Post # 1
Me, my Maid/Matron of Honor and one bridesmaid all went to the bridal shop I got my dress from last night under the impression that they ALSO had a women’s department in bridesmaids. Not so much. They had a few dresses but not that many that my Maid/Matron of Honor could try on.
I had a hard time dress shopping when I couldn’t put the dresses on too. I don’t think I’m the only one, right?
I hear all the time that people order online but … well, really? If I did that, I’m 99% sure I’d have to return things. Is there something about this that I just do not get?
We’re going to look in Mall stores now too I guess so that they can try some more dresses on… the issue is that my Maid/Matron of Honor is plus size, one bridesmaid is borderline but just looking at her she doesn’t seem like it (she was fitting into a size 18 bridesmaid dress tho so she might be a 14/16 normally). And the last one is very thing! So we need a dress that will work for everyone. :/
It’s important to me that my Maid/Matron of Honor and bridesmaids don’t hate their dresses, can wear them again, etc. That most likely means no super-satiny bridesmaid looking stuff. Impressions can make all of their styles in either satin or georgette (a sheer matte material similar to organza) so that’s a plus.
I’m just hoping to get some ideas from what others may have tried? 🙂 Thanks!
Post # 3
My sister is one of my bridesmaids and she is a size 22. She did not get to try on the dress at the shop but I picked a style that was very flattering for her body type. The dress has a lot of ruching on the top and then has a long A-line skirt. The rouching makes you look slimmer. It looks gorgeous on her. I ordered my dresses from Amsale.
Post # 4
I have one bridesmaid that is a 14 and one that is a 16 and the other is around a size 8. We got our dresses at Nordstrom.com. They have a great plus sized section. Yeah if you order online you might have to return it but you can return it to the stores. We also went with same fabric/color and different styles. They will each wear a style that fits their body type but same color.
Post # 5
Lynn Lugo (www.lynnlugobridal.com)… they go up to size 28. they’re custom-made but affordable. LOVE! good luck 🙂
Post # 6
Have you tried Alfred Angelo stores. Check their website, http://alfredangelo.com to see if a store is near you. If one is within driving distance (I had to drive 2 hours, but it was worth it), I say go for it. They also go up to size 28 and the store I went to had tons of plus size dresses to try on.
Be careful with ordering online. A place like Nordstroms will be great with returns, but places like http://www.plussizebridal.com don’t do returns at all for bridesmaid dresses. They will for bridal gowns, with a restocking fee, but NOT bridesmaid dresses.