(Closed) Question about plus sized gowns!!????????

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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9053 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

Uh, yes, some lines do charge a little extra for larger size dresses.  I’m a street size 12, and they measured me as an 18 in a bridal store, and I would have had to pay extra.  I ordered the 14, and it was just fine…

Post # 5
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9053 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I dunno… I guess if it legitimately costs the maker more to create the product, they can charge more for it.  If you shop even at Wal-Mart you’ll notice that the same shirt in the regular and plus size section is more expensive.

I believe the Bridesmaid or Best Man dress that I ran into the plus size premium at size 18 was Alfred Angelo.

Post # 7
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2889 posts
Sugar bee

I think ti is common that there is an upcharge for larger sizes because of the additional material required. I recently ordered T-Shirts from a wholesaler for a group and XXL T-Shirts were $2 more than S-XL.

Post # 8
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483 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Yes, I ordered a dress (chinese style) online and it was the same thing, plus size means more fabric so there is an extra charge. 

Post # 9
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3314 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

It is a common thing.  As mentioned places like WalMart and Target will often have a higher price (not by *much* but still) for sizes 2xl and bigger.  It does make sense as it uses more fabric, but how rude of that “friend” to say it like that!

Post # 10
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10287 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

Yes, typically if they have to use more material, the dress will cost more. Most I’ve seen have been around $40-$60 more. I paid $40 extra for my dress.

Btw, your friend sounds like a real delight.

Post # 11
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236 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

yes this us true but not just in bridal gowns but in regular clothes as well… plus size items are bigger and require more material to make therefore the cost is slightly higher

Post # 12
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749 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I don’t see why anyone is suprised by this. It takes more fabric to make a bigger gown. I had to order a plus sized gown because they go by your biggest measurement (my boobs), otherwise I would have been in a regular sized. I was not suprised I had to pay more, they needed extra fabric to cover the girls!! I will also have to pay to get the waist and hips taken in, but the dress will fit well. Your friend sounds like a piece of work though…lol.

Post # 13
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11325 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

Yea this is true. My gown was more in a size 16 or higher. I ordered an 18 so I paid $100 more than if I’d ordered a 14. 

Post # 14
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7587 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I fit in a size 14 of my dress, however my boobs didn’t. I had to get the dress in a size 18 to accomodate the ladies. It cost me $325 more. Then I also needed extra length, I’m 5’10” and wore a 4 inch shoe, and that cost me an extra $225. So because I’m a total Glamazon 🙂 It cost me $550 more!!! Totally stunk.

Post # 15
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95 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I am plus sized, I only paid 975 for my dress, price was based on style not size.

Post # 16
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8738 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

Yup… simple math. More fabric = more $$, just like adding length or straps.

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