Friday, February 16, 2018

FAT-SHAMED at Davids Bridal!

I have the great honor of standing up next to my future sister in law as she and my brother in law exchange wedding vows this Spring. I didn't imagine the struggle finding the perfect bridesmaid dress would be nor did I anticipate being fat-shamed at one of the most known bridal shops around. 

David's Bridal, this is for you... on behalf of every other curvy girl who has to deal with your store and employees.

Dear Davids Bridal, 

Have you ever tried to make an appointment on your own site? 5 redundant steps with the last one being a second confirmation of the appointment?  I arrived at my local Davids Bridal and was greeted by two girls who seemed quite annoyed at my existence. When they couldn't find my appointment, I was told I'd have to wait - the two girls then proceeded to talk about their personal plans and lives while still trying to gather information from me - After a few moments one girl says to me... 

"do you have the brides phone number of not?!" 
I responded with
 "I was waiting for your personal conversation to end so I could give it to you" 

After a few minutes, I was greeted by a third (annoyed) employee. Every other word out of her mouth was how she wasn't working the next day, and she'd had a rough day. She brought me the dresses I'd requested and then disappeared. Thankfully, I had my husband there to help me try everything on so I could make a decision and leave. The appointment was quite tense and the employee made no effort to assist in helping me find a dress.

Every time she came to me, her words were negative 

"your back doesn't look good in that dress"

 "are you sure you like that?"

 it just didn't end, and I was feeling overwhelmed with her negativity.

To make the situation worse, I wasn't able to get into one of the dresses that was the exact same size and material as all the previous dresses (that had been loose), so I asked her to verify that the dress was labeled correctly. 

Her response was quite sharp, and she says 

"Yes, that's the size. I didn't bring you the wrong one". 

 her sharp response frustrated me because she just wasn't listening. 
So when she brought a larger size of the dress, I showed her how the one she originally brought me was 4+ inches smaller than the other dresses of the same material, and it HAD to be mismarked. 

That's when she said it... words that hurt me so deeply and have rung in my ears for over a week. Words that put me in tears for hours, words that no one should ever have to hear. 

"You don't know how big you are" 

I took a deep breath and responded with,  


Once in the dress that was now about 3 sizes too large, I asked her why the size she originally bought was $129.00 and the one I was wearing was 189.00. 

She grabbed the tag from the dress I'd questioned and says...

"Oh, this is a Junior Bridesmaids dress. 
That's why it's cheaper"


She THEN proceeded to tell me that someone ELSE must have put it in the wrong place. 

She Never took responsibility for bringing me the wrong dress
and she never apologized for her words. 

I got dressed, grabbed my husband and left in tears. 

Davids Bridal, you are the worst of the worst. 

I hope I never have to set foot in your store again. 

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