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    Default Shop Sample Sizes?

    Hi Ladies,
    We have just set a date in 2015 and I want to start looking at dresses to get an idea of what I like,

    Im a few stone heavier than I would like to be and wondered what sizes most shops keep their sample dresses, my friend got stuck in a dress (she is a size 14) because the assistant was adamant everyone tries the size 8s on, this sounds ridiculous and would be my worst nightmare!

    Would I be better loosing some of the weight before looking or do shops keep a range of sizes? Any advice will be gratefully received,

    L x

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    I lost weight before I went shopping cause I was worried about dresses not fitting me but this is because shopping in general stresses me out cause I'm oddly shaped & didn't want to ruin my experience, some of the dresses still didn't fit lol but the shops have an array of sizes think its pot luck to the dresses you like & the sizes you have but this might just be cause the shops I went to, I didn't go to many


    Not to be cheeky but if your wanting to lose a few st then your body shape may change mine certainly so different dresses may suit or compliment your figure hope that's not cheeky it's not ment to be

    Amy xxxxx

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    This was my worst nightmare to be honest and I went to 2 shops at the weekend and found such an array of sized, and only one of which I had to be 'pinned' into. I'm a size 12/14 (Having slimmed down this past year - because this was my biggest fear!).

    I spoke with the assistant before hand when I booked the appointment and she really re assured me, but it's a personal thing, you want to enjoy your experience.

    Happy Shopping (Whenever you start)

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    Quote Originally Posted by thebrideside View Post
    Hi Ladies,
    We have just set a date in 2015 and I want to start looking at dresses to get an idea of what I like,

    Im a few stone heavier than I would like to be and wondered what sizes most shops keep their sample dresses, my friend got stuck in a dress (she is a size 14) because the assistant was adamant everyone tries the size 8s on, this sounds ridiculous and would be my worst nightmare!

    Would I be better loosing some of the weight before looking or do shops keep a range of sizes? Any advice will be gratefully received,

    L x
    Hi I know exactly what you mean and I was dreading trying on dresses as I am larger than a size 12 which most shops stock (although trying to lose weight). 1st shop I went to put me in a size 12 dress and I had to be pinned, felt uncomfortable and really self conscious. Then I discovered Wedding Wise in Barrhead, Elaine (the owner) told me she tries to get most of her dresses in 2 sizes one smaller and one larger to accommodate everyone, she didn't judge me at all and I bought my dream dress from her. Its worth phoning some places and asking them what size they stock so you feel more comfortable

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    Hi

    I'm a size 18 and I found the trying on of dresses a nightmare as I to found most of the shops stock their samples in 8-12's if you are luck a 14. However like MrsS2B2015 I also discovered Wedding Wise in Barrhead and totally agree that Elaine had a good range of dresses in sizes that I could actually fit in to which was fantastic. I would also highly recommend Amos Sposa in Kilmarnock which is a bridal shop that specialises in the curvier bride (and the slimmer one to) but Maureen there was amazing and every single dress I tried on I could fit to and some were even too big. It just makes such a difference to be able to see a dress actually on you and not squeezed in to it......unlike one shop where she didn't even try to put the dresses on me but made me hold them up against me!! Talk about feeling like a heffer!

    Have to say both Wedding Wise and Amo Sposa have also been amazing in helping me find a dress for my bridesmaid who is a curvier girl. Not sure where you are in Scotland but if you can make the trip to either of them I can't recommend them both enough.

    Good luck with the hunt and I hope you find your dream dress.

    xxx

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