(Closed) HELP!!! Sister wants a discontinued wedding gown

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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2023 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I recommend having Jasmines making it!  They do great work and they made my veil!

Post # 5
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3697 posts
Sugar bee

Are you *sure* the 10 will be too big?

I ask because bridal sizing is notoriously out-of-whack with street sizing. A bridal 10 is probably about a 6 in street clothes – and it’s not a bad thing to have a little extra material to work with for alterations.

If you have the opportunity to do so, I would get your sister’s measurements, not her clothing size, and compare them with the measurements of the actual gown. They might not be as wildly far off as you think.

Post # 6
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Busy bee

@lipsmackerin:  Another recommendation for Jasmines Bridal Shop.  Do a search and read some great reviews and see some amazing ‘actual’ dresses.

Post # 7
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911 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013 - The Down Town Club, Philadelphia

@lipsmackerin:  Have you checked preownedweddingdresses and Recycled Bride?

Also, I agree with PP, unless your sister is a size 0, I think getting her a bridal size 10 would actual be better, than you can alter it to her exact measurements.

Post # 8
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1649 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013 - Rustic mill, historical site

I think Alfred Angelo runs closer to street size though… I got a size 0 AA (bm)dress and it STILL needee to be altered down.    I agree with the other girls, though, check with James from Jasmine’s Bridal Shop, they do amazing work for the price and it’s made-to-measure, so likely no alterations would be needed.

Post # 9
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Wannabee

Size 10 may be the size you need. Wedding dresses always run small. I tried on many dresses in my regular everyday size and they didn’t fit. Better off getting the 10 and a little big and take it in

a little, than running too small. It’s easier to remove fabric, than remove.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Disney

Wedding dresses run small if you dont already own designer evening gowns. So like most posters said she will likely need a larger gown. For me this was not the case I get to cut 2 sizes out of a 4 because the dress did not come smaller :/

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

Alfred Angelo tends to run closer to actual size (I’m a street size 14 and my dress from there is a 14.) I would try preownedwedding dresses or see about getting a replica made.

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