Post # 1
I am buying a Maggie dress – Melissa Brooch, which has a long bodice. I’m between a size 2 and a 4 and am really short (5’0)!! I haven’t been able to try this dress on, so I’m trying my best to order the right size, at least!!
The lady at the boutique said there would be no difference in bodice length but I don’t see how that is possible.
Have any of you tried on two sizes of the same dress and if so, did you see a difference in the bodice length or cup/bust sizing? I’m thinking of getting the smaller size so the bodice is shorter and so my boobs will look bigger…I assume that bodice length and the boob cup area does change, depending on the size.
Bees, please help!
Post # 3
I’ve seen a sizing chart for Maggie’s gowns, here is one from a particular bridal store, so disregard the bottom pricing. I would definitely order the size you need in petite!!!
Post # 4
@[email protected]izon.net: Thank you so much! This is very very helpful! 🙂
Too bad it doesn’t provide information on the length of the bodice 🙁
Post # 5
Try goingt to the Maggie site and see if you can contact someone through the site. The lady at the store doesn’t know what she is talking about. There is always a difference between petite and regular.
Post # 6
@futuremrskelsey: Yay we are going to be dress twins!
Post # 7
I would get the bigger size -it is easier to take in then let out. I got lucky -I never got to try my dress on, but it fit nearly perfectly!
Post # 8
I have the Lazaro size chart and I’m guessing the general idea would apply to most designers. For each size you go down, there’s a quarter of an inch difference in the height. If the bodice is about half the dress, it would make 1/8 of an inch difference between the bodices. Not nearly enough to make a noticable difference.
If you order the dress in “petite”, I think it is just proportionally shorter everywhere. I know that’s what David’s Bridal does on their petite dresses. So you can get either the 2 or 4 but if height is your concern, make sure you get a 2 petite or 4 petite.
The bust does change for each size. You should measure your bust, waist and hip area and then go by the size chart rlsulli provided. And always go by the biggest measure. For example if your hips fall into a size 4, and your waist and bust area a size 2, get the 4. That’s where alterations come in.
Post # 9
I’m a maggie bride and also stressing about sizing. But I would think to order slightly bigger and in petite, I know maggie offers petite sizing. Hopefully that will work out, good luck!
Post # 10
Hi, I’m also a maggie bride (Jenna). Anyways the difference between the 2 sizes are very minimal about an 1″ or 1 1/2.”
I wear a size 4 and wanted to order an 8 (just in case) but the lady who helped me told me to order a 6 b/c she said if I ordered an 8 I would spend too much money on alterations to make it smaller. So I went with her recommendation and BOY I was happy to do so b/c aside from altering the hem…I have no other alterations. Furthermore, she said if I happen to gain weight she can open it up at the corset area and move the backing over an inch.
I am also 5’0 and I inquired about the bodice and whether the sizes would make a difference. She told me that the bodice doesn’t change if you order different sizes and or ordered petite. If you did order petite, it will just be 3 inch shorter (length at bottom) than the regular and it does not change the bodice at all. You can also check to see if your Maggie dress can be customize (length only) but all that really does is make it 6 inch shorter instead of 3 and it cost a lil bit more. But for us short people 6 inch shorter probably would not make a big difference and depending on your shoe height you would still probably alter it again anyway.
Hope that helps!
Post # 11
I have a Maggie Phillipa that I ordered petite. As far as I am aware only difference is in the length of the hem (about 3 inches shorter), not the overall proportions. I’ve tried on a regular size 8 and my petite 8 and I couldn’t see any difference in the bodice length.
Other designers might make petite proportionally smaller over the whole dress, but Maggie doesn’t.
I also tried on a size 6 of the same dress. I didn’t notice much if any difference in the bodice length, but the bust and hips were definitely smaller.
Maybe speak to a dressmaker before you buy. They should be able to tell you if they can alter the bodice length if necessary.
Post # 12
I am a Maggie bride as well. I ordered the petite because I am shorter (5’3″ or 5’4″) and am not planning on wearing really high heels. My understanding was that the bodice would not be shorter in the petite sizes – there might be a small difference but as meliss said, it wouldn’t be noticeable. The only difference was that the petite would be 3 inches shorter off the skirt itself. There is a difference in cup sizes but it occurs over a range of sizes. I ordered the 8 because if I got the 6 the cup size would be smaller and I didn’t want to risk it (being quite busty myself). My consultant said sizes 2-4-6 were a smaller cup than the 8-10-12 and so on. Hope that helps! 🙂
Post # 13
I was actually told in several stores that whether I order a size 2 or a size 16, the cup is built the same size…the measurement around the bust changes like 32, 34, etc but the cup itself doesn’t. With many designers, I was told I could order the dress with the cup for a d or larger cup size which was an extra charge.
Post # 14
Thank you, bees! The information is helpful.
Funny how we are each told different information from the boutiques — you’d think they would have their information straight.
I think I’m going to go for the smaller size. My measurements match up to the 2 in the chart and I’m also hoping to get rid of my pooch (and flabby butt) before the wedding.
I might see if I can get the dress 6 inches shorter and pay the extra money, that length would be perfect.
Post # 15
i’m ordering my maggie dress this month and i’m also on 5ft and they are ordering it in a petite for me!!! i would say go with petite!!