DB sizing

posted 2 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

If the sample 4 was a little snug, I think going with a 6 is probably a good idea.  Will it be a little big?  maybe.  But remember the sample has been tried on a lot and probably stretched a bit, so a brand new size 4 might be more snug.  You’re better to go a little big anyway- than they can alter it down to fit you perfectly.  

Also- DB tends to charge a lot for alterations (in my opinion) plus I don’t totally trust their work (at least at MY DB…I think the seamtresses are hit or miss), so if you have a private tailor/alterations that you trust you’re probably better off.  

Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

If your wedding is 2 years away, it’s hard to know exactly what size you will be in the future. You might be on the safer side getting a 6 and then having it brought in though, that way it has room where you need it and can be brought in where you want it. Personally I don’t think height and weight are relavent to size, it’s just based on your body type and figure. I would say hands down, size up regardless of where the dress is from.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI

I’ve only gotten bridesmaids dresses at DB, but I always went one size up from my normal dress size.Usually a little big, but for me since they were BM dresses I didn’t bother with alterations, the dress stayed up, that was good enough for me! But had it been a wedding dress I think just having it taken in a little would be all that was needed.

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I think it’s safer to size up. Much easier to alter down than up!

Post # 6
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Helper bee

I have the same, the 6 to big at davids bridal and 4 to snug, I even lost 6 pounds,went back to try the smaller size on and still was to tight so I dont want to be a prisoner to my weight so I got the 6.

Post # 7
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Helper bee

oh i am 5’5 and 125, went to seamstress and not alot of alterations needed

Post # 8
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Blushing bee

My DB was way off in sizing. I’m typically a size 8 at stores like Macys and Kohls and my DB dress is a 14! Its slightly big but likely won’t need alterations–guess we’ll see as we get closer. 

Post # 9
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Worker bee

I’m usually a 2, amd I’m a 4 in DB sizes (both for a bridesmaid dress that I bought and in trying wedding dresses on). The sample stretching is a huge factor – I have a friend who ordered a bridesmaid dress that was too small because the sample had been stretched so much.

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

rubysparks:  very true, that just happened to one of my ladies. It fits her, but it’s snug.

Post # 11
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Helper bee

I am typically a 2-4 and tried on a 4 at DB.  It fit for the most part, but was slightly loose in places.  My consultant ordered a 4 for me and it fits, but it’s much more snug.  I am scared that I’ll gain five pounds and it will be too tight.  I would order a size up so that you’re not constrained to fit into a specific size–the dress is easier to alter than you are!

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I would stay with the size 6. I tried on the sample 6 and it fit me great so I ordered a size 6. It’s defintiely more than snug and I havent gained any weight. I have a similar dress as yours. I’m having mine let out 1.5 inches in the bust area to avoid pudging out. I considered ordering a size up, but I already have to take in the 6 in the hip/leg area so they advised against it. 

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