(Closed) My dress finally came in but worried it might be too big.

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

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Bored6:  I didn’t know dresses came in size 9. How small are you now? I’ve heard dresses can be altered up/down 3 sizes.

Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - Walnut Hill Bed & Breakfast

If the 6 fit after you had a baby… why on early would they order a larger size?  i wouldn’t have let them order a larger size… most people lose weight after having a baby… not gain it!! 

They should be able to alter it a couple sizes… you might pay a lot for alterations.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

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Bored6:  I wouldn’t even bother trying to measure yourself at this point since it’s already here. The size 9P doesn’t seem too much bigger than the 6 which is good. But I’m curious too- why the hell did they order you a larger size???  If the dress took 6 months to come in, you probably don’t have time to order a different size since it says your wedding is in July. I would try not to worry since you haven’t tried it on yet.  However, if the shop made a mistake with your size, you may want to consider asking them to cover some of the alteration costs.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

Are you really 196 pounds or is that a typo?

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

You originally posted that you are 196 pounds, that’s why she asked 🙂

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

It shouldn’t be a problem. I understand why you ordered the petite and that is because the proportions of the shoulders, the length, the torso are all shorter which in turn would be less alterations for you and won’t change the look of the dress so drastically.

In bridal, the difference in each size is like a half an inch to an inch and a half at most (depending on the designer). It shouldn’t be too difficult to take it in to where you need it to be and you do have plenty of time.

The bridal salon where i got my dress told me that the sample I was trying on almost fit because it was stretched out from other people trying it on (I didn’t bother to correct them that it was a new dress and I was the first to try it on) and they said that by my biggest measurement the size they wanted to order was like 5 sizes bigger than what I tried on. I refused to let them pick a size 20 for me (i normally wear a size 10 street) but I did buy the 16 even though I wanted the 14. The dress I tried on that was just slightly too tight was a 12. Once the 16 came in they had to take it in like 3 inches all around. Luckily, they had a capped price on alterations because my dress was HEAVILY beaded and was a mermaid so it was pretty difficult to do. It came out perfect in the end.

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I think your gut instinct was right; a lot of times bridal shops order larger sizes so that when the dress comes in, you have to pay for alterations that you might not have needed if they had ordered the right size in the first place.  Plus it might be a psychological thing too; if the dress is too big when it comes in, the bride will feel better about herself, maybe think she lost more weight than she actually has, and be willing to spend more on alterations (not that she would have much choice about it anyways).  Just my opinion…anyways, luckily your dress looks like it should be relatively simple to alter.  If it had a ton of lace or beading, it would be a nightmare…

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

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Bored6:  what are your measurements now? You can take them yourself and even though they most likely won’t be perfectly accurate, that will give you a much better idea of how it will fit! You have your dress’ measurements, so just compare 

Also, you seem concerned about your weight, but 96lbs is perfectly healthy for your height and your bmi is nowhere near being underweight.

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