Post # 1
Ok, so I ordered a Sottero & Midgley dress two months ago, and I’m still stressing about sizes.
The trouble is that with a ball gown or A-line, you can get away with a bit of a “booty” (which I have). With a fit & flare, I’m not so sure.
My measurements are 35-27-36. But the last measurement, the “booty” or lower hip (around the largest part of the behind) is 38.5 LOL. Needless to say, my size 4-6 went up to a recommended size 10 by the consultant. I asked to go with an 8, but now I’m second-guessing.
So, bees with fit&flare/trumpet/mermaid gowns … What’s your booty measurement and the size you ended up with? How did that gown fit once it came in??
Post # 3
I have a Maggie fit and flare dress and it is big in the hips. My dressmaker said that they always do that and nearly everyone needs them taken in.
I swear that bridal stores tell you to order a too big dress so they get commision from their alterations people. They told me to order a 4, I insisted on a 2 and should’ve gotten a 0.
Post # 4
- Wedding: September 2014 - Lodge
My Maggie was a sample size 10 which fit perfectly when I tried it on just a little tight in the hips (not the butt). I lost a bunch of weight though and now it fits perfect in the hips just needs to be taken in in the waist and bust.
I think you should be fine with an 8 and if nothing else it can be let out a little. That was my option if I didn’t tone up, it only needed to be let out maybe 1/4 inch on either side. A 12 would have been WAY too big.
And if all else fails you could always get a booty shaper which will help tighten up the area for your dress. You can buy them almost anywhere and they’re great when you need to “tone up” for a night.