I am so glad I found this dress shop online. Finding a plus sized formal for a Mardi Gras ball I attend every year has always been such a pain - until this year. I’ll admit that I was extremely skittish to order online because of the horror stories, but after two weekends wasted shopping for a dress I rolled the dice and ordered one from Discount Dress Shop by Cinderella Divine (style CH211) on Thursday. In fact, I was so worried that the dress would not fit or it it would be one of those horror stories that I went shopping again over the weekend and purchased an emergency backup dress, which was really plain and not what I wanted. Well today, (Monday) my dress from Discount Dress Shop came in, and it is stunning and fits perfectly.
I also want to share the ordering process I experienced just to give the full low down. Once I found a dress I liked, I messaged the company through the messenger on their website to check to see if it was in stock and sizing. They were offline at the time, but someone quickly responded back to me through email to let me know the one I wanted was not currently in stock, and it would not be in until after the ball. The rep also sent me a link to all of the dresses they carried that would work for me based on my measurements. Luckily, my second choice was in stock, so I placed my order on Thursday with 2 day shipping and it arrived today.
I really wanted to share my experience because I know how hard it is to find plus sized formals, and being a teacher on a limited budget, I also know how scary it is to buy online with all of the fraudulent companies out there. So here is my advice based on my experience...this is a legitimate company with beautiful dresses. Also, take a second to call or message to check for availability and correct sizing because formal wear has very different sizing than normal clothes (I am usually a 18-20 or 2X, but I had to order a 4X in my dress.)