- 4 years ago
Looking for sizing advice on a Dessy Bridesmaid dresses. This is the dress I’m getting http://www.dessy.com/dresses/bridesmaid/2879/?color=emerald&colorid=10
As the description states, the lux chiffon is very flowy/drapey with some give. The dress is very fitted in the bust and drapes down from an empire waist. In the store I tried on a size 8. To keep it up, the sales attendant clipped approximately 2″ of fabric down the back. She then took my measurements – 33 bust, 26 waist and 36.5 hip. According to the Dessy measurement guide, that puts me at a 2 bust, 4 waist and a 4/6 hip. UGH.
The sales attendant recommended a 4 or 6, based on the “it’s easier to alter down than it is to alter up” mantra. However, my goal is “no alterations”. Personally, I feel the shape of the dress would dictate the need to go more fitted in the bust as there’s definitely more room in the waist and hip area.
Any advice or experience with purchasing a Dessy bridesmaid dress would be greatly appreciated!