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philstar22 wrote in fatshionista
Hey everyone,
I really need your help. My sister is getting married in April and I'm a bridesmaid. Finding an affordable dress has been a problem because my parents are buying it and don't want it to be much more than $100. My sister has been pretty good about what she's okay with. She just has a color pallet and I can find any dress in one of those colors.

So we originally ordered a custom dress from JJ House. Only they somehow couldn't follow the measurements we sent. It is too small in every way. And they didn't leave any extra fabric at the seam for it to be fixable and aren't willing to make a new one.

So does anyone know of a good website for getting good plus size bridesmaid dresses? Thanks.

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Honestly - David's Bridal. So many choices, most shouldn't be too expensive.

The problem with them is their sizing runs small. And the two dresses they had that I thought would work both only went to a 22. I'm a 24, and I'd probably be more like a 26 in their sizing.

They don't have sizes bigger than 24? I find that hard to believe.

It depends on the dress I think. The two I looked at that fit the color pallet and were a cut that would look good on me both only went to 22.

They rarely carry anything over an 18 in store for trying on. if you need something bigger it is special order, final sale.

Seconding David's bridal. We had all over the place up to a 28 in a recent bridal party I was a part of and they had multiple dresses in that size available in a variety of colors. Make sure to check the plus size section and not just bridesmaid's dresses generally on their website. Better luck in a store if you can get to one, and they will measure you in accurate sizing. Also I have actually found their sizes to be on the large side for many of their fabrics. I had a dress ordered in my apparent size and had to have it taken in (don't ever have alterations done there though for bridesmaids, really expensive!) I have always had luck there, and not so much with the send in your measurements type companies.

FYI this is the dress I wore in a recent wedding. It isn't my "style" but it did look decent on me, is really forgiving material (ran big), comes in the colors you mentioned, and goes up to size 30. I did need a lower longline bra with it (the top is see-through) but I eventually found a good one. I thought it would look terrible on me, but it was nice, the bride's style. A lot of dresses I thought would look good looked terrible in person and vice versa.


Also try Modcloth maybe? I just got a really nice dress from there around that price range.

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