(Closed) Is there a dress for me?

posted 5 years ago in Full Figured
Post # 3
322 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

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
2103 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

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 # 6
95 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

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
3765 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

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
8 posts
  • Wedding: August 2013

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
1848 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

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
197 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

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
145 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

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

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