Post # 1
So I have picked my wedding dress! Yeah! The dress I picked is Watters Escalante:
The sample was a size 10, which had to be clamped in the back. I am planning to have the dress pinned in the front so it isn’t as low cut, which we were able to do with a mini clamp when I tried it on. When they took my measurements I was a size 8 in the bust and a size 4 in the waist. So we ordered a size 8. The measuring lady had originally thought about going up a size from my bust size so that it would be sure to be big enough to pin, but once she saw how big a difference I had in my waist measurement, she recommended going with the 8. But now I’m worried that after it is pinned it may be too small in the bust. So the question is:
Do I trust the bridal consultant and leave it as a size 8 or do I think it’s going to be too small in the bust once I pin it and call to have them switch it to a size 10?
Post # 3
If your concerned about it, I would go a size up. Its much easier to take it in than it would be to find the extra fabric if its too small to cover a bit on the bust area.
ETA: Remember, the designers measurements are for the dress exactly as is. If you are going to change it, you will probably need the extra fabric.
Post # 4
What type of bra were you wearing when you got measured? Will you be wearing a different one on the wedding day? If so, will it be more or less padded? Your answers to those questions will help with the decision…
Post # 5
@IzzyBear: I was wearing a bra and it did have some padding. I am hoping to have cups sewn into the dress that would have the same or less padding.
Post # 6
@JenGirl: if you have cups sewn in I think you’re fine with the size 8. You’d be surprised how much bulk a simple bra adds. I understand the worry feeling though, I had the same feeling when I ordered my dress