Hi Ladies - I just wanted to write a quick note to all the size 14/16 size ladies in CT looking for samples to try on.
I went to Stylish Impressions in Farmington with lots of recommendations from other brides here on the boards and it was GREAT!!! Cristina was amazing, she was helpful and let me try on tons of styles and helped me figure out what looked good on my body. There was not one dress that I picked up or that she recommended that I could not try on. Most of her selection is all larger samples. Don't even think about it - book an appointment.
Bridal Bells in Berlin.....I was extremely disappointed. She may have official plus size dresses but she had nothing in what I was looking for. Two dresses she pulled were too small and i couldn't get them on. ALSO they were NOT any of the designers listed on the site..cheap cheap cheap for $999. She was not helpful, the store is cramped, and overall I just wouldn't recommend it.
Brides to Be consignment....the dresses may be samples but they are dated. Be prepared, you are not walking into vows from TLC with all the latest fashions. Again, I am looking for satin and there was only one dress in my size and it was $1,100....not exactly a bargain. If you know what you are looking for and are willing to do alterations - I have heard amazing things about their seamstress but you will need to use your imagination.
Next on my list is another round at Stylish Impressions and then to Julie Allen in Newtown (which is where the one consignment dress I liked was from).
Good Luck Ladies!!