Post # 1
So I went to try on dresses at David’s Bridal…..
They made me put on this petticoat, that pushes out the dress more. Thing is, I would like to try on the dresses without the petticoat….I am thinking I don’t want the petticoat…I think it pushes the dresses out too much!! There was one dress I really like, but I think the petticoat just really pushes it out too much…it already is a poofy dress.
Also, I am thinking I don’t like the type of bra they put on me…it’s a strapless bra, but then it squeezes around my waist…like a corset…but I really don’t like the squeezing feeling. I think I would rather just wear a regular strapless bra with no thing to squeeze the waist….I do NOT need that….as I am already a size zero in a dress with super tiny waist!! So now I am thinking I also want to try on the dresses just using my regular strapless bra.
Do you think I can request to the people working there that I do not put on the petticoat nor the weird corset like bra??? Why would I even try on the dresses with those on if I don’t even plan on wearing those garments to begin with??? I am NOT wearing them under my dress unless it’s necessary. I think I will skip that, so why would i need to try on the dress with it???
Post # 3
I would just not put on a petticoat under the dress and I would bring my own strapless bra. I didn’t have people dressing me when I tried on dresses so they didn’t know what I had going on under the dress and they didn’t care. They give them to people because most do wear them under their dresses at least at the beginning because they aren’t sure what they want to wear yet.
Post # 4
You have every right to refuse that they put you in something that you don’t want. The only reason they are having you wear these is to push you into buying extra stuff. If you don’t want something, put your foot down. If they are unable to respect that, walk out and go elsewhere.
Post # 5
Definitely ask them. I tried some dresses on with and with out them. And tell them you want to wear your own bra. You are the bride so do whatever you want!!
Post # 6
You don’t have to do anything you don’t want. I wore my own strapless bra for try-ons, although I will be wearing a long line for my actual wedding. If you don’t want the crinoline, just don’t put it on. Most dresses have enough fluff going on by themselves. However, some dresses do need the extra umph, so don’t rule out completely. Like every store, they are just trying to sell you more stuff.
Post # 7
I brought my own undergarments (strapless bra and spanx) to DB and they didn’t try to make me use anything else. maybe next time bring your own and/or tell them you feel more comfortable using the undergarments you will actually wear on your wedding day.
Post # 8
David’s was the only store that made me wear a petticoat. Ick – I hated wearing that thing. I do think that they make their dresses to be worn with a petticoat, though. I noticed that the David’s dresses did not seem to have as much built-in crinoline as dresses I tried on at other stores.
Post # 9
However, I am already trying on poofier like dresses, so I am sure they will be just fine without the petticoat….
Post # 10
you don’t have to wear them. to feel that they asked us to put them on so that we would find them indispensible and thus purchase them. it’s part of their sales technique 😉
Post # 11
I tried on a few dresses with and without the petticoat. The dress I got had a built in one. It was great because it wasn’t too poofy.
Post # 12
WOAH! That’s crazy! I tried on dresses at 3 lovely shops with my regular strapless bra and no petticoat. Definetly ask for that- it’s more comfortable.
Post # 13
I became a seasoned pro after my dozenth bridal store visit. I would just go in and tell them “I want this kinda dress, none of this, none of that, and I’m going braless.” I did want a full skirt so sometimes I asked for petticoats depending on the dress. Those sales people are trained to do the same spiel, same kinda appointment with everyone so you just gotta tell them straight up what you want in a polite but firm tone.
Post # 14
I do kinda want to go braless, or use my own bra…thing is I do feel uncomfortable, because the salesperson insisted in helping me to each dress with the door wide open, I am thinking if I dont use the petticoat, maybe I will wear shorts to the bridal store….I
Post # 15
Of course you can ask – or rather tell!
Just say something like, “Oh, don’t worry, I brought my own strapless bra that I’m hoping to use for the wedding, and I’m looking for a slimmer skirt line so I’ll try the dresses without a crinoline. If they need to be filled out, I’ll consider the crinoline after I see them without it.”