(Closed) Do Maggie Soterro dresses run big or small?

posted 8 years ago in Full Figured
Post # 3
925 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’m going to say small, only because in every other designer I wore like a size bigger, but in MS I wore the smallest size. I could be wrong though, I didn’t get sized for too too many dresses. 

Post # 5
11231 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

ALL bridal sizes run small. My dress (not MS) had to be ordered two sizes bigger than my street size and it fits perfectly (lucky me, no alterations).

Post # 6
4437 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

@puggleperson:  They run big, I’m a street size 12 (on most days, lol) and my dress is a size 10.  It has a corset, so that helps!

Post # 7
41 posts
  • Wedding: April 2012

i dont really want to tell you what you dont want to hear, but i wore a maggie dress (karena royale) in sz 10 and i am a street size 8. To be honest, if i could have had an 8in the waist and a 10 for the boobs it woulda been perfect, so maybe theyre not too far off the mark after all. if its lace up the back then youll have a bit more flexibility too. and hey, i was supposed to lose 10 before and ended up gaining 5, happens to the best of us. good luck!

Post # 8
1652 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Don’t panic! I found the Maggie’s generally ran pretty much equivalent to the size they stated. But, they can sew a panel into the back if they have to. And, if it’s a corset lace up back there is a lot of room for give in them!


Post # 9
1227 posts
Bumble bee

I wear a 6 in street clothes, ordered a 6 and when it came I wished I’d ordered a 4. You’ll probably be fine. 

Post # 10
933 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I found that my Maggie was true to my street size. The corsets in Maggies are wonderful things, so don’t lose hope!

Also, If you don’t like the way it fits when it comes in, there is still plenty of time to lose a bit of weight. 

Post # 11
684 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I think they run pretty true to size. I wore Maggie Sottero Priscilla and it was a full corset with boning and everything (which does wonders for the waist and tummy). I’m a street size 18 but had to order a 20 because of the “girls”.

Post # 12
1433 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012 - Historic Lougheed House

I think they run true to size in the hips. My dress was the same street size I wear in jeans (but I ended up losing weight and the hips had to be taken in, in the end)…. But it was WAY too big in the boobs. To the point where the seamstress asked me if I had recently lost 50lbs or got a breast reduction. 

Post # 13
322 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I am a street size 18/20. I squeezed into a size 6 sample thanks to the corset and after my consultant took my measurements, she told me that I’d need to order a size 16 and that I’d need the bust taken in a bit. This shocked me because I assumed I’d need an 18 or 20. However, I’m getting a ballgown so the hip measurements didn’t matter.

Here’s me in the size 6 Juliette for reference:

Post # 14
344 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I am street size 10/12 and my size 12 maggie had to be taken in to about a 10. So i would say they run pretty true to size!

Post # 15
165 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013


I’m a street 14/16 and I had to order a size 20 to make sure it fit over my hips/chest with the waist measurement being way too big.

It also will depend on your style of dress, I purchased Monet, which is a fit and flare, which has to be fitted to the body. However if you ordered a dress that is more ballgown or aline and with a corset back you will probably be fine.

Post # 16
193 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I would google ‘Maggie Sottero size chart’ and look at the measurements and compare them to your own for a better indication. Most dresses with a corset back can go up or down 1-2 sizes depending on the designer. I believe Maggie is one of them that can go up or down at least 2 sizes. 

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