Post # 1
Hi bees, I was hoping I could get some perspective on this. Last month I found a beautiful dress and ended up ordering it. My wedding is November 15, 2014…so a little less than a year away.
When the woman at the store took my measurements, she said I was dead-on for a size two. She even showed me the size chart for my dress brand and she was right. The measurements on it and mine were identical. So she said to go ahead and order the 2 and if I’m lucky I’ll need very little alteration.
Laying in bed last night I had this awful thought…that doesn’t leave any room for error. I can’t gain half an inch between now and next November or it won’t fit!
Did anyone order their dress and then not fit into it? I am having nightmares! Not that I plan on packing on the pounds, but I actually had hoped to gain a bit of lean muscle before the wedding…now I’m worried that doing so will mean my dress won’t fit. Not only that, but I’ll have to be ridiculously diligent in watching my weight. And I just normally don’t really do that. I eat healthy and work out but I don’t weigh or measure myself regularly.
So my question is…is this typical? If you are dead on for a size, should the store actually order you the next size up so there’s a little bit of wiggle room? Or is what my shop did standard practice?
HALP! Calm me down!
Post # 3
@laureneliz87: Do you easily fluctuate in size? If not, then you should be fine. If you’re only looking to tone up a bit, then it shouldn’t make a drastic difference in your measurements. Also, even if you lose or gain between now and the wedding, the seamstress should be able to take in or let out at least a couple of inches. I wouldn’t want them to order the size up if I’m deadon for a standard size. It will just mean more complicated alterations.
Post # 4
@urbanriceball: Thanks for replying! Like I said I never really weigh myself so I have no idea whether I fluctuate as far as that’s concerned…but I have been wearing the same jeans, dresses, pants etc. for god knows how many years and they always fit pretty much the same. So I suppose I should stop worrying!
Post # 5
I’m freaking out over my dress fitting. I bought it in February and it’s been almost a year and I’ve gained like 15 pounds. I’m really scared. I ordered it 2 sizes up from the sample I tried on, and I was close to being 1 size up, so it might fit but I’m super scared it won’t. I have to lose the weight by June.
Post # 6
I bought my dress in September for our May 2015 wedding! It was such a good deal for a brand new dress (one that I’d likely never come across again). Right now, it’s my exact size, but I know I won’t be this size at the wedding. I just tell myself, a good seamstress can work their magic and tailor it to my size.
Post # 7
@laureneliz87: I think you will be fine! My measurements had me on the border of being an 8, and even the sales girl thought that seemed way too big. So, she ordered a 6 (like street size 2). Well, I weighed the same when I went to try it on, and it was way too big! It was lace and cost over $600 in alterations to have it taken in a couple inches on the sides all over (plus bustle etc). I should have gone with a 4 or 2…The size chart that every designer gives is just a guide and unfortunately for me, it was quite far off! Long story short- you will be fine!!