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Re: Which dress?

  • CMGragainCMGragain
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    None of these!  The first dress is from a company based in India.  The other two are from a notorious company in China.  Do not order these dresses!   You will be disappointed.  "The custom measurement" claim is bullshit.

    Try David's Bridal for budget dresses that you can trust.  Alfred Angelo is another good place to shop.  (Darn!  I was hoping I could recommend one of your dresses.)
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  • OurWildKingdomOurWildKingdom in the 216
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    I'm looking at both Alfred Angelo and David's Bridal right now and am much happier with what I see, and the prices were more reasonable than I expected.

    Truth be told, I was mostly looking online because clothes shopping in person is so depressing for me. When you're plus-size and 5'10", it's not always easy to find things in stores. But I really like what I see on both sites and am even open to (gasp!) going in person.

    Thanks, @CMGragain!
  • CMGragainCMGragain
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    I am plus sized, too.  Remember that sizes run completely different in wedding dress shops, so don't be upset if you need a larger size than you think you do.
    Are you looking for yourself, or for bridesmaids?  DB has a great style line for all sizes, and you can go to their store and try them on.  Ditto with Alfred Angelo.  Yes, they will have dresses in your size.
    We had a problem finding daughter's dress because she is 6' tall.  DB and AA can order extra length for you.  I bought her a blue gown for a social event in Washington DC last year.  She just wore ballet flats and it was fine.  She was on TV, too.  (Proud mother)
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  • I just read your other post, and I really think you should give a traditional wedding dress a chance before ruling it out.  Ivory flatters most fair skinned ladies more than stark white.  As long as you are looking, you should try some one.
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  • holyguacamole79holyguacamole79 a taco truck in Houston
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    STAY AWAY FROM LIGHT IN THE BOX!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I had my bridesmaids order their dresses from there.  They do not take returns and their sizing is super wonky.  





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  • I got my dress from http://www.jaksflowergirldresses.com/ I was super nervous at first ordering online and i did custom size and it fit perfectly! I also had my bridesmaid order their dresses from there and they all fit as well. She does pretty much everything from traditional bridal gowns, to bridesmaids, to mother of the bride. If you find a dress you like somewhere else she'll make it also. PM me if you'd like more info, I can show you pictures too if you'd like.
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  • CMGragainCMGragain
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    OP, here is one more source for plus sized women.  I have ordered dresses from here.  http://www.fullbeauty.com/Plus-Size-Wedding.aspx?DeptId=27204

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  • OurWildKingdomOurWildKingdom in the 216
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    CMGragain said:
    OP, here is one more source for plus sized women.  I have ordered dresses from here.  http://www.fullbeauty.com/Plus-Size-Wedding.aspx?DeptId=27204


    SITB

    I love fullbeauty.com. How did I not know that they have wedding dresses?
  • OurWildKingdomOurWildKingdom in the 216
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    I got my dress from http://www.jaksflowergirldresses.com/ I was super nervous at first ordering online and i did custom size and it fit perfectly! I also had my bridesmaid order their dresses from there and they all fit as well. She does pretty much everything from traditional bridal gowns, to bridesmaids, to mother of the bride. If you find a dress you like somewhere else she'll make it also. PM me if you'd like more info, I can show you pictures too if you'd like.
    Looks promising. I see a few styles I like. Thanks, @marriedhamstermom!
  • I've never had dealings with company #1 but, it'd be between 1 & 3 depending on your body frame.  IMO

    I've had great experiences with Light in the Box, but I was realistic about it before I ordered from there when it came to the risks involved.  The dress fit to the measurements provided on their charts with only minor alterations needed once I put on shapewear (I need this for dress pants to lay nice, so take it for what it's worth) that I could actually do myself because of the style I chose. 

    Another idea - check with Avenue - they have a formalwear line in extended sizing as well as a return policy here in the US...

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  • OurWildKingdomOurWildKingdom in the 216
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    MesmrEwe said:

    I've never had dealings with company #1 but, it'd be between 1 & 3 depending on your body frame.  IMO

    I've had great experiences with Light in the Box, but I was realistic about it before I ordered from there when it came to the risks involved.  The dress fit to the measurements provided on their charts with only minor alterations needed once I put on shapewear (I need this for dress pants to lay nice, so take it for what it's worth) that I could actually do myself because of the style I chose. 

    Another idea - check with Avenue - they have a formalwear line in extended sizing as well as a return policy here in the US...

    I have lots of work and casual clothes from Avenue, but I wasn't that impressed with the formal offerings on their web site. Catherine's had a few things I liked, but so far I like fullbeauty's selection best.
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  • kimmiinthemittenkimmiinthemitten Detroit, MI
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    I'm a Plus Size cusper, but I hold my weight in my stomach in a way that makes me look pregnant in the wrong dress.  Needless to say, I hated dress shopping too.  Make an appointment at a non-peak time, be honest with your consultant about your concerns, and give it a chance. I found my dress when I had a dedicated consultant, and was honest with her about my body concerns.  One dress I picked out was half my size, and in private she told me that and said "I don't want to do that to you."  I felt so at ease knowing my comfort was her first concern.  Good luck!
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