Post # 1
I am a street size 12, and a 10 when I actually pay attention to what I eat and exersize regularly.
When I bought my dress, I was definitely in a 12 because, thanks to 3 months of solid sinus infections and being recently diagnosed with asthma, I hadn’t been able to work out in ages.
So I thought for sure my wedding dress was going to be a 14 or 16. When the consultant went to measure me, I told her that I was planning on losing about 5 lbs. and getting toned again. She said that she’d measure me and we’d go from there. So when she measured me, and we looked at the size chart together, everything lined up for a perfect 12, which shocked me. She said that even if I lost some weight, I should be fine.
My dress is due to come in around December/January, and I’m really nervous it’ll be too small. I’ve lost weight before, so I know how long it’ll take to lose those inches but I’m worried that even if I DO get back into a street size 10, a wedding dress size 12 will be too small!
I know they can let out a dress a few inches, but . . .what if it’s WAY too small? And even when the dress comes in, I’ll have 9 long months until my wedding and I’m sure my weight will fluxiate a size or two in those months.
ARGH! Anybody else have anxiety over this?!?!
I know seamstresses do amazing work but . . . .worried.
Post # 3
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
Every designer’s measurements are different. If the size chart says 12, then 12 is the right size. Certain designers are known for using vanity sizes, like David’s Bridal, for example. Others have the more traditional sizing that would put someone like you in a 16 or 18. But the size chart always wins. If your dress is too small, then they mismeasured you and it’s theie fault and they have to fix it, not you.
Post # 4
@Stace126: Do you remember the size of the sample gown you tried on?
In my case the sample gown fit me perfect (size 12). The seamstress said according to my measurements I’m really a size 14 but seeing that the sample fits so well we went with that. My dress arrived 8 months later and I’ve gained a few pounds since the date I ordered the dress. It was a little snug. I deff need to lose about 10 lbs for it to fit me perfectly, I have 10 months to go so I have plenty of time.
Post # 5
oddly enough, the sample size gown was a 6!!!!! It hardly zipped up at all in the back, but honestly, I was shocked that it went on at all!
I guess this particular designer must not size the typical way. I haven’t been a size 6 since I was like . . . 6. lol
Post # 6
I’m confused…you were definitely a street size 12 and fit into a dress size 12. If you were to go down to a street size 10 why the heck would your dress size 12 (which is the equivalent to a street size 12) be too small?! If anything it would be too big.
You should definitely NOT be stressing out about this. As a PP mentioned, every designer is different. I have a 24 inch waist and should fit a size 2 but because my bust is larger they put me in a size 6. I imagine that a bride with a larger waist than me and smaller bust will actually be a smaller size than me.
Post # 7
I think you’re being a little paranoid. I understand your weight fluctuating – everyone’s does! If you were measured as a 12 and fit into the 12 and ordered the 12 I wouldn’t worry.
Post # 8
Are you more concerned that you have 9 months from the time you get your dress til the time you get married and you’ll gain weight? If so, I was too. Even though I had 6 months from my buying the dress til our wedding with all the beading on it I needed to NOT gain or lose weight. I don’t know how you feel about doing anything like this but I controled my weight by taking herbal supplements. Plus they gave me energy to keep up with all my wedding planning!!
Post # 9
It is a pity to hear that your wedding dress is too small.If you have no choice,you had better buy a new one.Because a wedding dress is very important to a woman in her life.Hope you can solve your problem asap.