Post # 1
Okay, ladies…this is a rant!
SO, my usual weight is 155 and since I’ve been with my fiancee I got up to 180. Well, I’m back to my old eating habits and am down to 170 without trying too hard. I’m getting married in November.
SO, I find my DREAM dress! KittyChen Cher and try on a sample…size 8…at a different bridal salon. The dress was able to be zipped and buttoned up but it WAS snug.
So, I go to another bridal shop that has better prices to see if they have my dress. They don’t, but say they can order it for me. Okay, I go in this morning to be measured and the owner…a man….measures me with my clothes on….jeans AND a padded psh up bra. He says I’m a 12. I protest. He calls over someone else to measure me and SHE says I’m a 14.
I tell the guy I’m planning on dropping 15 pounds and he tells me that’s not easy to do! I was pissed because I have to explain myself to a fucking stranger???
Now I’m pissed because I feel like they want to make $$$$$ on alterations. My bridal consultant says they have another kittychen dress on the mannequin in a size 8.
We go into the dressing room and I’m fuming. I tell her, who the hell is he that I have to convince him I’m losing weight. He could go fuck himself and I’ll buy the dress at the original store.
SO, I put on this OTHER size 8 dress and lo and behold it fits the same way….it zips/buttons but is snug. She tells me if I wear heels it will be short and the size 10 will be the perfect length so we went and ordered the 10.
Any bees here have similar stories????
Post # 2
They could want your money but sample dresses are notoriously stretched so the sample might say for example an 8 but it’s would actually fit someone who should get a size 12. If you think you can lose weight, stick to your guns and get a smaller size.
Post # 3
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I’ve heard sometimes the samples can be stretched out a bit, but I don’t know how accurate that is. It depends on style of dress too and how your body is shaped, you may have measured as a 12 but often times you can actually fit a different size depending on the cut/fit, they aren’t necessarily trying to scam you, but just going straight off the measurements. I think a 10 sounds like the safest bet.
Post # 4
I agree that they are probably going off the chart provided by the dress manufacturer. And I don’t think that he was trying to be mean about you losing weight, it’s just that most people say they are going to lose weight and it doesn’t happen and then they have a dress that is too small. The size 10 will probably work out well for you, I was about 140 when I got married and had a size 10 to fit my hips.
Post # 5
The dress on the mannequin was brand new and came in about 2 weeks ago. Plus I checked their size chart and between an 8 and 10 would be the right size.
Is it normal to take measurements wearing jeans and a padded bra?
They said I had a 39 inch bust! I wish!! Lol..I hover between a 34 and 36 inch C cup
Post # 6
I don’t really get the 3 sizes too big part… The 14 would have been 2 sizes bigger than the 10 that you determined was the correct size. It is common practice in all salons to order a size or two up- I measured below a 0 and they suggested a 0 or 2. I ordered the 0 and it had to be taken in so they got alterations out of me either way. I’m glad you determined the perfect size for you though.
Post # 7
Just FYI – your bust measurement is the biggest part of your bust, not your band size.
But either way, as @FutureMrsBH mentioned, it’s standard practice to order a size or two up. I think it’s great you didn’t have to and now won’t have to worry about as many alterations, though. 🙂
Post # 8
The bridal salon where I got my dress wanted me to order a petite size 9. I wanted to order a petite size 7 which is basically the same size as a normal size 6. I fit the size 6 perfectly but ended up with the petite size 9 becuase it was easier to be taken in than taken out. I was also 3 months postpartumn with my first child so I didn’t know if I was going to lose weight or not. Low and behold I lost ton of weight and the petite size 9 was way too big. My wedding was about 4 months by this point so if I were to return it I couldn’t get another dress in time since it took over 6 months to come in.
If I were you I would order one or two sizes bigger. It is easier to take in than let out.
Post # 9
I also don’t think they did anything wrong. I’m sure they hear from brides a lot that they will lose weight and then they don’t. It makes sense for them to suggest a size that would fit you now. They also tend to order to fit your largest body part.
Post # 10
Have to agree with previous posters, it’s pretty standard practice to order a size or two up because dresses are often ordered so far in advance, and honestly EVERYONE says they’re going to lose weight and then they don’t. How pissed would you be if they ordered the exact right size and then you didn’t lose or you gained from stress or something, and now your dress doesn’t fit?
It’s a safety measure for them and for you to order larger. You can take a dress in all day long, but you can’t really make them much larger…you’d get maybe an extra inch max if you’re lucky.
Post # 11
The jeans and padded bra, unless outrageously padded for a lot of pushup are not going to add that much to your measurement.
As PPs have stated nothing sounds off here.
Post # 12
Well…the size 10 would fit me perfectly now. After losing 15 pounds I’ll probably be between an 8 and 10. I think the size 14 was overkill.
As far as losing weight..like I said. ..my normal weight is 155. The fiancée and i collectively gained 20 or so pounds..lol
Now that I’m back to my old eating habits the weight is coming off easily. Currently at 170 from 180. And I’m amping it up now at the gym.
Post # 13
I think you are overreacting…
To be honest, and obviously I don’t know the shape of your body. I’ve never met someone who weighs 170 and wears a size 8, it does seem like you would wear more of a 12 street size. In addition bridal dresses are usually are 1-2 sizes up.
Also remember they order based on your biggest measurement and alter the rest. I think you’re a bit too caught up on size… I understand you dont want to pay for alterations but whether they take it in 1 inch or 4 it’s virtually the same price…
Post # 14
When I bought my dress, the sample fit me just about perfectly. My measurements would have put me a size larger than the sample, and they suggested I order that size. However, I just said no thanks, I’ll order the sample size. It fits exactly like the sample did. I’m glad I didn’t go with the larger size, because I would have wasted a ton of money on alterations.
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