Which size dress should I order?

posted 3 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Which size should I order?
    Order a size 8 and have the hips let out : (8 votes)
    16 %
    Order a size 10 and have the bodice taken in : (42 votes)
    84 %
  • Post # 3
    6969 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Unless the seamstress told you that there is absolutely, 100%, positively enough fabric to let it out enough, I’d order the 10.

    Post # 4
    682 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I’d order big and size down.  It’s easier to take in a dress than it is to let it out.

    Also, when I ordered my dress, I was between sizes according to the measurement chart.  I got the bigger dress that accomodated my booty and would need to have the bodice taken in, but when it came in–no alterations necessary!  I had lost weight, too–if I had ordered the smaller one I’d have been in trouble.

    Post # 5
    226 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    I was in the exact same situation as you with my Allure dress. I ordered the size up and would recommend the same to you.  I know the seamstress says it is possible to let the hips out 1-2 inches, but I have always heard that its always possible to take a dress in, but it is much more difficult to let a dress out.  I would play it safe and order it big knowing that it is guaranteed to be able to be altered to your size.  The last thing you want is to end up with a dress that is too tight and there is nothing you can do about it!

    Post # 6
    159 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Remember that sample dresses have been tried on a lot and are usually stretched out a bit.  You may find that the 10 is pretty comfortable and I’d rather take the dress in than gamble on being able to let it out enough.

    Post # 7
    393 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    It is ALWAYS easier to size down than size up. Go for the size 10.

    Post # 8
    1887 posts
    Buzzing bee

    The 12 doesn’t look that big, so I bet the 10 will be great.  It should be easy to take the 10 in a bit as needed.

    Post # 11
    2565 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    My dress is Maggie Sottero Bernadette. The sample was an 8 and fit perfectly in the bodice but was tight in the hips. I ordered a 10 and they will take in the bodice.

    Post # 12
    85 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Agreed, definitely go up.  The bridal salon gave me the same advice.  The sample dresses are put on so many times they are often very stretched out from their size.

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