Post # 1
I ordered the Maggie Sottero Kendra dress. The store insisted that i get a size 2. My measurements are Bust 31, waist 26 and hips 38. So the Bust would be size 0, the waist 4 and hips like an 8. But they said since the dress is goes out it doesnt matter about the hips. I’m just worried the size 2 would be too small for my hips. What do you think?? Suggestions?
Here is the dress:
SO it does go out but its drop waist so thats why im worried about the hips.
Also, the alterations are a set price of 275. No matter how much or how little i get done. So im not worried about the money issue there but maybe they are trying to save themselves the work?
Post # 3
Why would you get 2? It seems that you need a 4 to fit your waist? The hips shouldn’t matter though, and it does have a corset back, so it should be fine. They’re just trying to save you on alterations.
When you buy normal dresses and they’re not fitted in the hip what size do you get?
Post # 4
I have pretty much the same measurements as you and I got a 4 bc of my hips. BUT my dress is a mermaid so that is probably where the difference lies. If the dress “poofs” out at your waist a bit then you probably wont need something bigger for your hips.
Post # 5
What is the dress? Do you have a picture or the style? If the dress does come away from the body at the waist, then you should be fine with the size that will fit your waist.
Post # 6
I know it might sound cliche, but it’s always better to order a little large and alter than to order a dress that’s too tight. If it’s too tight, the only way it will fix is if you alter yourself rather than the dress, and that’s not something you need to be worrying about in preparing for your big day!
Post # 7
do you like the look of corsets when there’s a lot of ribbon showing, or do you like them better when you almost can’t see the ribbon? if you get the 2, you’ll see a lot of ribbon; with a 4, you’ll see much less. do you have a preference?
Post # 8
Is it a stretch satin fabric? Does it have any give to it? If so, you should be fine, but I agree with the other posts. It is always easier to order bigger, then have it taken in.
Post # 9
I Edited my intial post. Please help! 🙂
Post # 10
Is there any way you can try it on (or a similar one) in various sizes (a 4, a 6, an 8) to see how it fits?
Post # 11
Well I definitely wouldn’t order the 2 if your waist is a 4! As long as it isn’t too fitted through your hips you’d probably be alright just fitting it to your waist (ie a 4) but I’d try to try it on in the various sizes first.
Also, find a good seamstress and take your dress somewhere else for any needed alterations. A $275 flat alterations fee is an absolute ripoff unless you’re getting a TON of work done on the dress.
Post # 12
That’s a gorgeous dress!
It does seem a little weird that they’d order it 3 sizes too small in the hips… it looks like the dress is fairly form-fitting through the hips, but it might flare out before the widest measurement. A couple pp’s mentioned about the waist… a 2 might be fine or even preferred even though you have a 4 waist since it would allow more ribbon to show.
Post # 13
I would go with a least a 4. A bridal shop told my mom size 4 for her MOB dress and she ordered a size 6 because of her hips and it just barely fits. It wouldn’t have if she had let them order the size 4.