(Closed) Outfits for dress shopping?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I’m pretty sure I wore jeans and a blouse…. now I did take a strapless bra with me. I didn’t worry about shoes until the actual fitting, and I wore makeup. I didn’t worry about dressing up for the salon because I figure if they treat me badly for being in jeans I don’t want to buy from them.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

My attire was dependant on the location. For the more upscale salons, I wore a casual dress with heels or jeans and a nice shirt (maybe heels too). For an average shop, I wore nice jeans and a pretty shirt with flats.

 

As for makeup, I always wear it. I could never not wear it! I wouldn’t worry about getting it on the dress, it’s just a sample, and it can be washed. If you typically cake on heavy foundation, it may be nice to limit it a bit, but otherwise, don’t worry!

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I wore a long, comfortable sun dress– so much easier to slip on and off than jeans and a blouse! I can’t say I ‘dressed up’, though. It was really nothing special.

I can’t tell you how many dresses had stains from women’s foundation rubbing off on the necklines. The whole thing made me super uncomfortable for some reason, and I remember being glad that I only wore VERY light makeup so it wouldn’t be smudging all of the place.

The biggest piece of advice I can give when it comes to this is to bring a few hairclips! You may love the dress with your hair down, but will you still love it if your hair is up? It’s nice to at least have the option of an up-do, even if you don’t think you’ll go in that direction.

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

Just went today =)

I wore jeans and a cute shirt, and my normal tennis shoes. I did wear makeup, but just liner and mascara. I also wore a strapless bra and a tummy smoother, but I ended up not needing them.

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I totally agree with above advice to take a hair clip!

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@angelinthesnowxo:  Oh goodness, you’ll be fine in eye makeup! I wear foundation, concealer, and powder and I didn’t notice any on the dresses. I’m most comfortable in jeans too, so I wore a dark pair. When you add heels, it fits the setting perfect 🙂

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I would like to add something about the dresses being “just a sample”.

The sample gowns are for sale, and will someday be someone’s wedding dress. The stores dont get the “samples” for free, they pay full price for them. That is why they want to help you into the gowns, so they stay as clean as possible. Most upscale salons will provide you with a makeup mask to keep the dresses clean 🙂

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I wore jeans and a cute top (which happened to require a strapless bra). I wore heels but took them off while I tried on dresses. I wore my normal makeup (eyeliner, shadow, mascara, lipgloss) but even if I was wearing a ton of foundation or something it wouldn’t have been an issue because I stepped into all the dresses I tried on.

I definitely agree with the hair advice! I ended up grabbing a ponytail holder from my purse so I could pull my hair back–so much easier.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@MayaBean:  I’m glad you brought that up! (I didn’t like my wording as soon as I posted it) Maybe it’s just the places I went, but even the more upscale stores had ripped/damaged samples. It made me care less about taking care of them. Of course, I’m not talking about NYC upscale! Just Pittsburgh upscale. I definitely wouldn’t wear heavy, caked on makeup though. 

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