Hey all! I'm normally on the Vegas board because that is where our wedding will be... but I live in Phx. I am having a horrible time finding THE dress!
I beginning to wonder if it was a mistake to watch "Say Yes to the Dress" because I hate the customer service all of the places here have. I am still on the hunt for a higher end dress shop that has plus size samples.
I have been to Strut Bridal (the only shop catered specifically for plus sizes in the area), David's Bridal, Once in a Lifetyme (they are horrible!!), Kiaras bridal, Azteca bridal, and I Do I Do.
I had a great experience with Strut- they listened, and pulled gowns for me and helped me put them on. I really recommend this place for any plus size bride! I really liked 2 dresses, but didn't feel I found the one. Then I went to David's and found a perfect fitting dress but it was the opposite I was looking for. I wanted something with a lot of bling and ruffles at the bottom but this dress was plain with ruffles.
I continued shopping and went to four other stores. Had horrible experiences with all of them. They all wanted me to search the racks on my own- and I hated that because I can't tell how a dress lays and looks when its in a bag. I really wanted a consultant who would pull stuff for me based on what I say I am looking for. two of places kept trying to give me samples sizes that were 4 sizes too small and it made me frustrated. I really wanted a fashion forward dress and something that was the opposite of simple! I feel like the limited plus size samples that are out there, are very simple and dated looking.
So I am stuck. I can't decide if I should just buy the plain dress from david's bridal (which I feel fits amazing, but it cheap looking). I could find someone to add beading to it... Or should I keep looking?
Any plus size ladies out there who found great stores? Maybe in Scottsdale?