(Closed) A size 20 dress when I'm normally a size 8 or 10?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

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meetmethere2013:  what kind of fabric is the dress made of? If it’s flowy then I’d say 20 may be bigger than you need. 

Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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meetmethere2013:  Do you have a pic that shows the style of the dress? A 20 seems a bit much to me.

On the other hand, I wouldn’t pay $440 for a Bridesmaid or Best Man dress.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee

Since it’s an empire waist I think 20 would be way too big.

If your wedding dress was a 10, I’d probably order this in a 14 or so. Your stomach is gonna get bigger obviously, but so are your boobs. And yeah, it’s easier to size down than size up

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

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meetmethere2013:  cute dress!! I agree with PP. the empire waist will help to accommodate your belly. Just don’t forget that by that time your bust will prob be bigger than it is now, so that is the area I would try to guess the measurements of most and go off of that. 

Post # 9
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

 

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meetmethere2013:  I would phone Dessy and ask a customer service rep for the actual measurements of this dress- bust waist and hip.  I would think a 14 would be more than enough.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

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meetmethere2013:  I got fitted for a Bridesmaid or Best Man dress when I was six months pregnant with my son. It was a complete joke, they took my bust measurment only and then added two sizes to that, because my breasts were going to grow. The wedding was 3 weeks after I delivered,  the dress came in when I was 9 months pregnant, so I tried it on just for fun- it was HUGE! Even though I had it taken in ( a lot), it was still too big for the wedding. It was a wierd style so there was only so much that it could be taken in and still look like the same dress. 

I would order the dress yourself and get a size you know won’t be too big. I mean really, a size 20 when you are a 10?? Even if you go solely on your bust size, they are not going to get that much bigger than they are now at 32 weeks.

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Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2016 - Surfer\'s Beach, Grand Cayman

Your boobs won’t go up 5 sizes, that’s like what 10 inches? And although your belly might get that big, it’s a flowy empire waist that should accomodate a belly, I think 2 sizes up should suffice. 

 

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

That seems excessively large based on your pre-pregnancy size. I don’t know if you can tell because I don’t think you’ve seen the dress in real life, but what I have found is that even some dresses that look like they’d fit my pregnant belly don’t, because the seam of the lining is too close fitting to the body (so there is no room for the growing bump).

Can you make the case to get a dress that is actually suited to maternity and also perhaps less expensive?

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

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meetmethere2013:  I looked on the site that I sent you the link to and it is $10 for extra length and $22.56 to ship to Canada (or at least the Toronto Zoo, which is the address I used to calculate shipping fees!) Total still came to $262.56

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

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meetmethere2013:  $440 for a bm dress that you’ll NEVER wear again? Absolutely not.

For what it’s worth, I was 27 weeks pregnant for my friend’s wedding last month. I had ordered the dress before I was pregnant so I had to get it altered.

Out of curiosity, I asked what the standard process was if I had known I was pregnant prior to ordering my dress. The salon said that they usually order 2-3 sizes up. In your case, 5 sizes seems REALLY excessive. My dress was altered about 2 sizes larger (the dress was a size 14 prior to alterations) for the wedding I was in so I can’t see you’d be needing anything more than that – even if you gained more weight than you anticipated. 

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