Post # 1
How do the actual measurements of the dress compare to the manufacture’s size chart? of I bought a Mori Lee off the hanger because I found THE dress in a local store but in a 16 and I’m a street 18. I got the manufacture size chart measurements as 41, 33, 44.5. I measure myself at 45, 37, 48. I want to convert it to a corset back anyways but the shoulder straps won’t fit without losing a lot of boob volume. I don’t have a date, so I can diet and exercise my ass off (which my FI has suggested I should be doing anyways after gaining 30 lbs) until it fits. I plan to have an outdoor BBQ wedding either fall or spring.
Post # 3
I am a 0-2 in real life and my Mori Lee Blue was a size 4.
Post # 4
I’m a size 10 and my dress was a size 10 and needed zero alterations, except for the hem.
Post # 5
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 # 6
The board forces you to put a date and I wanted Sept 7 but my parents scheduled a trip to Europe and now I have to delay.
Post # 7
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
I’m a 2-4 street size and I’m a 6 in Mori Lee with some wiggle room for alterations.