Post # 1
I have a huge problemo…
I wear a size 00P from Banana Republic/Ann Taylor/etc. When they ordered my gown they said I had to order the special hollowed hem gown because of my height, $200 added to the price, and then said I should get a size 4 instead of the 2 just in case I gain weight. I am pretty sure I won’t because I have been the same weight since I was 21 and will just have to have it altered again, another $200. She also measured what she called the hollowed hem when I did not have the slip thing on underneath so I think it is going to be wrong! AH! I already paid half and am going to call them tomorrow, Monday.
My dress is an Allure C248. Any brides have an idea if I should have ordered a 2 instead of a 4? If they messed up with measuring me without the slip underneath then who knows…
Post # 3
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
@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
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 # 6
I’m not sure if the bridal salon where you ordered it showed you the chart. I know sometimes they don’t. If they didn’t, check out the sizing chart here:-
I’d be really annoyed if I needed just a 2 and they ordered me a 4 just to make money off of alterations.
Post # 7
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
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
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
@trizol: cool, soo store was ok to cancel the order? i love the first dress on your other post!