[QUOTE=causingchaos;4092338;]When I made the trip down the aisle I want to say I was like a size 18/20 (I never pay that much attention since sizes are very arbitrary these days).
Honest to goodness if you have a budget and you're buying the plus size stuff you are relegated to some really not that great looking dresses. I equated it to the poor, overweight girl trying to buy a prom dress. There just frankly isn't any selection because of what people think looks great on people who aren't thinner.
Yes, i rarely pay attention to sizes on clothes for the reason you say. What a great idea you had going to the goth store! But, yes, the dusty corner of the store in bridal shops with out of date styles-that's EXACTLY what it was like when i went into the smaller boutiques. I should just Be lucky and thankful there was something in my size.
Since, my adventure dealing with petty women I've discovered the world of beautiful retro dresses -made even lovelier than the original dress I wore for my wedding. Since we are renewing our vows when my husband returns I've already begun searching through tons of amazing catalogs and talked to people who own various shops who are willing to work with me though i live out of state. Though, to tell you the truth I think I'm still a bit traumatized by my previous experience. I do want to wear a wedding dress, though-which i didn't do for our our original vows. I don't know, at least I have time to figure something out for the renewals, that's half the battle, having time on my side.