Post # 1
This past Friday I went to a local bridal store. I was lucky enough to be there for the Maggie Sottero trunk show. I absolutely love her dresses. I have tried on and have fallen madly in love with the Maggie Sottero Marianne dress. I have no reservations about the dress but I am really torn on which size to order. My body measurements are B: 35.5″ W: 27.5″ H: 40.5″ According to the Maggie Sottero size chart (see image below), I am between a size 6 and 8 in the bust and waist. However, my huge hips are between a size 10 and 12. I tried on the Maggie Sottero Mia dress in a size 8 and it fit great. However, the Mia is a satin dress, where the Marianne is a lace dress. As silly as it seems, I am trying to save as much as possible with alterations as the dress is already a bit more than I had anticipated spending. I am leaning more towards the size 8, but the consultant recommended a size 10 stating it’s an easier and cheaper alteration to take a dress in rather than let it out. She also said there is a chance I could order a size 8 and it will fit perfectly and no alterations will be needed. My biggest fear is ordering the size 8 and not being able to alter it. So, my questions are more for Maggie Brides. What are your measurements? What size dress did you order? Is there enough seam allowance in maggie dresses in case I need to have it let out a smidge? Is a size 8 satin dress comparable to the fit of a size 8 lace dress? Any advice, tips, or past experiences are much appreciated. Thank you all in advance. 🙂
Post # 2
Hi. I ordered the size that the salon reccomended. I want to lose weight for my wedding but dresses can always be taken in. The other thing they told me is that the sample dresses stretch over time because they are constantly tried on so they tend to fit larger then a brand new dress. (makes sense but id never thought about it before) and its easier to take a dress in then let it out. (from what the salon told me as well)
Good luck ! 🙂
Post # 3
When I got married last year, I was between sizes for my Maggie Sottero Kyra dress. I decided to go up a size just because I didn’t want to be stuffed into a smaller dress. I was told closer to my wedding that I couldn’t lose anymore weight after the alterations or it would be too big. I would definitely listen to the bridal consultant. Also, the dresses that you’re trying on have been stretched out by being tried on. I’d go with the 10, you’ll be happy you did. Good luck!!!
Post # 4
Do want they recommended. Take the money for alterations out of the budget someway somehow- a dress that fits like a glove is crucial and it’ll be a lot more stressful if the 8 doesn’t work out.
Post # 5
Do what they recommend. The sample dresses are usually a tad stretched out since they are tried on so many times.
Post # 6
- Wedding: September 2015 - Contemporary Art Center of Peoria
I was torn, too. I ordered what the consultant reccomended and it was HUGE. Im a street size 12, the 14 was a smidge too small, but I had over a year and am dieting. I ordered the 16 just in case and now I will have to spend a lot to get it altered. But the girls are right!! Its way less expensive to take it in rather than let it out. Better safe than sorry!
Post # 7
NotSoPatientlyWaiting: I would order in the size that they reccomend! I work in a formal wear store, and we are trained to fit correctly. The last thing you want is to try it on and it be a size small!
Post # 8
aljohnst: rlaura76: MrsBuesleBee: FutureMrsRiola: MissCoupon: MrsSpringer62: Thank you all so much for the advice. I think you will all be pleased to know I went with the size 10 (the size they recommended). After sleeping on it I realized I was being silly. I decided to be safe rather than sorry. When I went to the store to officially order my dress I tried on a brand new lace, Maggie Sottero dress in a size 10 and it was a little big but it left room for alterations. I am very relieved and confident with my choice. Now I just can’t wait for it to come it. 🙂