(Closed) What if they screwed up my dress size?

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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159 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Did you look at the measurements for a size 8 and 10? Depending on the shape of your dress, certain measurements are more important than others. I think it’s easier for a dress to be taken in than let out.

Post # 4
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5978 posts
Bee Keeper

Wedding dress sizes are usually never close to street sizes. I’ve known girls who were a size 4 have to order a size 10 wedding dress b/c of the size differences and what their measurements are. Not to mention, they are going to alter the size down to what you are – the way the dress comes in will not fit you perfectly.

Post # 6
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69 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

The good part about it being too big is you can always take it in. I’m a street size 4 & I ordered the Jenna in a 6. Look up the Maggie Sottero dress size chart & measure yourself. It’s not like it will do any good, but it might put your mind at ease!

Post # 7
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1161 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

It may be too big (especially in the boobs), but it’s hella easier to alter a too big dress than a too small dress.  I had this very fear and tried to talk them in to the smaller dress…they won, saying the the dress should fit my largest part and I’m really really glad they won.  The top of my dress IS too big, but the seamstress said she can alter it no problem. The hips (stupid pear shape) fit perfectly, so no part of the dress will have to be let out.

Post # 8
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81 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I am sure that they ordered the right one. I am a dress size 2 and I had to order my gown to be a size 6. It is big in the bust and waist, but just fits over my rib cage. The seamstress and consultant had a long conversation trying to pick a size. Could you call the store and see if they have any samples in the 8 or 10 that are a similar style? it may help you feel better about the size. Its alway better for it to be a bit big than to tight, personally.

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