Allure Sizing?

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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532 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@betirenteria:   Allure cuts VERY SMALL! Imagine junior sizing for adult dresses.

I wear a size 10-12 jean (pretty average on women – check my jeans, I swear) and had to wind up ordering a size 20 dress, mostly due to a large bust (38DD). 

They take your measurements and compare it to an Allure chart. Provided their measurements were accurate (you should have double checked the measurements they wrote), and then took them against Allure’s chart, ordering based on your largest measurement.

My friend also ordered them and had to go up 3 sizes (8 to a 14). 

So if you order Allure, you better expect to order a few sizes up.

Post # 4
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3198 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

strangely enough, i wear a 4 in jeans, and ordered a size 2. my dress is fitted at the bust and waist though (i’m a 32C with a very small waist and muscular legs), so that may be why they ordered a small size.

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@betirenteria:  Allure gowns tend to run small (i.e. their 6 =2/4).  Plus, it’s easier to take in a dress then to let it out.  It seems that most bridal salons will order it to fit your largest measurement, so maybe your hips are a size 6, but your waist is a size 4, they’ll still order the 6.  No matter what, if you’re not the exact measurements of the designer’s fit model (which is rare) you will need some sort of alteration with a zipper back.  Corsets are a bit more forgiving.  Hope this helps.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

Allure runs small- I wear a size small in tops and a size 2-4 in pants, and they ordered a size 8 for me (my dress is fitted through the hips, and my hips/butt measured at a size 8).  In general, Allure tends to run about 2 sizes smaller, so I think it makes sense that if you normally wear a size 2 that you would need a size 6.  Don’t worry- I am sure they measured you to the closest size to cut down on alterations. 

Post # 7
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50 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I have an Allure dress. I am normally a 10 or 12, but the Allure 14 fit me perfectly. As others have said, they run small.

Post # 8
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279 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I have Allure. The salon ordered me a 12 (I think) and I typically wear a 6/8. The dress fit perfectly when it came in.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Yeah they cut really small….I’m actually going to try my dress on AGAIN because the size 8 measurements didn’t want to zip up! If it doesn’t fit or isn’t really stinking close, I’m going to have to get alterations and I’m very unhappy about it…

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

@Sevillealaube:  Ditto. At the time of shopping I was around a 10 (some 8, some 12 depending on the pants) but I’m a 38DD so we went with a 14 just to be on the safe side. You can always take in, but it’s hard to let out.

Post # 12
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Newbee

I am a 33″ bust 25.5 waist” 36″ hips and I was inbetween a 4 and 6. I went for the 4 in my Allure dress. I figured it anything it would give me motivation to lose some weight lol.

Post # 14
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@betirenteria:  well if it helps, size 6 (I’m usually a size 6) fit me perfectly when I was trying on Casablanca or Maggie Sottero, but I ended up with an Allure size 8.  I decided to put a corset back in because the upper back/chest area was a little tight on me, plus I want to pig out at my wedding.  My bridal consultant was the one that told me Allure runs 1-2 sizes smaller than most.

It is easier to have a dress taken in, and depending on your bodice, it shouldn’t cost very much.  The problem with ordering something that needs to be let out is, the material isn’t always there.

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