Mori Lee Blue size chart vs actual dress size?

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
3237 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I am a 0-2 in real life and my Mori Lee Blue was a size 4.

Post # 4
1448 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’m a size 10 and my dress was a size 10 and needed zero alterations, except for the hem.

Post # 5
2209 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

There are no industry standards for dress sizes in bridal or RTW (ready to wear, AKA regular clothes), so you’re never going to get a solid answer on how they equate.  Typically, a size chart works off of your body measurements, and the designer accounts for wearing ease.

You need a bigger dress than 41, 33, 44.5 if you’re 45, 37, 48.  Even if you work your ass off, there’s no telling where you will lose your inches from.  Better to buy bigger and alter than be sorry!  Losing 30 pounds will probably only take 2 inches max off of your measurements, depending on your height.

If this size chart is accurate, and if it were me, I would go 18 at the smallest, but a 20 might be better, depending on the amount of time you have to lose weight (your thing says you’re getting married September 7th, but you say you don’t have a date yet in your post?). 

ETA:  Oh shit, I think you said you already bought it.  A seamstress can probably let it out a bit, and there’s always spanx!

Post # 7
451 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I’m a size 12 according to Mori Lee size chart. And I’m a street size twelve. They ordered me a size 10 because my dress has a corset back. I need no alterations to it!!

Post # 8
3978 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I’m a 2-4 street size and I’m a 6 in Mori Lee with some wiggle room for alterations. 

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