(Closed) Plus Size Gown Help Needed in NJ :o)

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
15 posts
  • Wedding: July 2011

I believe Russell’s in Linden carries larger sized sample sizes. Maybe give them a call and ask. Happy dress shopping 🙂

Post # 4
177 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I have had some trouble finding plus size samples in NJ. I went to Lestan Bridals in Brooklyn and they had alot of samples to try on… Of course David’s Bridal and Alfred Angelo.. Sales Unlimited in Bayville… It will be very hard to find a dress as a sample in your actual size so you will need to squeeze into, say a 16, and get an idea of how it looks- I’m a 18 and I was squeezing into 12’s just to see the style… It is very frustrating but in the end, remember that you WILL find a dress.. I actually think I will be ordering my dress tomorrow! yay!

Post # 5
27 posts
  • Wedding: October 1991

Try starting at Davids Bridal, you may not find the dress of your dreams there but you’ll be able to try on many different styles & shapes. Once you have a good idea of what shilouette looks good on your body. Try calling some local bridal shops to ask what sample sizes they carry; chances are a handful of stores may have a few options available in larger sizes. 

I am a street size size 16/18 and I went to the following places.

Davids’s Bridal – Wayne, NJ

Park Avenue Bridals – Verona, NJ

RK Bridal – NY, NY  

Kleinfeld’s – NY, NY

I DO, I DO – Morristown, NJ   (WARNING: I went there to try on a specific dress that I thought I LOVED, they only had a sample size 10 and somehow managed to squeeze me into it.)

I definitely agree with cs71904 , be preapred to squeeze into smaller sized samples. That’s just the way this industry works, sadly. Dont be discouraged though, you’ll find something. =)



Post # 8
27 posts
  • Wedding: October 1991

@Jsquared I definitely did worry about how things would look once it was in my size. I ended up buying a stock dress that I could take with me that day. The consultant recommended that I purchase the next size up so the dress could be altered to my body. But I really Loved the snug fit of the smaller dress, and decided to go with that one. (All my seamstress has to do is hem the dress and make it bustle.)  

There were a few dresses I really liked that were not available in my size. And consultants definitely tried to sell me dresses by holding them up to my frame, which just did not work for me. Personally, I wasn’t about to spend money on a dress I couldn’t try on first.

Anyhow, best of luck with your dress shopping. Remember to have fun.=)


Post # 13
2 posts
  • Wedding: August 2013



I found  plus size gowns at a great shop in Lebanon.  Lace & Beads carries a plus size section.

It was great I was able to actually try them on and they had lots to pick from. 

Good luck

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