'The big day is almost here! See some of the Davids Bridal dresses I tried on in the process and see how the worked out'
Like most of you are aware, I am getting married to my best friend Harald (aka @supervillainmusic) this weekend here in NYC! Since we are DIY'ng the whole affair, the last few months have been met with planning everything from the food to the making the signs for my epic Wlliamsburg bridge view photobooth. As a die hard fashionista I was most excited to shop wedding dresses! The excitement was also met with instant fear that like most in store shopping experience I wasn't going to be able to find, let alone try on some killer wedding gowns.
I know shopping anything plus size can be tricky, especially when it comes to wedding dresses.That's why I wanted to share pictures and the brands I was loving and available at David's Bridal in hopes to make your bridal experience a little easier. A few weeks back my bestie and bridal party member @yusefhairnyc joined me for an afternoon in the city at David's Bridal on 6th ave. The brand has been around for as long as I can remember (60 years and have 300 stores worldwide) in and was one of the main formal wear places to shop in my rural hometown of Spokane, WA. Not to mention that they have dresses starting at low as $100 on up! Its good to know before doing your bridal shopping that wedding gowns run a bit small. I had to size up one to two sizes per gown. When we walked in the DB flagship store we were met by a cheerful welcome and I instantly paired with my fit specialist who would be helping me in the dressing rooms through out the day. We spent a few hours playing dress up and trying out a handful of awesome designers like Oleg Cassini, TRULY by Zac Posen, WHITE x Vera Wang and more. They had a major selection of beautifully crystallized accessories and fantastic veils. I definitely felt like a magical princess regardless of my size and the staff was super helpful making the whole trip extremely pleasant! Something Be sure to follow me on @galore instagram stories day of the wedding showing a BTS look at the big day and witness all of the fashion moments in real time! For more bridal help, check my latest Yahoo Style article talking top 4 places to shop plus size bridal and click HERE to make an appt with the Davids Bridal staff near you!
Davids Bridal Collection- Fit like a dream and had beautiful detail in the styling. I loved the way the size 18 sweetheart top fit and the gathered bodice looked killer on! Not to mention was half the price of all the other dresses.
Oleg Cassini - I am hands down obsessed with this line. The styles are beautifully regal with a twist and all of the gowns were made impeccably and average under $2k in price. For this brand I needed to size up to a 20 dress to fit my bust and would have to alter the hips a little to fit tighter. LOVE THIS BRAND.
Zac Posen - Zac's design are great for those modern girl that want a clean touch of elegance. The style I wanted was not in stock but I was able to try on this size 20 and would need to size down to the size 18 for a tighter fit.
Galina Signature - The Galina dresses are great for the more simple and elegant bride. The trumpet dress I tried on had a nice bodice detail and I found myself adding a crystallized belt to help with fit a bit. The size 18 felt like it could be taken in a little on the sides for a sleeker fit.