Post # 1
It is time to order my dress. I am in between sizes on one measurment, my waist, by half an inch. My bust and hips are the smaller size. I did not measure with my corset on which should take 1 inch of my waist. If for some reason I cant wear the corset I will wear spanx. Will spanx take off .5 inches? Also, I plan on losing weight, my wedding is 9 months away. I want to lose 5- 10 pounds. I know I will lose weight bc it is very easy for me to lose weight. I love doing it. Plus right now I am recovery from surgery so I havent excercised in a year. In 4 months I can work out again. However, weight lose does not always guarantee inches lost.
So I do not know what size to order. Should I size up to be safe or size down and avoid alterations or having to pad my bra. On the other hand maybe if I size up I will want to pad my bra. 🙂
My dress is a ballgown so I wont have to take in the hips and it is a corset lace up back so it will give and take a little.
So I am asking for your help with all your wedding dress trying on and ordering experience. What size should I order? up or down? Did you order your dresses in a smaller size knowing you would lose weight?
Post # 3
Honestly, I’d order down. I’m in alternations hell because my dress is way too big (and it was 2 sizes smaller than the originally bought dress).
If you know you can lose the weight, order smaller. Plus, given the corset back, you should be fine.
Post # 4
Size up. Always order to fit the biggest measurement, regardless of what your other measurements are.
Post # 5
A corset back is more forgiving-so I’d chance ordering down. If you are good on the other measurements, I’d bet you’ll be fine.
Post # 6
Order a size larger and have it taken in. It’s easier to do that and impossible to make a small dress larger.
Post # 7
Since you are only a half inch off, you are confident about your ability to lose weight, it’s your waist (which is normally one of the easier areas to lose) AND it’s a corset, I would definitely go with the smaller size. I bought a sample dress that was a little small. It has been a great motivation to drop the pounds I wanted to lose anyway. And you have lots of time!
Post # 8
i would order the bigger size, it will be much harder to let out than to take in..
Post # 9
I was in between sizes also, and I ordered up. I’m so glad I did! Dresses are super easy to size down, but some don’t allow much for taking out to make it bigger. Plus, if for some reason things go funny in the next 9 months, you don’t want to be in a situation where you MUST lose weight to fit into your dress. Good luck!!!
Post # 10
Is your wedding actually in 2012?
Post # 11
i was between sizes too and ordered down. the dress fit like a glove i wont need alterations. but i also lost a few pounds…..
Post # 12
hmm… if it’s a matter of a .5 inch in your hips and it’s a ball gown, I think you could be safe to order down. I don’t honestly know what I would do. If it’s possible, try on both sizes to see what you feel most comfortable in now. Also, talk to your seamstress or your consultant at the store. They would probably be able to help you make the best choice.
Good luck!! I love corset backs… I think they’re beautiful!
Post # 13
Size up! I can’t believe anyone would tell you otherwise. the #1 rule of dress ordering is order to your largest measurement! taking something in is way easier than taking something out, which might turn out to be impossible.
Post # 14
No my wedding is not in 2012. It is July 2011. When I signed up for an account I was not even engaged yet so I just guessed at the wedding date. I guess I need to edit my profile now.
Post # 15
Since the waist measurement is only off a half inch, go with the smaller size.
Post # 16
I’d risk the smaller size.