(Closed) Maggie dress sizing-starting to panic!

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 4
7941 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

I am not going to lie that yes sample dresses are stretched out and often do not represent the true size of the dress you are going to get. I definitely noticed that my size 14 was perfect while the sample size 14 was a bit too big (and it was a corset).

You need to rely on your measurements and not on the fitting of the dress itself. Did they measure you?

Post # 5
411 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Don’t sweat it! I bought a Maggie gown and I ordered an 8, but told the consultant I was looking to lose weight and was torn on the size

She said that you can alter down 8 sizes and still keep the integrity and structure of the dress intact.


Edit: I guess I didn’t really read enough – you should have ordered the 10 and not worried about sizing down. Maybe it’s not too late to change again?

Post # 6
295 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

To be honest with you I tried on 8’s at all the salons I went to and they fit like a glove. Got a dress in a size 8 and it honestly was a bit tighter than all the samples I tried on and it wasnt a cheap dress that should have stretched out (its a Pronovias) soooo theres a chance it may be a bit tighter but if youre on track to lose a lil bit of weight before the wedding I wouldnt sweat it (youll save money on alterations :o) I plan on losing hopefully 10 pounds before my wedding and at that point my dress will fit like a dream I know it! Im sure yours will fit you again like a glove after all we all want to be in our best shape we can be in for ourselves for our weddings, youll be fine!

Post # 7
122 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I am sure you dont want to hear this – but I would have stuck with the bigger size – just to be safe and especially since you said its a little tight.  I am surprised that they didnt measure you to be on the safe side.

Post # 9
764 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

My SIL was in the same situation.  She ordered the Maggie Adorae dress.  The sample dress she tried on was a size 8 which fit her like a glove BUT the bridal consultant  insisted that she order a size 10.  About a month or two before the dress came she lost quite a bit of weight due to stress from work.  When she tried on the dress for the first time she was swimming in it!  The size 10 was HUGE on her.  They had to do some pretty major alterations.  Luckily the dress turned out good due to a talented seamstress.  If the sample dress you tried on fit like a glove I would suggest going with that and making sure you maintain your weight.  It’s a lot easier taking in a dress then having to let it out. 

PS- If it helps the sample dress I tried on also fit me like a glove but was slightly tight around the hips.  I went with the sample dress size and will be losing approx. 10 lbs before alterations so it should fit PERFECTLY.  Good luck!

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