(Closed) Sample Sizes…ugh

posted 7 years ago in Full Figured
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@jesleigh:I haven’t really done tooo much shopping but let me tell you, I’m afraid of that happening to me, I’m a size 24 :-/ I did go to David’s and they found plenty of what I was looking for and then some. There are 2 other shops that I would like to visit sometime in the near future. They focus on ONLY plus size women sizes 14 and up.

And they serve you champagne…….mmmhmmm can’t get any better than that πŸ˜‰

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1999

@jesleigh:  I had the same issue myself.  I’m a size 16 and there are very few gowns that you can actually close in the back.  What I recommend is that you wear a spanx or something that comes up high enough, so that you don’t feel like your entire bare back is showing.  I would also recommend that you call around in your community to see if there are any shops with plus-size gowns.  Best of luck! 

Post # 6
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5984 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1999

@jesleigh:  I know I felt much better when I wasn’t showing my entire backside to strangers.  lol

Post # 7
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3314 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I’m a street size 18 and found plenty of dresses at David’s Bridal.  I didn’t actually shop anywhere else since I found *my* dress on my first visit at David’s!!  πŸ™‚

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

this makes me sorta’ ache :- i bought a dress online on impulse that was super cheap that i don’t think i’ll actually wear on my wedding day in a size ten.  i can’t even get it over my boobs to try on.  my wedding isn’t until may, so i’m waiting ’til decemberish to try on dresses and i’m just hoping & praying that i’ll be small enough by then to fit into samples.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

You might also look at consignment shops.  I loved the one we used!  They had a full range of sizes, not just sample sizes.  We got to try on the actual dresses we would be wearing.  And we were able to take our dresses home the same day.

Post # 11
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329 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I just went with my friend who wears a 24 and David’s had plenty of samples for her to try on but do you want to know what size they had in the dress I wanted to try on…. the ONLY size in that dress which quite possibly is THE dress????  A 2!!!!!  A freaking 2!!!!  Why?  WHY?  Would you only have a 2?  I can understand having some smaller sizes for girls to try on but a 2??  Why not a middle size and clamp it up!!  I was so upset!  I’m a little afraid to order it since I wasn’t able to actually try it on.  I’m a street size 12 and I tried on the Vera Wang gowns and they were true to size.  We even tried to get me into the 2 and just leave it gaping but we were very unsuccessful. 

Post # 12
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Worker bee

I had the same problem.  If any of you are in the DC area try Curvy Girl Bridal in Fairfax.  I went to David’s and was able to fit into a lot of dresses.  I even found one that I liked.  I found Cuvry Girl at a wedding expo and made an appointment.  It is an amazing store!  The sample sizes there run from a 12 to a 32.  I am a size 18 and some of the dresses had to be pinned because they were to big! (I am going to try to attach a photo.  Apologies if it doesn’t work)

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@jesleigh:  I don’t know for sure, but based on many of the posts that I’ve read on this subject it would seem that many if not all of them do carry a fairly good selection of plus sized dresses.  I tried on 5-6 dresses at mine and that wasn’t all that I could have tried on.   πŸ™‚

Post # 15
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6512 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

@loves day: I’m not in the DC area, but I might have to make a trip for a place like that πŸ™‚

Post # 16
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410 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

My first visit was to Davids and although I don’t care for the store I did like the fact that my first time trying on dresses didn’t discourage me since they had a lot of plus sizes.

I then found a different large salon that offers a TON of plus size dresses. I’m not suggesting you need a plus size but with the way sizing is on wedding gowns you would find a lot more in that area to fit.

My suggestion would be to look online at the salons in your area or call and find out who carries larger sizes and ask them about how many they have. I went to a couple smaller salons and although they had a small wall of them, there was only a couple I even considered trying on.

I hope you find one so you can enjoy the experience and find your dream dress!

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