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

posted 8 years ago in Full Figured
Post # 17
718 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I’m a 4 in street-size, but I had to order an 8 in my Maggie dress to fit my bottom (stupid hips). The top however is pretty big on me.  

Post # 18
84 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

My sister got a Maggie dress in size 12. She is a 12 street size.  Because of the corset back, she could have easily fit into the size 10.

Post # 19
58 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

The sizes run true to size. I ordered a 16 and am anywhere between 14-16

Post # 20
1081 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@puggleperson:  What silhouette? And is a corset-back?

When they measured me, my bust  and my waist were both perfect 14 in Maggie standards, and my hips were on the bigger side of 18 (talk about pear-shaped!!).

I ordered my A-line corset-back Jessie dress in a size 14, and it fits almost PERFECTLY.

A-lines are not very fitted in the hips, which is why I think I got away with it… I defintely would not have been able to do a 14 in a trumpet or sheath, for example… so it will depend on your dress’s silhouette! Also, if it has a corset back, there’s some extra room there!

I think you’ll be alright… worse case scenario, they can take it out a smidge… and most dresses have extra fabric built in just in case it may need to be taken out!

Here’s my size 14 Maggie for reference (sorry so wrinkly! fresh out of the box!)


AND… she’s laced up almost all the way, and it was still a teensy bit loose on me (I want the corset to REALLY squeeze me in!)…. I may actually need to have some of the dress taken IN (to get that pretty perfect “V” shape in the lacing!)

Post # 21
11163 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

In my experience MS dresses were pretty much dead on. 

I wear a 12/14 and I ordered Sottero Midgley in a 14 (to fit my lower half). I fit pretty well in the size 12 samples without any issue and even tried on a few 8’s and 10’s. With a corset you have a bit more wiggle room with sizing so that is something to keep in mind.


Post # 22
54 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

my sottero and midgley dress just came in . i wear a size 4 street and it was a size 6 (corset though) fit PERFECT.

Post # 24
231 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I am a size 12, and they squeezed me into a size 8 sample. I ordered a size 14 just to be safe. But if your maggie is a corset and Aline or ball gown there should be enough wiggle room to go up or down a size.

Post # 25
310 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

they run big, for bridal sizes anyway 🙂

Post # 26
137 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’m a street size 12/14 and ordered a 12 and it fits pretty perfectly, so in my experience, they’re true to size. 

Post # 27
1257 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I am a street size 10 and my dress is a size 12. It is a corset back. My M.S. dress runs small..specifically in the hips.

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