Post # 1
Hi you all!
I’m from germany and in love with the Nicole Miller IE0003 dress. I’d like to find one, but am not sure of which size I have to keep my eyes open for.
My measurements are bust 37,8 ” waist 31,5″ and hips 37,4″ . I looked up the official nicole miller page where they have a size chart. Following that I’d have to take a size 12. Can that be?? I saw this dress offered as a size 8 today and the measurements were only a tiny bit smaller than mine. And when I look at pictures from brides who are wearing a dress in size 12 I think that they are all bigger than me….
I’m confused… size charts which compare regular geman with us sizes all tell something different. And I know that it also depends on the designer what size you have to take…
Can anyone help me with tips or has a similar Nicole Miller dress and knows something about her sizes? And could you tell me – according to my measurements – what street size I have in the USA?
Any help would be really apreciated! They are not selling her bidal gowns over here…
Post # 3
I would definitely follow the Nicole Miller size chart…dress sizes are tricky here, and bridal and bridesmaids gowns tend to be sized smaller than regular clothes (I’ve always wondered WHY they would do that, but they do!)
I have had to order several size 8 dresses for my 34″ – 27.5″ – 37″ measurements. I know my waist size has been the crucial factor determining the size I had to order — and a 27.5″ requires a 8, so a size 12 might be right for a 31.5″ waist. It’s always MUCH easier to take in the other parts that are too big than try to expand the one that’s too small!
Post # 4
Definitely follow the size chart. My dress (different brand) was a size 12 and I normally wear size 5/6 in everyday life!
Post # 5
Street size in the USA is much smaller then bridal size. So plan on your wedding dress being around 2-4 sizes larger then what you would normally wear.
Post # 6
That sounds about right. We have very similar measurements, so I can tell you that you would be a size 8 normally here. But bridal sizes usually run two sizes small. When you look online, people usually discuss their street size, not bridal size.
Post # 7
Go with the 12, I have very similar measurements to you, and ordered my Nicole Miller in a 12. I expect t have to alter it, but haven’t begun that process yet. Good luck!
Post # 8
I agree with everyone else. Go with the Nicole Miller sizing. I tried on several Nicole Miller dresses and they seemed to run extremely small. Even smaller than most wedding dresses. I normally wear a 2 and I had a hard time zipping up the size 8 sample!
Post # 9
Yeah, I have very similar measurements, and I had to order a 14! Definitely don’t order something that is smaller than your measurements. It is way easier to take things in than to let them out. I would go for the 12 if I were you, or maybe the 10 if you found a really great deal, but definitely not the 8.
Post # 10
wow, so many responses so fast – thank you all so much!!
I think I’ll have a hard time finding one now – the very few offers for Nicole Miller IE0003 dresses that I found on the net have all been samller sizes. So I have to keep my eyes open. Do you have any ideas for good places to search for this dress other than ebay, this site and once wed? That’s what I discovered so far. I’m not familiar with the american websites.
And one other thing – do you think this dress coul easily be shortened? It has these ruffles at the bottom so I figure it could be complicated – what do you think? I’m only 63.39″ tall…
thank you all!
Post # 11
You could try http://www.preownedweddingdresses.com/ but right now there’s only a 6 and an 8 on that site. Keep an eye on it though, and a larger size could show up. I hate to be a downer, but I think you’re going have trouble finding a larger size in that style. With the way the front is so low cut and the back is just those thin spaghetti straps, I think that someone with a larger chest measurement just wouldn’t get enough support or coverage from a style like this to look flattering. And if people who wear that size aren’t buying it, then it won’t be showing up on the used dress websites… Sorry 🙁
Post # 12
I’m going to say that nicole miller sizing isn’t bridal sizing. My measurements are not similar to yours though – I wish i could help more! If that sale has a return policy, i’d consider it.
Post # 13
You’re getting maried one day before me! I agree with PP that you should follow the measurements on the website. I am not familiar with Nicole Miller specifically but all of the bridal gowns I tried on in the US were 1-3 sizes above my normal size. I curently live in Germany and would suggest that a US street size 8 is about a 38/40 in EU sizing if that helps you at all. One of my BMs wears a 38/40 and I ordered her a size 8 Bridesmaid or Best Man dress but I think she could have also gotten a size 6 Bridesmaid or Best Man dress due to the style. I would suggest trying on similar style dresses before ordering based on measurementts alone and don’t worry about the number, wedding dress sizes are crazy.
Post # 14
I was going to say 14, as i am pretty much your size and when i went to try those dresses on i was told to be safe we would have to order 14. Wedding dresses are weird in ther sizing! i was also told that it is not a problem to take in a dress it is harder to take it out! Hope this helps.
Post # 15
tonight I saw a dress pretty close to the one I’m looking for on ebay (a Nicole Miller, too). And I took my measurements again and my bust is only 35,83 inch now. That’s while I’m still breast feeding my youngest one. So once I’m finished with that (what will be soon) I might even be slimmer around the chest.
The dress from ebay has 34 1/2″ bust, 33″ waist, 39″ hips and is a size 8! (don’t know if in street or in bridal size, but I assume it means street size according to everything you girls wrote). I guess I could fit that…
But I’m still looking out for the one and only IE0003 … not much hope left but I’m not giving up! If anyone still has another tip where to look for one or knows someone who has one and wants to sell – please let me know!