(Closed) Bridesmaid Dress: Smaller in the hips, or smaller in the waist, which is better?

posted 6 years ago in Bridesmaids
  • poll: Which dress should she get?
    Size 12 - too big in the boobs : (7 votes)
    78 %
    Size 10 - Too tight in the hips : (2 votes)
    22 %
  • Post # 3
    270 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    i voted for the wrong one.  I meant to vote for too big in the bust because I think it’s easier to take something in than to let something out.

    Post # 4
    16191 posts
    Honey Beekeeper

    It is always easier (and therefore cheaper) to bring in a dress than to let it out. I’d go for the larger size, for sure.

    Post # 5
    1111 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Always, always order too big over too small.  You can bring the dress in where you need to, but it’s much harder/impossible to let it out.

    Post # 6
    1755 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I’d go with too larg in the bust.  Taking a dress in, in the bust area not a real alteration challenge.  Letting it out in the hip area?  More challenging, harder to hide alterations, chance of it splitting when she sits or is dancing.

    Post # 7
    1014 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I voted for the larger size.  Like a PP mentioned, it is always cheaper AND easier to take a dress in, than let it out.  If she gets the smaller size, their may not even be enough material in the seams to let it out enough.  I’d feel much safer getting the size up, than potentially having to reorder the dress, or having to wear a dress that is very ill fitting.

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