
@odeco2: I live in a place with very few shops and nothing for plus size. but i will try calling a few others places and see what they offer. so far david bridal are the only ones with any selection for plus sizes and thats like 2 hour drive away as it is.
Post # 6
Sure, I think you would be able to find a gown just fine! It doesnt hurt to look, after all keep in mind at the right cut with a lace up corset back, a size 26 may even be big on you if you fit into a 24. If you find a form fitting dress or with a zipper back, thats where it can get tricky and you may need to go up one size or more. I know personally I didnt fit into my own street size clothing equivalent gown size with a zipper, but I did with a lace up back. But it still depended on the cut.
David’s Bridal seemed to have a great selection of dresses in all kinds of sizes and I’m sure you will find something you will love – Alfred Angelo did as well. 🙂
Post # 7
Of course there is a dress for you, dear! I would also recommend Alfred Angelo. They had plenty of dresses for me to try on – I’m a full figured girl myself with G cups, too. Corsets are your friend! Good luck!
Post # 8
I found that David’s Bridal’s sizing to be truer to street size, at least in the plus sizes. I wear a 20 and the 20 at DB fit. It was a bit snug, but it zipped. With other brands, the size 20s were not zipping at all. So give DB a try.
Post # 9
Have you considered getting yours custom made? I know it’s 5-6 months out but it may be a possibility with a rush.
Taking out is a big process. Most seam allowances are about an inch.
Post # 10
I agree with David’s Bridal being close to street size. I’m 18 /20 street size and fit a little snuggly into an 18W (with a corset bra) and the 20W would need to be taken in a bit.
Post # 11
I suggest looking for a Bonny gown.. They have great fits!! The cost isnt terrible and would only cost you a few hundred more than DB. I originally went to DB and actually put a deposit down.. but I was not happy with the gown and went to a local bridal store and fell IN LOVE with my gown… Bonny Bridal 1108