Post # 1
So I am going on my first dress shopping adventure this Friday but I am having some serious issues with Davids Bridal. Being a plus size bride and on a serious budget, DB seems to be the only place thats really an option at this point.
I have been to DB before to try on bridesmaid dresses but never bridal gowns. I know that they do not have mirrors in the bmaid section dressing rooms but do they in the bridal? I personally think it is UPSURD to not have mirrors in any dressing room.
If there are no mirrors in the bridal section dressing rooms, do you think it would be totally ridiculous to bring a body mirror? The concept seems weird but I am a very self conscious person and I would prefer to not have to stand up on a pedestal infront of a few dozen glaring eyes only to find out that a dress that I was actually able to get my ass into looks hideous on. I would much prefer to see that for myself before being humiliated.
Thoughts? Would everyone think I’m crazy?
Post # 3
I’m not sure about David’s Bridal but none of the bridal shops I went to had mirrors in the dressing room.
Post # 4
Some of those dressing rooms are really small. There are mirrors everywhere at DB. You can open the door, look across the way at yourself, and if you don’t like it go right back inside and try on the next dress.
Post # 5
I’ve never known a David’s Bridal to have mirrors in their dressing rooms (hence why the whole dressing area is covered in mirrors). I would call and ask if you can bring a full body mirror with you, but don’t be surprised if they say no :/
Post # 6
Maybe call and ask first before you go there? The bridal salon where I purchased my dress had mirrors in the dressing room.
Post # 7
Unfortunately there aren’t any body length mirrors in DB. But I wouldn’t think it could be a problem to call them ahead of time to see if they would mind if you brought in your own mirror.
Post # 8
You could also consider moving your appointment to a Monday, when they will be really slow. And our DB had a row of mirrors away from the main pedestal mirros, so that you didn’t have to be in the thick of it.
But I’m sure they’d be fine with your bringing one.
Post # 9
You could call and ask if they have mirrors in the dressing room. If they don’t, I would not call and ask permission to bring a mirror. If I wanted it, I would just take it.
There are many women other than plus size who do not like having to go out into a central area to see a garment they are trying on. I personally hate stores that don’t have a mirror in the dressing room.
Post # 10
I didn’t do DB but both the bridal salons I went to had mirrors in the dressing rooms. I find it odd that some dont.
Post # 11
I agree to just make an appointment during a slow time if they don’t have mirrors in the dressing room and some of them do have dressing rooms toward the back that aren’t as much in the middle of things.
Post # 12
Mine didn’t have any mirrors inside and the room was super duper small.
One of my Bridesmaid or Best Man is larger they didn’t have her size to try on. She was feeling very self concious and out of her element. Luckily our associate saw that and catered to her. She took her to a room in the way back where there was no one around. When she was ready to show me the dress the associate came and got me. I was very happy.
Maybe you could ask for a sucluded room? Good Luck and have fun!
Post # 13
The DB stores I have been in have their dressing rooms set in a U-shape. The rooms are small (for wedding gowns, anyway) and have no mirrors inside them. But if you request one of the rooms at the back of the U, you won’t be visible to most of the people when you come out to see yourself in the mirror. It’s actually pretty private in that spot because they prefer to put people on the sides (which is visible to other people in the store).
Post # 14
- Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas
Nope, no mirrors in the stalls at DB – at least not at any I’ve ever been to. Just ask for a spot in a less crowded place in the store, and you should be fine. More of the time the other people in the store aren’t really paying attention to what’s going on in the dressing room area, anyways!
Post # 15
I went ot Davids during the week in the middle of the day and it was dead, i think there was 2 other brides. And like you mentioned there was no mirror in the tiny dressing rooms, so i think bringing one is a good idea. You could always go in and see how busy it is before you decide to bring it in also. And I just want to say, if you don’t find anything you love at David’s Bridal don’t worry. I am plus size 18/20 and was dreading dress shopping. They can put smaller sizes on you so you can get a really good idea of what it will look like in your size, they had me in a size 12 at times ( it’s just the back will be open). I ended up with a Mori Lee gown from her Blu collection from a bridal salon that had plus size samples ( up to a 28 i believe). I tried it on in a size 22 and it was perfect, and it was under $500.00. Good luck in your dress search 🙂
Post # 16
@UpstateCait: No, don’t think you’re crazy. I was just at DB last week. At least in my area, while they didn’t have mirrors in the dressing room, they had them on the outside of the dressing room door, so I just opened the door until I could see myself, never walked out into that row of mirrors. It worked just fine. Also, the dressing room I was in was pretty large. Calling ahead sounds like a good plan.