(Closed) HELP!!!! What size dress should I ordered?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
60 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 9/2016

Hi. I ordered the size that the salon reccomended. I want to lose weight for my wedding but dresses can always be taken in. The other thing they told me is that the sample dresses stretch over time because they are constantly tried on so they tend to fit larger then a brand new dress. (makes sense but id never thought about it before) and its easier to take a dress in then let it out. (from what the salon told me as well)


Good luck ! 🙂



Post # 3
50 posts
Worker bee

When I got married last year, I was between sizes for my Maggie Sottero Kyra dress.  I decided to go up a size just because I didn’t want to be stuffed into a smaller dress.  I was told closer to my wedding that I couldn’t lose anymore weight after the alterations or it would be too big.  I would definitely listen to the bridal consultant.  Also, the dresses that you’re trying on have been stretched out by being tried on.  I’d go with the 10, you’ll be happy you did.  Good luck!!!


Post # 4
9575 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

Do want they recommended. Take the money for alterations out of the budget someway somehow- a dress that fits like a glove is crucial and it’ll be a lot more stressful if the 8 doesn’t work out.

Post # 5
97 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Do what they recommend. The sample dresses are usually a tad stretched out since they are tried on so many times.

Post # 6
315 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2015 - Contemporary Art Center of Peoria

I was torn, too. I ordered what the consultant reccomended and it was HUGE. Im a street size 12, the 14 was a smidge too small, but I had over a year and am dieting. I ordered the 16 just in case and now I will have to spend a lot to get it altered. But the girls are right!! Its way less expensive to take it in rather than let it out. Better safe than sorry! 

Post # 7
39 posts

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NotSoPatientlyWaiting:  I would order in the size that they reccomend! I work in a formal wear store, and we are trained to fit correctly. The last thing you want is to try it on and it be a size small! 

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