VENT: I *hate* dress shopping

I have really NOT enjoyed this part of the whole wedding process.  It irritates me when I go into the boutique wedding dress shops and can't find a single dress that I can even slip over my hips.  I have been going by myself to try on things because it is less embarrassing than having to do it with an audience. 


Well... I went this weekend with someone (for the first time) who wore a size 2 gown herself when she went down the aisle, and I got so frustrated that I couldn't fit that I even had her put on one of the gowns just so I could get an idea of what it looked like on someone. 


I just wish that it were easier for us out there who are not 8,10,12's ... and I have been wanting to vent to someone who will understand... and I know that if anyone can, it's you wonderful lovely ladies!

Posted on October 11, 2010 at 4:02 am
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ChancesAre
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I felt that way too.  I am a curvy girl, and although I haven't gone to shop for THE dress, I did go buy my reception dress, and I was so embarrassed that I didn't even want to come out of the dressing room and stand on the platform in front of everyone.


I do wish that more bridal boutiques carried larger sample sizes, I mean they have to realize that all brides are not a size 2!!!


I would suggest that if you just want to get an idea of what styles would look good on your body type, go to David's Bridal and try on some of the different styles of dresses, they carry sample sizes up to a size 30.  You don't have to buy a dress from there, but at least you can get an idea of what silhouette looks great on you.


((hugs))

Posted on October 11, 2010 at 4:15 am
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Thanks Chances.  I'm an 18, so I was thinking something might fit-ish, but I think I will go to some of the other bigger names to try stuff on.  I think that some of us just fall in like with the ones that flatter us (fit us), instead of the ones that we *love*.

Posted on October 11, 2010 at 5:48 am
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I am a 18-20 in street clothes it depends on the cut.  So I ended up getting a size 20 reception dress, it's a little big but I will get in taken in at some point.

Posted on October 11, 2010 at 5:59 am
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I feel your frustration and know that you WILL find the dress and fall in love and will not think about the weight per se.  I'm thankful for someone sharing a secret who was also a bride to be and I'm on my way to enhance myself for myself.


We all can't be a size 2 but I now know that I can achieve my desired weight loss and be happy in my skin. Countdown to happiness thanks to Mary and her little natural secret that she shared with me!


I so despise ppl that loose weight and say they changed their eating habits and exercise...BULL CRAP if you know you had additional help.


My confidence has increased two notches since I loss 23 lbs. during my first month. I will inbox you the details.


xoxo


:)

Posted on October 14, 2010 at 3:31 am
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I am also sooooo interested to know the secret to weight loss :) aklovesmc I feel your pain I am a bridal 18 and I hate when the sales lady puts a gown in front of me and tells me to imagine what it looks like on... "You want me to do WHAT?" This industry is so blind. I guess "fat" girls don't find love.

Posted on October 21, 2010 at 3:31 pm
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I hear all you ladies! I work for a plus size retailer and I gotta tell you there still aren't enough options for us. It's an untapped market. C'mon designers, get with it. When I was shopping for a bridesmaid dress for my brother's wedding, they only had a 16 for me to try on. I wore an 18 at the time. When she put the 16 on me, she said I would need to order the size 20. so that's what I ordered and it was HUGE!


So don't always listen to the salesgirls either. Make sure you try on something in your size and if they don't have your size, don't chance it!

Posted on October 24, 2010 at 5:34 pm
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I hate fittings too!

Posted on October 27, 2010 at 11:05 am
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LOL.  I have since discovered how much a corset can really change everything.  I finally found "her" and I love her... just took a while to find :)

Posted on November 10, 2010 at 3:28 pm
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I hear you .... I went to an Alfred Angelo shop and they only had samples in 12 to try on and I'm an 18-20.  So I finally went to Davids and tried on a bunch but they didn't have a lot of variety.  I ended up doing what aklovesmc said and choosing one that I "didn't look that huge in."  I've never really been a dress person anyway so I'm going with what fit the best.

Posted on February 27, 2011 at 10:20 am
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Its not easy! i ended up going mid week to smaller shops that were not busy. I agree find some styles you like then ring round to find one to try. I ended up having the back pinned with extra fabric to see ow it looked.


I did find a shop with larger sizes but they were sooooo big they fell off me!!! Keep hunting and let us see? H x

Posted on March 3, 2011 at 12:31 am
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hugs all around...i know the pain as well...i cried my eyes out!!

Posted on March 3, 2011 at 7:23 pm
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I refused to even look at wedding dresses, bought a bridesmade dress.

Posted on April 4, 2011 at 9:53 am
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I felt going in, I was going to hate the entire thing. the first place we went, Davids bridal...I tried on what the attendant recommended or what I thought would look good. I didnt like a single one. I went home feeling even worse, and my friend made me another appt at a local boutique. I went in and tried on different styles. A drop waist, corset, and lace ups....I loved everyone. They were a little too expensive for me, but i had at least found a style I liked.


I went back to Davids bridal to try on more budget friendly dresses, but with specific ideas on what I knew looked good on  me.


This Teusday I bought my dress, and I couldnt be happier. I will for sure post pictures, but I dont get it until August, so it will be awhile.


 

Posted on June 2, 2011 at 10:05 am

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