(Closed) Alterations and Sample Sales

posted 10 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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45 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2008

Maybe it’s just me, but I found that the dresses I tried didn’t run as big as I was warned they would.  I wear a size 6 at most places (think jeans) and my wedding dress is a size 6 as well.  Alterations definately depend on the dress.  If there is alot of bead work, drapping or lace, it’s going to be more difficult to alter.  I would say that you shouldn’t go more than 2 sizes bigger or you’re going into the more effort and money than it’s worth.

Post # 5
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72 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: Small church ceremony, museum reception

Hi there- I think that going up to size 12 may be pushing it, but size 10 may work if there isn’t a lot of intricate beading/lace/embellishments that would be difficult to take in too much. You should also look at specific designer’s size charts- I know Kleinfeld’s website has a decent list of size charts, or just google "[Designer] size chart" and something should pop up. Sizing varies a lot but a size chart should help!

Post # 6
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103 posts
Blushing bee

I was given the advice that a dress can go up or down 2 sizes and preserve the original design.   Miss SweetTea is right, the sizes depend on the designer.  I wear a streetsize 2-4 and I found that bridal sizes 4-8 fit depending on the designer. 

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