Picked a dress! Worried about the size I ordered

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
11668 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

An 8 will be fine and you should go with the biggest measurement. It’s very hard to accurately measure yourself. I trust the consultant – they know what they’re doing. 

Post # 4
842 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@dontstopbeelievin:  listen to me now. Bridal sizes run SMALL. Trust the sales people, and I think you’ll be glad you went with the bigger size. I am a street size 2-4, and when they measured me, my hips put me perfectly at the end of a 4, but maybe a 6. I am SO GLAD I went with the 6. My hips just fit when my dress came in, and even though my bust and waist will have to be taken in- if I had ordered a 4, the dress would have been too small. Alterations will save you and you’d rather have some extra room to deal with than not enough 🙂

Post # 5
112 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I totally sympathize with you!! What designer is your gown? And what brand do you typically wear a 2 in? I did something similar to compare and it made me feel much better.

Post # 6
300 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Yup yup yup:  most bridal lines have not kept up with modern vanity sizing.  (take a look at tags in vintage clothing to see how drastically sizing has changed over the years)

Normally I’m a street size 6-8 and my wedding gown is a 12 (!).  No big whoop.  🙂

Post # 8
112 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

So the Casablanca size chart is

Size 6: 35 26 37

Size 8: 36 27 38

And street size clothing examples

The Limited

Size 2: 34 26.5 37


Size 2: 32.5 25 36


Size 2: 33.5 25 36.5


Size 2: 32 25.5 36

It doesnt seem like any of the size 2 measurements fit into the size 8.  If it would make you feel better – got back and get measured again, maybe by someone else in the store?  I personally like to blame stuff on myself like “I know I’m probably a little nuts, but would you mind remeasuring me? I’m sure I did something wrong but I came up with numbers that were significantly different and it would just make me feel so much better if you could remeasure :)”

Post # 9
1174 posts
Bumble bee

@dontstopbeelievin:  I think you should be fine, and worst comes to worst it’s easier to take a dress in than to let it out!

Post # 10
30284 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

An 8 will be just fine!  Like others are saying, it’s much easier to take a dress in than add material!

Post # 11
8282 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

Relax. It’ll be fine. 

Post # 12
258 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I’m in the exact same boat as you.  I got my dress at Kleinfeld – it’s a Lazaro.  The woman who measured me first said she was going to order a size 6, then came back and said to order a size 8.  I have wide hips and am pretty small everywhere else.  I wear a street size 0.  And since I ordered the dress, I’ve lost 6 pounds.  I’m thinking that it’s going to have to be taken in quite a bit.  But they do it all of the time.  Some brides lose tons of weight after they buy the dress.

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