(Closed) Maggie Sottero Sizing Help

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
Hostess
11166 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

Hip measurement won’t matter, what on earth does that mean? My hips in most if not all dresses were the difference between a 12 and 14 so I find that hard to believe.

If you are concerned about it then order the size 2 and be at ease. A dress can much more easily be taken in then let out.

Post # 4
Member
136 posts
Blushing bee

I was between a 4 and a 6 for my Maggie, and went with the 4 (what my consultant advised)  I had a corset back as well so it fit me like a glove. I believe by the time of the wedding, I would’ve been closer to a true size 4 anyway, so it worked out well.  Most consultants know what they’re doing so she probably does, but if you are willing to spend more on alterations (potentially) and want a piece of mind, you could order the 2.

Post # 5
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458 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I would think if it’s a slim aline that the hip measurement would matter. I can see maybe with a full aline it wouldn’t because it’s fuller in the hip area but with a slim wouldn’t it be tighter/less full? I would recommend the size 2.

Post # 7
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157 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

After seeing the pics, I think you should get size 2, you can always take in the bust and waist. This dress is a slim A-line, not like a fuller A-line, so it’s a bit fitted through the hips, which is what I really like about her. Presca looks beautiful on you, is this an ivory or white sample?

But, it’s a good thing you’re thinking about your decision before you order. I’m 5’9″ and I debated over and over about getting extra length, but the consultant talked me out of it, saying my shoes are too high. Now, I regret it majorly and it’s too late because my order has been placed…and there is probably nothing the seamstress can do to lengthen the dress if needed.

Post # 8
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282 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

My dress is also slim a-line.  It just came in, and even though my measurements were exact for the size I ordered, the seamstress will have to let it out slightly for my hips.  I think I’d trust what your consultant says though.  Even if the hips are too tight, they will be able to let it out.

Post # 9
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332 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I would be sure you can let it out – I measured between a 6 and 8 in Maggie Sottero and got the 6, and my dress is too tight! Bad news also is there is NO seam allowance so you can not let it out. I doubt that is specific to one style of Maggie Sottero dress and perhaps all her dresses do not have seam allowance to let you take it out.

Post # 10
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2584 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I would get the size 2 and have it taken in. It’s possible the 0 might fight you fine but I would worry constantly about my dress not fitting. Another option would be to go try on other Maggies in size 0 and 2 if you can find samples and see what fits you best (ignoring what the dress actually looks like).

@Mrs.Snickerdoodle:  The reason I wouldn’t “trust” a consultant (although that wording seems unfair) is because they are people too and they can make mistakes. Everyone is different, something that they’ve seen work on other brides before might not work every time in the future. Not that the consultant is at fault or lacks the knowledge, but counting on there being fabric to let out is always a risk.

Post # 11
Hostess
11166 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

@leeny:  You were in the same predicament I was in.

My bust and waist were a size 12 and my hips a 14 (Loretta, Sottero & Midgley). My consultant recommended the 14 because it is a lot easier to build up the bust and take in the waist then to let out a dress.

Post # 12
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258 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I measured in 41 at my hips!! Hahhahahahaha yes I’m a pear shape so I think she said a perfect size 12 but I’m super small from the top 34 its corset so I’m sure they can work something out:) its always best to get a size up if your unsure they can sew it in:)

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