(Closed) I Finally Said Yes to the Dress! Questions about Alterations!

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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1555 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I would’ve just ordered what size you currently fit into. That way they can just take it in when you lose weight, and if for whatever reason you stay roughly the same size, you have a dress that fits instead of something too small. It’s much easier to have a dress taken in than to have it let out.

Post # 5
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1555 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

That was just one of the things that they told me when I was looking for a dress, same with my Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses. My sister was my Maid/Matron of Honor & was pregnant, so they told her to get a larger size, and they could take it in if needed. I don’t think there’s usually much they can do to let it out so you don’t wanna end up with a dress that’s too small for you!

Post # 6
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1026 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I agree with the PP, get the bigger size.  The other thing to remember is that the sample that fit  you pretty well has been tried on by a lot of women, and stretched out.  If you tried it on brand new, it would probably go from fitting ok to not fitting at all.  Definitely go with the bridal store size chart.

Post # 7
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86 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

I’m dealing with a similar situation with the same designer! When I ordered my dress, I was sized to fit into a 10, 12, and 14. They wanted to order a 16 and I told them they’re CRAZY. The sample was a size 10 and it fit and zippered, but was too tight on my hips. My hips are 41.5 (Size 14), my waist is 25 (Size 10), and my bust is 36 (Size 12). I ordered the 14…I figured it’s easier for them to take in than let out, but I warned the store I’m planning on losing 20 pounds by the wedding. I’ve already lost 12, so I’m PRAYING the dress won’t be insanely big or lose any of the detail that I loved in alterations.

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