(Closed) Brides selling dress being less than honest…

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

I was going to argue that perhaps the wonky measurements are due to alterations, but I don’t think a dress can be let out THAT much. A size 10 dress typically has about a 27-28″ waist, from my experience, or a little smaller. 10 inches is a lot to have let out. People are strange; that’s all I can say!

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

@Loribeth: Maybe they are putting their street size on there. IDK, it doesn’t make sense to me.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

I wear a street size 10/12 and still only have about a 28″ waist…

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I’m trying real hard to make sense out of this. lol

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Yeah, that is completely off on sizing. IDK if the bride is being dishonest, exactly, just maybe uninformed. 

A size 10 is certainly not a 38 inch waist. I just ordered my Casablanca in a size 10, and I have a 29 inch waist according the the consultant who measured me. I was a size 8 in the bust, between a size 8 and 10 in the waist, and between a size 10 and 12 in the hips.

I think this is partly brides not understanding how measuring and bridal sizing works. 

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

Probably misinformed, and maybe with wonky proportions of her own? I know if I bought a dress and tried to sell it, people would probably go “WTF,” but then I wouldn’t know what to list the size as. I’m a size 8 bust, 10 waist, and 14-16 hip. Eek.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Is 16 the label size, or the street size?  I can understand street sizes being a bit wonky, but you’d think the label size would be shown on, say, the label.  And given that it is easier to alter a dress to be smaller than to alter it to be larger, you’d think that if anything, people would say their dress was a larger size than it is.

I will say, though, as one who has a dress listed on Preowned Wedding Dresses and practically everywhere else in the world, a dress can sit around for month after month even if the size listed is correct.  We started out with two dresses for sale.  (One was NotFroofy’s and one was mine.)  They cost exactly the same when we bought them.  Mine was bought used, while NotFroofy’s was bought as a sample.  And I think NotFroofy’s was actually the more beautiful of the two. However, mine sold relatively quickly, but NotFroofy’s has still not been sold, more than a year after the wedding.

I suspect that one of our problems is that we do not know the exact style number of NotFroofy’s, so anyone searching online by style would not find ours.  And NotFroofy is only 5’1″ (5’3″ in the heels she wore at the wedding), so the dress would simply be too short for many brides.  But if you’ve got any brilliant suggestions for how to get ours to sell, do let us know!

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

@Loribeth:  Ok, I don’t know if we’re looking at “less than honest” there, or “less than genius.”  It would seem to me that reporting both the waist measurement and the label size, when those are so far apart, wouldn’t have any benefit (and indeed would be a detriment) from a sales perspective.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I’ve noticed this too! A size 4 with a 36 bust and 27 waist? I don’t think so. Now I get that it could be one and then a smaller measurement for the other and that’s how they get the 4, but not both together. I think maybe sometimes they go by the smaller measurement since it’s easier to take in than let out. So if you know you will fit the the tiny hips, but the rest is too big then it’s still ok because you can take in the waist and bust.

I’m just guessing here.

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Maybe she meant 28? 

all I know is I have mine on there, completely honest on everything and I haven’t had a bite in months 🙁 New with Tags too.

 

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