Post # 1
Hi bees, I found a dress I love, but only available in a size 10, for which the bust waist hip measurements are 36-29-40, but my actual measurements are 34.5-27-37.5. which matches closer to their size 6 at 34-27-38.
I can’t try it on because I’m ordering it online and it’s on clearance so I can’t return it. The consultant said I can pull it in a whole 6 inches, but I don’t know if that’s true. Do you think it will fit me?
Here is the dress:
Thanks for your help
Post # 3
- Wedding: September 2014 - Lodge
You will need alterations. I bought a dress size 14 (what I measured then) knowing I was losing weight and exercising. When the dress came in and I tried it on even with the corset tied as tight as it would go it still literally fell off me when I let go of the dress. I had lost 2 dress sizes. Just something to think about before purchasing.
Post # 4
I’ve always heard that most dresses can be altered up one size or down two sizes. Corset backs are generally pretty forgiving so I think it will be fine. The dress is lace which makes altering it a little more difficult, but not impossible.
Post # 5
I bought a Maggie corset back dress; the sample was a size 10 and at the time, I measured exactly as a size 6 and the sample was HUGE on me. Granted, it was probably somewhat stretched out from being tried on so often; it also might be different for you because your dress is by a different designer and they all size slightly different.
But just to give you an idea of how much difference measurements can make…I (unintentionally) lost about 7 pounds between ordering my dress and it arriving and it is definitely too big. I mean, it’s not going to fall down, but it’s laced as tight as it can go and it’s still not snug….plus the back doesn’t have that pretty “v” shape to the lacing. If I don’t gain back the weight I will definitely have to have it taken in.
If you really love it, you should get it–just be open to the possibility that you might need to have it altered.
Post # 6
You could probably pull it in some, but the back will look like it’s pulled too close together. Corsets are supposed to have space between them, not be touching. But, you could probably do other alterations to take it in a bit, and it’ll be fine.