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Dress Shops

Anyone know of any shops that are in the less than $2k price range that have samples in something a bit bigger than an 8? I can just barely squeeze into an 8 and I'm thinking that's half the reason I haven't been able to move in the mermaid styles I've tried on - not so much because of the actual style of the dress.I think I'm going to try to hit up Maria's in Fairfax this weekend, so maybe some luck there.

Re: Dress Shops

  • edited December 2011
    Try I Do I Do in Gaithersburg, they have sample sizes in 10 and 12 I believe. I ended up getting my dress there and really liked their service.
  • sdferguson49sdferguson49 member
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    edited December 2011
    I 2nd Leesburg Bridal...every dress that I tried on there had to be pinned so I could get a better idea of the dress.
  • edited December 2011
    I don't know if you've looked at any of the J. Crew dresses, but there are lots of them in your price range. I just checked their website and it looks like for several styles the sizes go up to 16. They seem to be totally cool with you ordering a range of dresses in a range of sizes, trying them on at home, and returning all the ones you don't want for a refund. I got lucky and had a good fit at the only size I ordered, but I have a friend who ordered maybe 8 dresses at once and returned seven without a hitch. good luck!
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  • armlb81armlb81 member
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    edited December 2011
    3rd Leesburg Bridal, and also check out Rosalin's in Falls Church.
  • edited December 2011
    I got my dress at Blush in Gainesville. They had dresses in all different sizes. Almost everything had to be clipped on me and I think I ordered a size 8. They had a great selection under $2k as well.
  • edited December 2011
    My budget was 1k and I'm a 10-12 street size.  I was able to find plenty to try on at I Do I Do in Gaithersburg, Rosalin's in Falls Church and Jeanette's in Manassas.  Rosalin's had a ton of corset-back dresses so they should be able to accomodate a wide range of sizes. GL!
  • 2dBride2dBride member
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    edited December 2011
    You might want to try [url=http://www.labellabridalboutique.com]La Bella Bridal in Occoquan[/url].  Because they are a consignment shop, they have gowns to try on in all sizes.  And the service we got there was amazing!  Ellalyn asked us about our sizes before we even arrived, and picked out items for us to try on.  When I decided in the store that I wanted a traditional bridal gown instead of the mother of the bride dress I had initially asked for, she immediately went and got one that looked gorgeous on me.  She was able to accommodate our desire for two different but complementary gowns.  And she picked out veils that were again complementary but not identical, and that went well with the dresses.  We live in Bethesda, but that place was definitely worth the trip!
  • edited December 2011
    I recommend Rosalin's as well. They don't have a huge selection, but the prices are reasonable. they have a lot of larger sized dresses. I also found them to be pretty polite, unlike a lot of the other bridal stores I've visited in the NOVA area!
  • edited December 2011
    Roslins was good and try Bridals by Natalie - down towards Ft. Belvoir.  She had all sorts of sizes and the dresses were in great shap!  Ellies in Old Town had a couple bigger samples, too. 
  • edited December 2011
    I went to Maria's last month and actually found THE ONE(well, the ONE for now anyway ^_^ ) but since I still have so much time before our wedding, I chose to wait on it. I worked with April, who was AWESOME. I think you'll really like it there and all the dresses I tried on were under $2K, including a few designers such as Pronovias and Blue by Enzoani. I think bustling there costs about $250.It's a similar set up to White Swan, where the dresses are displayed on mannequins.Good luck!
  • edited December 2011
    Blueberries Bridal in Kensington, MD had many samples in that size - I am about a street size 8 but could barely zip most samples at any store, except there because they had some 10 and 12 samples I think.  The price range is great too and all are way under $2K, even some under $1K. I actually tried a mermaid there that I would have thought would have been horrible on me but it was actually really nice.  It was WToo or Watters I think.
  • kjane12kjane12 member
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    edited December 2011
    Again, try Rosalin's in Falls Church. Though the collection is small, they are surprisingly nice and offer discounts. The dresses I tried were size 10.
  • spuliaficospuliafico member
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    edited December 2011
    I second Maria's in Fairfax, also had a great experience with April there and was glad that they had most of their samples as 10 and up (I think only one of mine was an 8) and all I tried were under 2k.
  • edited December 2011
    I went to Macy's at Tyson's Galleria. Most of their dresses were 12's which fit great!
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