(Closed) dress size to order when losing weight/ Wtoo sizing?

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
554 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

My willowby dress (watters brand) was ordered as a size 4 and I’m definitely a 6 in anything else. The lady at the store mentioned they are one of the only brands that fits large, whereas most other bridal brands you have to size up. 

Post # 3
139 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

I tried on that dress and LOVED it! It looks amazing on you! I am sorry that I don’t have too much advice, but just wanted to tell you that you’re going to be a stunning bride (and you look tiny so weight be damned)!

10 as a model size doesn’t make much sense to me either, but i think if you order the 10 and do lose more weight, it will still be alterable for sure. Maybe talk to a seamstress though!

Post # 4
712 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

Order the size you are now. Don’t count on losing more weight just in case you stay where you are. It’s harder to take a dress out than take it in and you don’t want to be stuck without a dress. 

Post # 5
1948 posts
Buzzing bee

I had the Agatha by Wtoo! When I was measured they told me that in the chest I was a size 0 and in the waist I was a size 6. They said I could try to fit into a size 4 but it’d be risky.

I ended up going with the 6 and having the chest altered down a loooot, and the seamstress (seamster? It was a guy haha) did an amazing job.

If it helps, my street size is also a 6!

Post # 6
828 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

Listen to the salesperson. They know the dresses better than your memory. 

The “models” you’re thinking of aren’t necessarily 6 foot tall runway twigs. The models who normally wear trunk show dresses are usually former pageant queens, models who don’t quite fit the runway measurement requirements or to borrow from Tyra Banks, are the women “too catalog” for runway. They tend to be more coventional sizes as well. 

Post # 7
873 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

It’s a lot easier to alter the dress smaller, than larger. Order the 12. No one sees the tag.

Post # 8
35 posts
  • Wedding: April 2017 - The School of the Art Institute Ballroom

My Wtoo dress (the Elise) fits pretty true to size – I wear a 6 in most dresses, and have a 6 in that one. I’ll need to take it in in the waist a HAIR, and it’s a little big in the bust, but that’s about it.  That said, it is ALWAYS easier to alter down than go up. And the size of a sample dress can also be skewed because they stretch as different bodies try them on. 

Post # 9
37 posts

That’s my dress too! I measured a 00 and ordered the 0 to be on the safe side. My dress came in and was big on me but I’d rather get alterations to get it to fit true to size than to get a dress too small and be stuck! I have my last alteration appointment next Saturday before my wedding 🙂 

Post # 13
263 posts
Helper bee

Is it possible that while your weight went down, you muscled up and thus the dress fits more tightly?

Post # 14
664 posts
Busy bee

A dress can be taken down 2 sizes, order for your current measurements.

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