- 5 years ago
- Wedding: September 2013
My best friend is getting married this November (yes, in 11 months) and she has not even started looking for her gown.
She admitted to me that she was afraid to even go shopping because of her size/weight, etc.
She is about 5 feet tall and a size 18 jeans. She also has absolutely HUGE breasts. Like …. size Fs. Yes, Fs.
She HATES her breasts and hates shopping and buying clothes because she carries all of her weight in her chest/stomach area. And even if she finds something that fits, the pants are usually 6 inches too long and dresses that are supposed to be knee length come to her shins.
I’ve tried to be encouraging and show her pics of plus size gowns but she kinda just blows them off.
She says she doesn’t even know where she’d go because most bridal stores don’t have that much to choose from for plus sized girls.
I tried identifying with her because while I’m not plus size, I’m not very thin either (size 12) so everything I tried on was either huge on me or I couldn’t squeeze into if my life depended on it.
I’ve tried asking her if she wants me to come with her or help her look online, etc, but again she just shrugs and says “I don’t know.”
I’m one of her BMs so I know that she values my opinion, etc, especially since I just got married 3 months ago, but I feel bad because I don’t know how to help her or encourage her. I don’t want to push her or make her mad but she needs to start shopping soon to avoid the last minute stress and have time for alterations, etc.