Post # 1
I’m not sure how to word it. Looking at dresses, some designers have a “plus size” line. But their regular dresses can be ordered usually to a size 28. I guess I’m just wondering what the difference is in getting one cut as plus size and ordering from the regular label in your size? Is it cut differently? Or is it just easier to try on to see how you will look without the back being open? The owner of a plus size bridal shop at a bridal show told me that I’m an “in betweener” lol and I can go either way regular or plus. (Curvy shape with smaller waist, bigger boobs and hips–14/16) I just have been curious to know if you find that the plus size is shaped better than one that is formed for a smaller person and then just made bigger? Which direction did you choose to go? Order from plus size line or regular? (As an aside I often find plus sized clothes not flattering to my shape as they tend to be cut for more apple shapes and too baggy. And plus size pants have too long a crotch for me but my butt is too big for regular)
Post # 2
crzyorchid: The differences between misses and womens (plus) sizes are that women’s sizes are cut with deeper arm holes, lower bust lines, and a larger waist than misses’. Consequently women’s sizes are approximately one size larger than comparable misses sizes.
Post # 3
Exactly as julies1949 said.
If I had a choice, I would much rather get a plus size dress than a dress that comes in a larger size. But I have a large chest so bust lines are a huge issue for me
Post # 4
Yeah it’s mostly a bit of a more generous waist, more generous in the bust, and deeper arm holes. My wedding dress was available up to size 26, which is what I had to order it in because I’ve got linebacker shoulders and a GG cup, but wear a size 18 pants. Even my seamstress said if I hadn’t needed the extra space in the shoulders and bust, I could’ve just gone with a size 22. They had to take in SO MUCH at the waist and hips, reset the arm holes, and reset the neckline. I think I ended up paying about $150 in alterations all together. Having it available in plus size would’ve saved me the cost of resetting the arms and neck.