Post # 1
I just got a Maggie Sottero Kendra in a size 4 but I think it’s too tight. I originally tried on a 6 in the store and LOVED it but I found a used one for about $400 cheaper in a size smaller and decided to try it.
My measurements are 33, 26, 37. Size-wise that’s a 2-4, 4-6, 6.
I tried the 4 on today and am feeling like it looks way too tight. I think it looks like I’m jamming myself in it. My friends disagree. They love it, say it looks the same, and I’m crazy. They keep saying I would have to pay so much more if I got a 6 and had to have the top taken in, but I’m feeling so self conscious. Plus, I’d have to pay to return it. Not to mention the 4 comes bustled and hemmed (I’m 5′ 6″) and I need the dress by October.
What should I do? Try to lose weight? Get it taken out (can it be taken out?!)? Will it look the same if I get it altered/taken out? Trust my friends ? Or lose money and buy the size 6?
Please help 🙁
Post # 3
@amanda2wed: Have you tried the dress with any shapewear? Even though you are small, that may help. Even the correct underwear could help tremendously. I’m a size 2, but I wore a corset with my dress b/c it helped keep everything where it needed to be.
My seamstress also told me that typically prom dresses and wedding dresses have enough fabric in the seams to take them out a bit so that may be something to look into.
Post # 4
I dunno hon..I’m a 34 28 38 and I am weraing a size 6 street size..size 10 bridal gown. I’m pretty sure I could jam myself into most dresses depending ont he fabric, but that doesn’t mean I should.
Post a picture.
Post # 5
Agree….post a pic and we’ll be honest.
At those sizes, you don’t want to be losing any weight to fit into the dress…could you have it taken out a little?
Post # 6
Try to have it let out, it doesnt sound like your measurement are so far off. Where is it tight (hips, bust etc.) and what style is the dress?
I agree with the other bees, a picture will be helpful
Post # 7
I agree, it would be helpful if you posted a pic so that we could give you additional opinions… sometimes it’s hard for friends to say if something isn’t quite flattering. If it was just a TINY bit tight, I would say a little bit of exercise might help (do not overdo it!)… but if it is super tight, go ahead and let the size 4 out or order the 6. You don’t want to be uncomfortable or feel self conscious on your big day!
Post # 8
you do have some time so you can either see a seamtress and/or decide to lose weight for it. if you get in it, it doesnt sound like you need to buy a totally new dress.
Post # 10
If it’s tight in the stomch area, making sure you stay hydrated and stay away from sodas will help you lose a little water weight which may help a little. But I agree, pictures would be helpful 🙂
Post # 11
You can always add a corset. I bought a pre-owned Vera Wang gown that was WAY too small in the bust/back, so I had a corset added and it worked out beautifully:)
Post # 12
I’ve had exactly the same problem. My dress is a fit and flare style. My measurements are 32, 25,33, which I believe is 4,4-6,4 the shop ordered me a 4 and it’s tight across my hips. The fact it has a corset back doesn’t help either!!! I’m having mine let out a little. If they’d ordered a size bigger it would have needed adjustments too so never mind!
What did you decide?
Im seeing seamstress fri so I can let you know how it goes if that helps!
Post # 13
Oh and I took my sister and friend along when tried it and they said it was beautiful and didn’t see what I was making a fuss about….. Then when I decided to have alterations were like ‘yeah I see what you mean & you need to be comfortable…! Not helpful so I know what you mean when you just want some honesty about these thing!