- 8 years ago
- Wedding: October 2010
Let me share somthing with you… (i’ll keep it as short as possible)
I found a dress at David’s Bridal (in the States, I’m in Canada) I was able to fit into the 18 beautifully, but was working on losing weight, my hopes were to get into the 16 when I had to go back to order. (not so much the being smaller, although that would be a perk, but more so, because they had a white in the 16 and if I could get into, I could take it home that day and not have to order, or go back across the border)
In the meantime, I kept my eyes open around my city in Canada; if I could find somthing for a similar price I would go with that.
I had tried on dresses here in Canada with different companies (sottero, romantic, mori lee) and i was consistently a size 22. So i found a Romantic Bridals dress similar to the one I had chosen at David’s but the store only had it in a size 12. I had the lady measure me and guess what the size chart said? Size 26. Yep, even though i had fit into 22s all along. This isn’t about my vanity, this is about paying for alterations!
Fast forward to Davids. I had worked really hard and lost about 12 lbs. The night before our trip state side to pick up the dress I found the David’s size chart and pulled out the tape measure to see if my measurements brought me close the 16. Well according to the chart, my measurements made me a 24 – even though before I fit into an 18 and I’m smaller now.
The good news is, my hard work paid off and I got into the 16 (even with my ‘size 24’ measurements) and my dress is beautiful, and beautiful on me.
Lesson learned – if you have an opportunity to try your size in at least the same designer, in a similar style, do it.
The size charts are over inflated (no pun intended) and you end up ordering too large and paying more for alterations. Just another way the wedding industry digs deeper into your wallet!
Sorry, that was long, but I wanted to vent.