Post # 1
I have been obsessing over the same two dresses since getting engaged; both are out of my price range. One dress (Lazaro 3250) showed up on a pre owned dress site… never worn, in the color I want, in a price range I can afford. The problem is I hear Lazaro runs very small, especially for bridal. I have not had a chance to even try this dress on. No salon near me has it. Even if they did, I probably wouldn’t be able to get it on since I am plus size and samples of this dress are an 8 or 10. My question is, should I go for it and purchase the dress and hope it fits (which I’m sure it won’t), or should I keep looking? I have some time before my wedding, so it’s possible for me to lose some weight. I just don’t want to rely on my willpower to fit into this dress.
GAH! Can someone help me?
Post # 3
@shortie1848: my advice is to find a bridal seamstress in your area. Take the picture of the dress to her and discuss your options if it doesn’t fit. I bought a Lazaro sample that was big and my seamstress gave me amazing advice on how she could alter it. I was referred to her by a bridal consultant who told me that this seamstress once created a corset back for a woman who bought a used small dress (insted of the zipper back it came with). That could be a great option. But if it’s not going to work for you, most seamstresses are the first to tell you, then at least you haven’t wasted your money. Make sure to get a price quote! Alterations can be expensive.
Post # 4
@shortie1848: So you’ve never tried this dress on? How do you know you will like it at all? Even if a dress is your proper size, it may not look right. You may not actually love it. Further, if it is in fact too small, you may never fit into it the way you’d like. I wouldn’t recommend planning on losing weight to fit into a dress; I’ve seen too many horror stories on here!
Have you tried on dresses elsewhere yet and found out what you like in terms of shape and style? It looks like you have plenty of time, so I would focus on things that you can try on and see yourself in without having to purchase something. I would say that if you had tried it on and knew your size and knew that you loved it, sure, go for it. But it seems like there are too many unknowns.
Post # 5
Here’s the sizing chart. For reference I’m a street size 0-2, ordered an 8.
Post # 6
@Callie_Starr: I actually have a trusted friend whose mom is a seamstress. I never thought to bring her a photo of the dress to see what she could do.
@maydeco: No, I have never tried this dress on, but I tried on a dress of the same shape and fell in love with how it looked. I’m not one to put pressure on myself to loose the weight either. I’m just afraid that if I don’t act on this dress, it will be gone. I mean, the dress is usually only found in sherbet, and this one is ivory AND in a bigger size.
@akwa2: Thank you. Unfortunately, I am an apple shape. It is the waist measurement that has me the most concerned.
Post # 6
Any luck with the 3250? I wore it at my wedding in October and loved it! But yes, Lazaro runs exteremely small! I had to buy size 18 for my real size 10 body.