This was my second shop I visited looking for wedding dresses. The display dress I tried on was a size too small, but Carol was confident it looked great and would look even better once it wasted correct size and made for my measurements. Up to...
that point, I had only tried on dresses that were very large, and the salesperson would clamp the back so you could see how they’d look once fitted and tailored.
When the dress came in, it still looked too small for me. Carol denied any chance of a mistake on measuring me, yet hadn’t taken into account my cup size (which is a G). It was very apparent I was spilling out of the dress, so the bust had to be built up to be a little more modest. I ended up having to spend hundreds of dollars on alterations, for building up the front, removing the boning, hemming, etc. I wish the owner had used her experience to recognize that with such a large cup size that style of dress may not have fit well, and recommended a different dress for my body shape. I had a lot of anxiety over the way the dress was fitting me after my fittings, but was told over and over again “that’s just the style of the dress.” By that time, it was too late to order a different dress.
The day of the wedding, I noticed a hole in the alterations of the chest line that we could not fix in time, and felt fat the entire day. I still can’t look at my wedding photos because of how self conscious I am of the way the dress fits me.
In the business of selling dresses, not wanting their brides to feel their best.