(Closed) Sample sizes just too tight!!!

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
8738 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

If you can swing it, I’d recommend a trip into NYC to RK bridal. I am a street size 12/14 and they had LOTS of samples that fit and zipped up. Some that were too big as well.

They have TONS of dresses and their prices are reasonable. They also carry dresses in plus size samples, but I was able to fit well into the non-plus size samples.

The pronovias flagship store in NYC also has larger sample dresses.

Good luck.

The dress I ended up picking was too small (didn’t zip up all the way) but I still could tell it was the one.

Post # 4
439 posts
Helper bee

I’m a bigger girl (14/16 street size), and I went to try on dresses yesterday (just to get an idea of what I liked, not buying yet).  I had good luck with Alfred Angelo.  They had plenty of samples in my size that I could try on at the store.  I’m hoping to lose 30-40 pounds before the wedding (thankfully, I have plenty of time).

I found one that I’m in love with, but I’m going to hold off on ordering.  It’s just way too soon for me, and I don’t want to be a 3 dress bride.

Post # 5
38 posts
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’m a 10/12 street size and had a similar experience. I actually ended up buying by dream dress without ever putting it on! I had been able to get on enough samples (some similar shape, some totally different) to decide for sure that it was the one.

I say, if you love the dress, and nothing else feels right, go for it! Haha, I’m hoping my mantra will pay off when my gown comes in in March!

Post # 6
646 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I would also suggest visiting RK Bridal in NYC.  They have a ton of Maggie dresses that I was able to try on, and I’m a street size 14/16.  Kleinfeld’s may be out of your price range, but they also have a bunch of “plus size” (ridiculous that 14 is considered a plus size!) samples that I was able to fit into comfortably.  I ultimately ended up getting my dress from Kleinfelds.

Post # 8
8738 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@TerraWellness: Pronovias allows you to take pictures in the salon. RK does not. So you could take a bunch of photos at pronovias and send them all to her. Or at least that way you could see how different shapes of dresses actually fit when they are the right size.

Seeing dresses actually fit me at pronovias, made me more comfortable deciding on the dress I love because I have a better feeling as to how it WILL fit when it is my size.

Post # 9
112 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013 - Antigua, Guatemala

I found an amazing store in Fairfax, VA called Curvygirls Bridal!!

I flew there all the way from Toronto after many discouraging and depressing experiencesl. They have rows of beautiful dresses and the staff and owner were amazing.

I said yes to a Pronovias (Secreto) dress there and couldn’t have been happier!  It was the best investment!


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