(Closed) NEED HELP!! Which dress size?

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
488 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

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
375 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

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
1498 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

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
3253 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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
4137 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

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
11 posts
  • Wedding: August 2011

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 # 10
3521 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

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
13095 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

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
2392 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

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
97 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

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.

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