(Closed) Ordering a dress online – how accurate are size charts?

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
206 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Ordering online is extremely hard when it comes to dresses.  Can you get to a DB store to try on? If you are between sizes or think you may be close to another size, def go up since you can have it taken in.

I just got my dress from DB last night and it fit true to size.  I was concerned since I heard they all run small.  I still have to take mine in and it is my street size.

If you order online from DB you can always return and get a different size.  I think they have a 3 week return policy.

Post # 6
84 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@canarydiamond:  agreed my suggestion is you need to try and get to a store… Mine was 2 sizes up for my W dress, one seize up for my Bridesmaid or Best Man dress for my cousins wedding and her dress was the same size…. go figure.

Post # 7
2500 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Try it on.   I’m a size 6 in street clothes, and was an 8 in most gowns I tried on at David’s Bridal.  I ended up getting my dress elsewhere and had to order a size 10 to accommodate my pear shape in a slim silhouette  The overlay on my dress can’t be taken out at all as a last resort, so better to be safe than through out a ton of money and not have a dress  

Post # 8
598 posts
Busy bee

Get professionally measured at a David’s Bridal, then the sizing chart should be accurate. I measured myself, and the store I went to measured at different points of my body, making it a different size completely that I ordered than I thought I would.

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