(Closed) I measured a 6 in the hips but a 2 in the bust…

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Mine was a 8 in the hips and needed a 4 at the top…. so proportinally the same.  The top and mid section alterations were $150.  There was a lot of hand sewing and beading going on.  I went to a lady who worked in her home – anywhere else wouldhave been easily $350 or more.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee

I’m two sizes bigger in the hips than the bust as well. You have to order it big enough to fit your hips, and it’s easier to take in than take out, because you risk running out of fabric.  A competent seamstress can handle the alteration, but I would line one up when you order the dress.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

My dress is the same way. A size 10 fits my hips but is big up top and I have to have it taken in up top :/

Post # 7
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Bumble bee

Mine is the opposite, I had to get a 12 to fit the width of the chest but am only an 8 through the hips. It sucks to have to do alterations but what other choice is there really.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@Jinxstar: ditto. i’m a size 8 bust, size 2 hips… i got the bigger size and had it sized down–well worth the money

it looked fantastic!

Post # 9
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Sugar bee

 I would say if you normally wear a 2 or a 4, in a wedding dress you wont have to alter much in a 6. 

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Mine was the same. They told me I was just a half to an inch over the size 4 in the hips. She said it was my choice, 4 or 6, but she recommended a six to be on the safe side. If the hips are too tight, it can cause bunching and pull your dress down. So, better to keep the six and get alterations up top. I would recommend finding a good seamstress who won’t charge as much. But probably expect to pay $150-$200 regardless.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I was measured the same. My dress was a dropped waist A-line though so they said I would be okay if I ordered a 2. It took a lot of wiggling and I did pop a few stitches to get my bottom in but it fit perfectly after my tailor worked her magic! =) 

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

What’s the cut of your dress? I got an a-line, so it isn’t fitted through my hips so I was just able to order the smallest size I needed (the bust size). Now if you’ve got a mermaid or something you’ll have to worry more about that, and they always say it’s better to order bigger.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

If they are suggesting a 6, I think I would go with their recommendation, just to be safe. Remember that the sample dresses we try on are often a bit stretched out from so many people trying them on. So a new size 4 might be tighter in the hips than the sample you tried on. My guess is that the salesperson was taking this into account, and that’s why she suggested a 6. I guess you know your body best, but I always think it is better safe than sorry! It is much easier to make a dress smaller than bigger! Your dress is very pretty by the way, congratulations!

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