Sizing Questions

posted 2 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
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1168 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

My dress was a casablanca size 6 and my waist is a 25.5 and there was not a drop to spare in the waist. Every designer is different so it maybe different for that particular designer and dress style. I would also consider the cup size difference between you and the previous owner. 

Post # 3
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382 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

ajmauro:  I used to work as a purchasing manager for a huge bridal shop in Northern California. The problems with buying a dress “pre-loved” is exactly what you’re running into. So unless you’ve tried on the dress OR had a qualified bridal seamstress (not just good ole mom) open up the side seams of the dress to find out A) if there is ANY material left ?

and B) what condition is the that material in?

because 9 out of 10 times the material scars and is ugly from all the pinning, sewing, pressing, and altering again that then the sides of your dress if you let it out look like a battlezone of tattered material.

Especially for the fact that the bust was altered and you are a bigger bust size- that alteration will be right in front and could stick out like a sore thumb. 

The safe route is of course to ALWAYS try on and see with your own eyes (and trained eyes!) what the condition is. And if you have to go with pre-loved get a size too big. You can ALWAYS take in but not ALWAYS Let Out. 

 

Sorry for for the long reply!! Best wishes! Xox

Post # 5
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382 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

ajmauro:  I’m so glad I could help! Please let me know if you have any other questions!!

unfortunatley, I can’t tell you the number of times we had brides walk in devastated, trying to find a dress quickly because of these sorts of things!

Post # 6
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3084 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

SparkleBee11:  34C and 32D are “sister” cup sizes. So someone who is a 34C could actually fit into a 32D as well. 

Post # 7
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1168 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

FoxyBride14:   I know many people who *think* they are a specifc cup size when they are actually a completely different size, which is why I would question the cup size. 🙂 I do know exactly what you mean. 

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