Do you think they messed up? :(

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
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451 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

If the woman at the store measured you and said you should order a 0 according to the Maggie Sottero size chart I think you should be fine. I’m a street size 12 and when I ordered my dress I measured a 10 according to the Mori Lee size chart and it fit perfect. No alterations needed. So I think you will be fine. I think some women need to order up a size because one area, like their bust for example, needs a larger size. Don’t stress!

Post # 3
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588 posts
Busy bee

So, an average build woman of 5’6″ and 120lbs would likely not be a size zero (anywhere between a US size 4 – 8 would be my guess), but that doesn’t mean you aren’t one. There is a lot more to size than just your height and weight, and if they measured you at a size zero, I’d trust that was your size until you see otherwise. Besides, every company has their own definition of ‘size 0’, so as long as she used their measurement chart, you should be fine.

A lot of women are say, a size 8 in one measurement, and then a size 4 everywhere else, so they’d have to order an 8. But if your largest measurement is a 0, then it’s a 0. Given that your dress has a corset back, you shouldn’t have to worry about little changes in your body between now and when your dress arrives either.

Dress shops also often encourage sizing up so you definitely have to pay for alterations. It’s not because it’s useful, it’s because they make more money.

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

I think every designer, dress type and body type will be different. My dress size matched my street size and was actually a little too big. 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Roxytiki:  I am not trying to freak you out– but I tried on a dress close to my size in the store, and then was measured– the only area I was concerned about was my bust.  But I was having a corset put  into it– which thankfully I did, because it turned out I had PMS the day of my wedding and my bust was even bigger :/

They originally ordered a 12– which technically, would have worked– I could have worn an 8 or 10 IF it wasn’t for the bust.  When the 12 came in– I felt like there wasn’t enough bust coverage- and they ended up ordering me a 14 and it had to be taken in.  But the bust was literally my only concern (just wish the girls who measured me would have taken that into better consideration.

If you’re not huge busted AND it’s a corset, I wouldn’t worry at all!!  If it turns out they were a little off for some reason, I good seamstress should be able to work with you– and you can talk to the store about the costs associated with it since they chose the size for you to order.

Post # 6
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79 posts
Worker bee

Have you tried measuring yourself and matching it up to Maggie Sottero’s size chart? I was able to try on a size 0 in Bronwyn (too small for my comfort) and I think it matched the size chart well.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee

Also they always order the dress to fit the biggest part of you – whether thats bust, hips, theighs etc..(unless it’s an A line in which case, waist and bust). So try to measure where you are the widest and see where that falls on the sizing guide. You can probably find hte maggie size guide online – you could try netbride – they have sizing guides for a lot of designers.

Post # 9
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6200 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

what are your measurements? It says the 0 is for 31.5-23.5-34, which is pretty small, but it depends on the cut of the dress. I think the corset gives you some leeway, and normally salons have women order a larger size and then alter the dress down. Hopefully she just saved you some money, and maybe she knows something you don’t about the way the dress fits!

Post # 11
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588 posts
Busy bee

Roxytiki:  If the store measured you and ordered the wrong sized dress, it’s their responsibility to order you the correct one. If it comes and it’s way off, they’ll just have to have another one in your correct size delivered. Don’t let them try to convince you that you’re a different size from your last visit or that you should have to pay some extra delivery fee. If they have made a mistake (and maybe they haven’t – maybe you just measured yourself incorrectly now), they should correct it.

FYI, if your bust measurement is 36″, you’d actually be an 8 in their chart. You always have to go from the largest measurement.

Post # 12
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Roxytiki:  I’m not going to lie i would be worried a bit. I’m 5’4 95lbs and ordered a 4 that needed very little alterations (also a corset back). 

They should order the size of the largest measurement. Maybe it will be just fine but i would get re-measured and ask to see the size chart for maggie dresses. I’m shocked when stores pick the size or you. My shop only advised on size and made you look at the chart and choose yourself.

Post # 13
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1926 posts
Buzzing bee

Maybe call the store, go in and have them measure you again. Perhaps its not too late to change the size on your order.

Post # 14
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1926 posts
Buzzing bee

Also from my personal experience the store wanted to order me a size 4 which was the sample size and I KNEW it was too small. It was sitting too low on my and I could barely breathe yet they kept pushing me to order the size 4! I put my foor down and ordered the 6 and it was prefect.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I’m also 5’6, 120-125lbs although I know everyone is different, I’m fairly athletic built with wider hips and can wear anywhere from a 0-6 depending on the day. My dress is a size 8 corset but is being taken in very easily. It is always better to go bigger and get taken in than too small, but if they measured you at 0 and think that’s best and ordered it then there’s no much you can do until it comes in and you try it on. There were some designers I could fit into a 0 but not comfortably and they would have to have been taken out. Hopefully it’ll work out for you and if it’s too small they may be able to let it out. 

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