(Closed) Dress size help – allure

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
1068 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

Dress shops are scam artists. They always make girls order dresses that are too big so that they can make more money off you in alterations. If I were you, I would insist they change the size to your actual size. That’s what I did, and my alterations were super cheap. Buying a dress 1 or 2 sizes too big for you is just crazy.

Post # 4
412 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@trizol:  I would personally buy the 2. Worst case scenario its a tad snug because you gained a few, but I would rather lose a little weight than shell out extra for alterations.

Post # 5
27 posts
  • Wedding: August 2013

Call them back!  Or better yet, look up the measurements for Allure, have your mother/sister/friend take your measurements and order based on your OWN matching of measurements to Allure’s size chart!  Then if I was you I would take the dress to an alternate tailor.  They proved their dishonesty, and I would want to avoid any other mishaps with them!

Post # 7
150 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I would make them order the 2 if that’s what your measurements are right now. If you’re not a person whose weight fluctuates then it seems very silly to size up! 

I’m a 0 at Ann Taylor etc and I ordered a 2 in Allure 8856. I’m 5’6″ – my measurements are 31.5 bust, 24 waist, 35 hip. If you’re a 00P then your measurements are likely even smaller and you should DEFINITELY be ordering the 2. My bridal salon was very confident that the 2 would be perfect for me (I was nervous it would be too snug in the waist). I don’t get it until April so I can’t confirm whether or not it’s the right size until then.

Best of luck!

Post # 8
3371 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

It sounds a little crazy to me that you would somehow gain one whole dress size between now and your wedding, if you’ve been consistently slim all your life. I would check the measurements, call them back and change the size if possible. I would be annoyed if I had to spend unnecessary money on alterations too.

Post # 9
413 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Re-do the hollow to hem measurement.

Allure actually uses “bust to hem”- did she measure from where the neckline sits, as opposed to the hollow to your throat? Hem length measurements are done with the shoes amd slip you plan to wear. Adding/removing/changing these will result in a length issue. 

also- make sure you look straight ahead when your measurement is being taken. Looking down can result in your dress coming in too short 🙂

in regard to the size, do you happen to know the measurements they used? I am happy to give you my professional opinion.

Post # 10
766 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

@trizol:  cool, soo store was ok to cancel the order? i love the first dress on your other post!

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