(Closed) Dress Size – how small can I go?

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
5656 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2012

I’m confused, why don’t you order a size 6? It sounds like that would be the best choice?

Post # 4
3525 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Hm. Was the 8 loose everywhere? If it was snug anywhere I would not risk going down 2 sizes.

I might go with a size 4 if I knew there was enough seams to let it out.

I’m not too familiar with corset back so I don’t know how much extra wiggle room it would give you.

Here’s a labe size 8/street size 6!



It sounds like to me that she is trying to buy one preowned with her wedding so close. And the only sizes she can find are 4.

Post # 5
1664 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

look up the measurements for maggie sottero.  i think it depends on how close you are, and also the seam allowance.

Post # 6
569 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

When I ordered my dress a few weeks ago, I was told that a corset back allows you one size up and one size down of wiggle room. So, according to what I was told, if you’d ideally be ordering a 6, you should still be able to get away with a 4. I don’t have any actual experience with this, but my bridal consultant seemed pretty confident about it.

Post # 7
373 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

You should be fine with a 4, the dress opens up on the hips and you’ll have room there, then the corset will help out your bust. A 4 and 6 are only off an inch on every measurement on maggie’s site.

Post # 9
610 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

What is your regular clothing size?

My wedding dress was two sizes larger than my regular street clothing size (regular a 0 and took a size 2 wedding dress). It is also a corset which i think should allow enough room to go up or down a size. Sounds like a gamble so close to your wedding. Have you thought of trying on dresses in a store and trying to find something off the rack that fits you? Good luck.

Post # 10
9028 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Take a look at their size chart and then order the size that best suits your measurements.  The actual dress will be a bit tighter than the sample of the same size

Post # 12
23592 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

YAY! How exciting!

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