Weddings

Brides share their horrific wedding dress shopping experiences

Wedding dress shopping

Wedding dress shopping

It’s probably the most expensive dress you’ll ever buy, so you want it to be perfect.

But imagine if in the process of finding your ideal wedding dress – you’re insulted, told to lose weight, or mocked for not wanting to.

Redbook asked brides to share their horror stories of wedding dress shopping, and they’re pretty awful.

You’ll be losing weight anyway

“Everyone assumed that I would be losing weight to fit into a too-small dress rather than wanting to find one that already fit!” —Emma

Big bum trouble

“My mother-in-law told the woman who worked at the bridal boutique not to let me try on any mermaid dresses, because my Kim Kardashian butt would take attention away from everything else she ‘worked so hard on.'” —Holley

Slimmer’s secret

“I was told I ‘needed’ to purchase what was essentially super strength Spanx in order to ‘smooth everything out.'” —Brittany

Hips don’t lie

“The lady at the boutique told my size-four cousin that her hips were too big to wear a mermaid style. Naturally, that’s exclusively the style she looked at afterward.” —Ceeks

Tat’s enough

“Shouldn’t you wear a sleeved dress to hide your tattoos.” – Hal.

Back fat

“The sales associate told me she wouldn’t show me dresses with cut-out backs because of my back fat. When I insisted on trying one on she poked my back while she was zipping me up and said, ‘See? No one wants to see a bride with rolls.'” —Daniella

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