(Closed) FREAKING that I’ve ordered the wrong dress size

posted 11 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
192 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2008

I went through David’s Bridal and found that all the dresses I tried on ran very small. I am a size 3-4 in pants, dresses etc. my wedding dress is a 10!! I almost freaked out but everyone said that is how wedding dresses are sized. I am thinking you should go and at least dry on 2 dresses that are similar to the ones you have ordered to see how they fit. Good luck!!

Post # 4
67 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2019 - The Rivers Club

Since they wont be in until November you may have time to call the companies and ask them what they think you should do. Every dress I tried on fit differently, from a size 6-10 depending on where the dress was small and I wasn’t or vise versa. I wouldn’t freak out quite yet 🙂

Post # 5
291 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

what street size do you usually wear? wedding dresses do run smaller than regular clothing, but my wedding dress is still a size 2, and i’m usually a size 0 (VW, and she definitely cuts smaller than most). it fit like a glove minus the bust (i need some help up there :p). i wouldn’t worry about until you actually have it in hand, but perhaps it’d be more reassuring to you if you went a few bridal salons that carry your brands and asked them about the sizes…or even call the manufacturers and ask an actual person how the sizing runs. good luck!

Post # 6
228 posts
Helper bee

Are those the measurements for people that the dresses fit, or the measurements of the dresses themselves?  I don’t know anything about those brands, but I’m pretty close to those measurements, and I haven’t worn size 0-2 since like, middle school, sorry    But you’ve gotten good advice here… good luck!

Post # 7
226 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

My measurements in my bust and waist were both 1/2" larger than the size chart, but it fit absolutely perfectly!  I even tried the next size up and it was sooo big.  I got an Anjolique though, so maybe it’s different with every manufacturer.  I think you’ve ordered just perfectly for your body measurements 🙂

Post # 8
22 posts
  • Wedding: May 2009

Hi ustwiggie-

I can help with the Watters dress – it’s the same brand that I ordered.  I tried on the size 8 in the store which was too big, but not massively huge.  I measured for a perfect size 6 & it is just fine.

Their sizes pretty much match up with "street" sizes, at least in my experience.

Hope this helps!

Post # 9
2292 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

Sort of depends on the style.  My dress fit perfectly in my street size, but it was a corset-back, and that’s a little more forgiving than a zipper.  And forgive the question – but what undergarments do you think you need?  It doesn’t sound like a dress with decent boning wouldn’t sufficiently support you.  I thought about having cups sewn into my dress, but in the end I just went without.  I’m 36-25-35, and the dress bodice was just fine all alone.  I actually think it would have been sort of suffocating with a long-line bra – every one I tried felt like a straightjacket, and was sufficiently thick that I felt like I was padded all over.  Yuck.

Post # 10
103 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2007

in my experience, not from wedding gown ordering, but from ordering clothing online, you should trust the size chart in comparison to your body measurements. The measurements of the size charts aren’t internal circumferences of the garments, they’re measurements of the person the garment is supposed to fit, so don’t think “oh, I want a snug fit here, so I’ll order smaller,” or “I want a relaxed fit there, I’ll order bigger,” just trust the chart! I think you’ll be just fine.

Post # 11
438 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2008

the size charts you went by are the ones they would have used in the stores.  So, thats most likely what they would have had you order….usually they try to get you to order a size bigger, especially if you are that close in the measurements, but you should be fine.  My sister (bm dress) was watters, and she was really close like that as well.  it came in, and she called me freaking out because it wouldn’t zip up.  by the 2nd & 3rd time trying it on, it did, so it kind of stretched/relaxed a little and fit her fine….unfortunately she had it let out like, half an inch and then it was too big so she had to wear the removable straps.  in dress shopping, street sizes really have not much to do with it.  you have to go by measurements.

Post # 12
402 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

i worried that my dress (Allure)wouldnt fit either. the size that was ordered for me was based upon my bust and i’m very top heavy.

they wanted me to wear a size larger, but i chose not to, and had to sign a waiver stating that i was ordering a size smaller than my measurements. when i received my dress in July and tried it on, it was too big! despite the fact that i had gained abt 15lbs since i ordered it!

 It seems you picked the best sizes according to your measurements. thats the best u can do, and expect to have some kind of alterations done. i think most dresses are designed to be altered regardless.


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