Which size to order?

posted 3 years ago in Bridesmaids
  • poll: Which size should I order?
    4 : (1 votes)
    8 %
    6 : (1 votes)
    8 %
    8 : (3 votes)
    23 %
    10 : (8 votes)
    62 %
  • Post # 3
    1249 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I would maybe order an 8 if she doesn’t like the 10. But her hips are her biggest measurement. I would fit that and alter the rest.

    Post # 4
    1566 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I’d see if I could measure a sample dress and compare the hip room to the size measurement for that size dress. If the hips are larger, then I’d go for a 6 or 8 and get the dress altered.

    Post # 6
    3735 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    @BrideDJ:  Order the size that fits her largest measurement and then get it tailored. No biggie.

    Post # 7
    1024 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I would go with the 10 and then have it altered.

    Post # 8
    11772 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I’d go with the 6!

    Post # 9
    385 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    you should always always always order based on the largest measurement and then have alterations for the rest…

    Post # 10
    385 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    the style looks like it fairly fitting through the hip.. so if you dont order based on that measurement that her dress will pull and look too small across the hips.. therefore looking extremely unflattering…. it is a million times easier to take something in than to let it out!

    Post # 11
    9938 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I would order to fit her hips – as someone who’s got similar proportions, (for my wedding dress i ranged from an 8-14) I ordered a 12, but I’d tried a 10 so I knew that the 14 for my hips would be too big.  The 12 will be snug but they can let it out. 

    I would order for her biggest size, you don’t know how much seam allowance there is to let the dress out, and as a hippy girl I can tell you, dresses that are too tight in that region are not flattering and are not fun!


    Post # 12
    720 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I’d get a 10 and get the top altered. Much easier to make a dress smaller than larger.


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