(Closed) I ordered my dress!!! It is a Monique Lhuillier gown.

posted 4 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
892 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2014 - Church and University

Don’t freak.  Bridal sizes run differently, usually at least 2 sizes larger because they use Asian size charts.  My shop once altered a size 12 to a 2 – it will NOT ruin the dress.  You’re fine.  

Post # 3
901 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014 - 11/15/14-Vineyard

Don’t freak out!!

1) wedding gown sizes are NOT the same as your street size. They run a LOT smaller

2) if it was too small in the bust it’s best to order 1 size up and have the rest taken in. It’s a lot easier to take in than let it out. 

3) I’m sure they ordered 1 size larger than the one you tried on. 


I seriously think you don’t need to worry or call the consultant.

Post # 5
931 posts
Busy bee

Also remember how stretched out sample gowns can be! Tons of ladies have squeezed and stretched themselves into the sample. Your dress will be much more tight. 

Post # 6
1543 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I would think about switching the order to a ten. I was convinced to size up for my hips but then we had to take in the bust SO much and the neckline was never quite what I wanted. 

Post # 8
12104 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

Nymphettamine:  I’m wearing a Monique too, and have Dirty Delete breasts but am petite. I had to order a size 10, which I thought would be huge, but it fits my breasts. It needs to be taken in at the waist. It’s gorgeous and I loooove my dress! Congrats to you:-) 


ps I am 39 ” bust ( as they measure for bridal, not bra size!), 27″ waist, dress is corset separate from skirt. 

  • This reply was modified 4 years, 3 months ago by  BalletParker.
Post # 9
2565 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Ignore the number.  The dress should be ordered based on the largest measurement they take which for you is your bust.  They will be able to take in the dress just fine where it is needed.  If you are intending to loose weight, your bust measurement might not change much so you will still need that size to accomodate the bust size.

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