(Closed) question about trying on dresses…

posted 11 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
18626 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

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
1465 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

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
145 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

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
1701 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

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
414 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

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
466 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

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 # 10
1020 posts
Bumble bee

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
513 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

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
77 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

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
3613 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

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 # 15
7975 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

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.”

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