(Closed) NO dress shopping!!!

posted 7 years ago in Full Figured
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I would call around and see if they have plus size dresses or just go to davids bridal(they keep all sizes in the store) and try on the shape of the dress and make sure you like it..

Post # 5
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729 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

What about alfred angelo stores? is there one in your area. I find that AA has a lot more selection than DB.

Post # 6
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6824 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I would call around bridal shops you never know!  Every shop I went to had plus size dresses to try on.  In fact the place I got my dress actually caters to plus size women, that is the only kind of dresses they do!

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@soontobemrsjohnnyb:  I live in WA too!  I think you will be surprised by the number of salons with plus size dresses.  I went to a couple of salons and each had dresses from a size 0 to 30.  Here’s a place in Olympia that carries size 0 to 28: http://weddingswithjoy.com/about/

I went to Benita’s Bridal in Silverdale and Pearls and Lace in Burien and they had a good selection of all sizes.

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I went to davids bridal and tried on some im one size from being plus size so didnt actually try one plus size ones but you can always look at the website and See what they have for plus size…

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I skipped the the bridal boutique experience and just ordered online and I’m perfectly happy. Bringing a whole entourage to the store and trying on dozens of dresses was never a concept that held much appeal for me.

Post # 10
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780 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

i agree with all the previous posters.  another spin on your original idea is that some dress salons/designers can take a CRAAAAZZZY amount of time to get a dress back after you have ordered it.  you may lose the 2 dress sizes in a flash, but if you bod is as stubborn as mine, it may take a minute.  HA! 

annnnnnd, i don’t mean to scare you but wedding dress sizes tend to run 3…4 sizes behind street sizes!!!  I KNOW RIGHT??!!!  so you certainly should go in and try dresses on at salons that have a variety of sizes.

i thought about going the online dress route as well, but the reviews were so up in the air and there were so many different replica companies and some were supposedly better than others and…WHEW!!!! i just decided not to do that and go in and try the dresses on.

🙂

Post # 11
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569 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I found that the smaller, boutique type salons really didn’t have a good range of sizes in sample dresses, but larger salons had samples up to size 30. Just call ahead and ask them if they have plus size samples.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I went to two bridal shops when looking for dresses…they were both independent stores, not necessarily tiny boutiques,  but not a David’s Bridal or anything like that.  And I was really surprised how many dresses I was able to try on.  I don’t know what sizes I was actually trying on, but there were quite a few options that were the style I was going for.  It wasn’t like I tried on the one they had.  

I think if you feel comfortable, going to the store to try on dresses can be a fun experience (especially if you have a good group of people to go with).  And if you call the store in advance and find out what their size range is, I think it’ll be a much more enjoyable experience.

Good luck!

Post # 16
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@soontobemrsjohnnyb: Honestly the places I went to either there were quite a few other brides no one else was paying attention to me (not talking consultants but other customers).  As for the consultants they are so used to brides they don’t even bat an eye at nearly naked women.  Heck the place I got my dress at it was just me and the consultant, (she owns the shop)  She put me in the long line bra as in hooked it in the back and helped me into the dress.

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