Post # 1
I am going to order a Maggie Sottero Anniston dress from a bridal shop in US, but I am in China right now, means I can not try it on. I am stuck with size 0 and 2, have no idea which one to choose, most girls say choose 1 size up. But the bridal shop lady suggested size 0(another suggested size 2, how confusing). Anyone who is around my size and had the samle problem solved before please help!
I am asian, Height: 5’5.6″ (167cm), and I will be wearing heels around 3.5 inches(9cm) with the dress. Here is a chart with my size and Maggie Sottero dress:
•My size size 0 size 2
•31.49606 31.5 32.5
•23.2283465 23.5 24.5
•34.0551181 34 35
It looks like I would fit into 0 perfectly, but I have no idea how exactly the real dress size would be, and how wide the corset part is. Do I need a regular length or petite one? I really don’t want to alter the dress, and I wouldn’t have the time to do it either.
Anyone knows what size the model is wearing?
Thank you all for the help!! It’s urgent, if I don’t order soon, I won’t be able to get it by my wedding day. 🙁
Post # 3
If you think you might be in between sizes, I would order the 2. It’s always much better to have to take something in a bit than to try and take it out when that might not be possible! If the 0 is too small, then you’re really stuck. I know you say you don’t want to have to alter it, but it might be an unavoidable necessity. You will have time to get it altered, with a bit of looking–there is always someone willing to do a rush order. But you have six months. What timeline have you been quoted for receiving the dress? Will it be shipped to China, where you are? I don’t see why you wouldn’t have time to get it altered. The actual process of alteration only takes a few days when they actually begin it. Also, are the measurements for the sizes of the dresses the measurements they suggest you have to fit into that size, or the measurement of the garment itself? Because you always want to be a little smaller than the garment’s measurements.
Also, it’s pretty much impossible to base your decision of what size dress to get on what size the model is wearing. For a print campaign like this, the dress was probably fitted to the model so it would look as best possible. And even if it wasn’t, you don’t know the model’s measurements, so it wouldn’t mean much.
Post # 4
I would order the size 2 if not sure. I am about a size 2 but ordered a 4 and getting it altered..I would really go for the 2 if you don’t know..it’s easier to take a dress in than out, and cheaper too I think. Just rock some heels though if you don’t have much time for alterations. I am not sure if I would order the petite one..if I did..I would just wear flats if it were too short. I have no idea what that dress is though..it looks familiar. It kind of reminds me of an Enzoani gown though..or however you say that. Good luck!
Post # 5
@veganglam: Thank you for the help.:)
The size 0 and 2 in the chart is the garment’s measurement of that dress company. I am like at the garment size 0, the hip part below the corset looks impossible to alter, would it be ugly if it doesn’t fit well(too big)?
I need a friend to bring the dress over since the custom here will charge a lot for the imported goods. 20% even the stuffs are used. That’s ridiculous. But I guess I will have to pay for that if I want to get it before the wedding.
Post # 6
i would order the 0! it looks like you are not in between sizes. . .you are a perfect 0. I think they always want you to order a size up so that way you have to pay more for alterations. . .just my little conspiracy theory 😉 anyway, one of my good friends recently had the same issue, the bridal shop lady tried to make her get a size up (4) even though her measurements were a perfect 2. she said no way, she went with the 2 and her dress fit perfectly.
Post # 7
I’m about a 2 and I would definitely go with the 2 if I was you! Here’s why: I tried on dozens of dresses at David’s bridal–most of them were in sizes way too big for me, but when a 2 was available, I tried that one on. The 2s normally fit me great, but when it came to the dress I actually tried on, it was no longer being sold (I had to buy the sample because it was out of stock online). The sample was a 4, and it was just slightly too big. My mom asked if I should get a 2, but the woman said no, because since it was an older dress it ran smaller. (As Americans get fatter, they make dress sizes bigger so that overweight women don’t feel as bad about gaining a size–of course, this just confuses the crap out of those of us who are consistently petite!) So if I was you, I would go the safe route and get the 2. Yes, it may cost extra to get it altered, but what if you order the 0 and it’s too tight? There’s not much you can do about it then!
Post # 8
I am a 2 and tried on the 4. I decided to go with the 4 because I want to alter it and have it fit perfect to my shape and my body. I love the dress and know that if I got a 2, which the lady at the store said I could very well fit a 2 easy, then I wouldn’t have any room to work with to make it perfect. Now I don’t know about you but I don’t want to just look OK on my wedding day. I paid 900.00 usd for a dress and I want it to look PERFECT!!!! 🙂 Go with the 2 so you have room to work with your own body shape and make it your own.
I can’t wait to get my Anniston.