Post # 1
Hey Seattle bees!
I am going to be doing some gown shopping this summer in the Seattle area and I am wondering if you would like to recommend any boutiques that carry plus sizes. Extra points if they have plus size samples.
Post # 3
I’m not in a seattle but I did just purchase a plus sized white wedding dress from Isaac Mizrahi’s line at Target. I’ll let you know what I think.
I purchased the strapless sheath Iggloo. I think someone here had mentioned that dress here and I needed a second dress for the Papal blessing in Rome.
Post # 4
I’ve found that the Isaac Mizrahi stuff runs small- so depending on how plus you are, it may not work.
I know David’s Bridal get’s a bad rap, but I would really recommend it for plus sized brides.
I am a plus size (size 20 in street clothes) and called a salon near me specifically asking if they had plus size samples for me to try on. Well they did, there were 3 or 4, and they were all hideous rejects from the mid 90s.
I was feeling really crappy about that and decided to try DB (where my plus-sized sister had found her dress). Well, I had my choice of DOZENS of dresses that had samples in my size (and I found their plus size dresses run very similar to street sizes). It seemed like they had practically every single dress in my size or one size up/down. I chose about a 6 dresses to try on and found THE dress.
Even if you know you don’t want a dress from DB, I would suggest going anyway. They have a big selection and you can try on a variety of styles to see what looks good on you. That way if you have to buy a dress without trying on a sample, you can at least have an idea of what it will look like on you.
Post # 5
I purchased my dress from I Do Bridal in Wallingford. It appeared that every dress in their store had a plus size version. They don’t have plus size samples and the samples were not very plus size friendly but they do have their ways to squeeze you in.
Post # 6
I would try David’s Bridal, I got my dress size 16W there and it was the one I tried on at the store!
Post # 7
Try The Wedding Bell Bride in Tacoma.
They had a pretty good selection, and I bought my size 22 off the rack that day.
Post # 8
I got my dress at Blue Sky Bridal, it is a used dress boutique in the U District and you can save a lotta money on designer gowns by going this route. I LOVE the dress I got! They did have some plus sized dresses but what they have is really based on what people are calling the owner to put in there. I’d give them a call and let them know your size and they’ll let you know as things come in.
Post # 9
I’m a BBW, and… having just done some serious bridal gouwn hunting, I can tell you that the Brides Outlet in Everett has a good selection on their plus-sized rack. There are also some stunning dresses at Bellevue Bridal Boutique (and their customer service is fantastic). The outlet store for Brides by Demetrios in Tacoma also has some absolutely *gorgeous* high-quality gowns, and their prices are great, because much of what they have there is discontinued stock (just be prepared to buy your gown right then & there, and you can get a screamin’ deal).
<Gown found! Hunt over! Yay!!!>
Post # 10
I recommend Cynderellie’s Closet! It’s way up north in Edmonds, but worth the drive.
Post # 11
alfred angelo stores have GORGEOUS plus size dresses instock