(Closed) Problems With Dress Stores – I CAN'T STAND THEM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

posted 9 years ago in Full Figured
Post # 3
6386 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@lusciouslady1978:  *HUGS* Your perfect dress is out there somewhere, you just have to find it, so don’t lose hope!

Post # 4
1790 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I avoid all stores that require deposits or dont allow pictures.

Post # 5
892 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

(((HUGS))).  Where in NY are you?  Upstate, Downstate, Central, Western, the City, Long Island?  There are lots of stores that carry large sizes – you can find one!

Post # 6
142 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Wait, what? Are you saying that no dress stores in your area have dresses for you to try on or are the dress stores saying that you can’t come in and try on dresses?

If the latter is true, just call them up, make an appointment (don’t say anything about NOT wanting to buy a dress right then) and try on a dress or two. If you don’t find what you like, then leave. I don’t know any dress store that locks you into a commitment just because you tried on a dress. My friend went to 4 bridal salons in one day (I don’t suggest making an 8 hour day for dress shopping though…), and ended up buying from yet another store the next weekend.

Just make an appointment, try on a few dresses, and leave. No harm done.

Post # 7
2419 posts
Buzzing bee

Look for a Brides Against Breast Cancer event in your area. They will have so many more dresses for you, in sizes you will actually be able to try on, and it’s a really great gown-shopping experience!


Post # 8
2442 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

You can do that! I tried on dresses at three stores and only bought from one. Just make an appointment and go try things on! I know for sure you don’t have to pay deposits to try things on at the stores I listed yesterday. 

Post # 9
21 posts

I know it’s about 4-5 hours, depending on where you live in New York, but you could come down to Maryland.  I bought my dress at a plus sized bridal store in Maryland – Curvaceous Couture – http://www.curvaceouscouture.com/.  They only stock plus size gowns and have large sizes up to 32.  I’m a 24 myself and bought my dress there during one of their sample sales.  I’d recommend checking them out.  

Post # 10
97 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2013 - Antigua, Guatemala

Try CurvyGirls Bridal!  They are AMAZING!  I just found my gown there this weekend and finally had a great experience trying on gowns!!  And experience I didn’t think I could have being plus size!  

Post # 11
2014 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

You can go to as many stores as it takes to find the gown if your dreams. Thanks for posting brides against breast cancer I didn’t know that existed !!! Maybe I will volunteer if there is one in my area

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