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UKbride Member Request 27 Feb 2018

Hi all, I'm due to go dress shopping in a few weeks but I'm really...

Hi all, I'm due to go dress shopping in a few weeks but I'm really apprehensive. I'm a tall and although I'm definitely not plus sized I have a huge bust (32HH) and I'm worried how I will get into the sample gowns and be able to imagine how they would look in my size. I've already had a couple of dress shops be abit rude to me at wedding fairs so I'm worried it will happen again and that I'll completely break down. I'm going to the sassi Holford store in London. Have any of you ever been? And how did you deal with being bigger than the sample sizes?

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Lucy Lewis
Lucy Lewis 28 Feb 2018

Hi I have the same problem but I am short but I have never had any of the assistants be rude to me and if they were I would walk out good luck :)

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UKbride Administrator 28 Feb 2018

Try wed2b as they stock all sizes

Sara Barry
Sara Barry 28 Feb 2018

Wed2b are meant to be amazing. Someone I know recommended them. They have a facebook page and shops aswell

Samantha Cooper
Samantha Cooper 28 Feb 2018

Any wedding dress shop, that is decent won't make any comments. I'm a big girl and they have sizes to suit, it might be they need to give you a bigger dress size to start for you bust and when you decide on the one they will alter it accordingly. Don't be disheartened, people can be so rude and it's awful they made comments about you!! Just remember it's not you it's them!! Jealousy is a bitch lol. Xx

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UKbride Administrator 28 Feb 2018

I went to wed2b first and I have an appointment elsewhere tomorrow now I have a better idea of what I am looking for.

Nicola Mooney
Nicola Mooney 28 Feb 2018

I'm the opposite in terms of bustyness lol im 6ft1 and im a B cup!! I was worried about this along with my height- most dresses fitted me in length and were massive on the bust even for the 'average' in my opinion so don't stress they'll sort out and if they're professional they'll never ever put you in something uncomfortable or make you feel awkward... they'll prob not fasten the dress properly at the back if it's tight. Which Doesnt matter it's just to try on.. you'll be fine. Enjoy it!! Xxx

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UKbride Administrator 28 Feb 2018

I now how you feel. But i went to wed2b and they had lots of sizes and designs and let you take pictures so you could get a feel for it and they made the experience great, didn’t find my dress but restored my faith in bridal shops. Dont let someones rude comments put you off

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UKbride Administrator 28 Feb 2018

I'm so worried about going dress hunting.. I'm allergic to mirrors.. and I'm classed as plus size 14 to 16 and have boobies .. it's putting me off going tbh xx

Kayleigh E Alman
Kayleigh E Alman 28 Feb 2018

I went to wed2b and I told them I weren’t buying yet and they were really weird with me like rushed me and stuff and make comments like ‘it might not be here the next time you come’ because I said I really liked a dress.. so they made me feel uncomfortable but then I went to another one and they made me feel so comfortable!! They were amazing!! I’m classes as 16-18 and my breast size is 36 DD and they were really helpful x

Nadine Sheard
Nadine Sheard 28 Feb 2018

My biggest advice is don’t look at the sizes. They were putting me in a size 16 dress I’m a high street 12, because of my bust. So just chose dresses you like and they can alter them :)

Amy Boulain
Amy Boulain 28 Feb 2018

I found the bigger shops and Wed2be horrific and ended up in tears. Little independent shops were so much friendlier and so very helpful.

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UKbride Administrator 28 Feb 2018

Davis bridal in Stratford (central line) are amazing, lots of different sizes to try and super lovely staff. Good luck! If it helpful I left the London wedding show after 20 mins definitely not my thing x

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UKbride Administrator 28 Feb 2018

I went to a little shop to have a look for a wedding dress and they told me at my age I'd be better off looking at dresses for mother of the bride. I walk out and went to another little shop down the road the lady was so helpful and I found my dress ,so I would say don't worry about it you will find your perfect dress in the right shop you just have to keep looking and take no notice of you people there job is to help you find the right dress for you not pass comments at the end of the day you are paying their wages .good luck

Susan Coleclough
Susan Coleclough 28 Feb 2018

To be honest my feeling is that smaller shops are generally more friendly. I also feel that wedding fairs are great for cakes and other suppliers but not dresses ... they are far too busy and noisy. BTW, I am also a HH cup and found what I wanted at Debenhams.

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UKbride Administrator 28 Feb 2018

I also have a big bust- some advice on dress shopping would be to try all shapes and sizes if dress and be open minded around what you want- if you decide to go for strapless you need to make sure that the support is good enough to hold the weight of your boobs all day!! I paid a fortune for my dress- tried it on and all was fine- had it fitted and it was perfect- however in my wedding day I had to call someone from the shop to come and show straps onto the dress as all of the boning on the bust had broken and bent under the weight of my boobs- very uncomfortable and felt like they were completely on show- so just be careful if going for strapless!! Good luck and have fun!cx

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UKbride Administrator 28 Feb 2018

I'm in Scotland and got my dress with David bridal in Glasgow, I'm tiny but have a large chest for my frame, they went for a general size sample wise then used clips to get more fitted effect, I would imagine they would do the same?

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UKbride Administrator 1 Mar 2018

If I were u I would ring them and explain ur situation and ur worries, hopefully they may be able to help x

Sophie Pollard
Sophie Pollard 1 Mar 2018

Wed2be are great and their dresses are really long. Most dresses need altering anyway so go bigger to fit your bust and have it taken in at the waist etc xxx

Susie Booth
Susie Booth 1 Mar 2018

Maybe phone ahead or contact some dress shops via facebook and explain your concerns. As someone else said any decent wedding shop will not make you feel uncomfortable and will help you feel good about yourself. I'm short and have 32FF boobs but have lost a lot of elasticity due to loosing a lot of weight and the woman in the shop was so good and explained what they could do to make my boobs look great in the dress I like. Chin up and embrace them X

Chloe Mitchell
Chloe Mitchell 3 Mar 2018

Hi I'm similar to you. Try corset or laced backs as they can be fitted to you, but if you don't like them the dress shops have clips they can put on dresses to tighten them on you and they really show off your figure :) good luck x

Racheal Sayonas
Racheal Sayonas 4 Mar 2018

Hi I was also dredding this as I'm the exact same bus size as you, although not very tall at all. I found the corset back dresses held my bus in place without the need for a bra which is amazing as I always have to wear a bra so that was brilliant and for the dresses I tried which didn't fit exactly how I wanted them in I was still able to get a very good idea of how they would look by them being pinned ect. I can't stress enough how much the corset back it's ideal for a bigger bust so much support and comfort don't stress enjoy the experience! X

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