Trying on dresses, any words of advice?
Posted 18 May 2009 - 08:50 AM
Ladies please give me some tips as to how I can make trying on dresses a great experience.
Posted 18 May 2009 - 08:55 AM
My best advice would be to try on dresses that might not be a style that you envision. I had my mind set on a couple styles that I LOVED ... however, after trying numerous dresses on in thos estyles, I found nothing that was flattering on me, much to my dismay.
However, my Mom brought over a few dresses that were NOT what I envisioned at all ... but I tried them on anyway - and THAT was the style that flattered my body type AND made me feel like a beautiful bride. None of those dresses are anything Iwould have chosen to try on if it hadn't been for my Mom.
So, keep an open mind and try on EVERYTHING!
Good Luck! Can't wait to see your top picks!
Posted 18 May 2009 - 09:05 AM
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Posted 18 May 2009 - 09:40 AM
I found my dress shopping alone, then later I brought back a bunch of my friends to see it - it worked better that way. No pressure!
I would suggest using the salespeople for what they are worth - I am a two dress bride, and both dresses were suggestions of the sales women at the stores I went to - ones I probably would have never tried on if left to my own devices! If you feel like they are pressuring you into buying, go somewhere else!
Posted 18 May 2009 - 10:48 AM
Posted 18 May 2009 - 10:56 AM
Posted 18 May 2009 - 11:07 AM
I would suggest that you see if your bridal salon can help lower their price to make it more affordable. The ladies helping you pick out/try on dresses are likely to be working on commission, and they would probably rather try to see if they can finagle a price drop (and get a lower commission) than to lose all the money they earned by helping you out. Alternatively, you may want to try a salon whose consultants don't work on commission or a designer (I think Jessica McClintock may be one of them) who has stores where you can pull your own dresses from the rack, so you're not intentionally using their services for free.
Posted 18 May 2009 - 11:20 AM
Also, be sure to go to at least one fancy boutique. I went to Monique Lhuillier even though I knew I would never be able to afford a dress from there. I was glad I did b/c it's just fun to try on all the princess dresses you think of when you think bride.
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