Post # 1
I am considering ordering a reasonably priced dress from David’s Bridal online. I noticed that there’s a lot of difference in the size charts for different dresses.. some that are even in the same line. It’s quite confusing. I heard many wedding dresses run smaller, but according to some reviews, some even run larger. Argh! My size also varies from store to store in “street” clothes.
I got measured by a tailor recently… is it wise to rely on the size chart or can it be way off?
Any tips/warnings would be helpful.
Post # 3
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 # 4
@HappyInLove11: Yeah, I see the outlet doesn’t take returns but look like their normal site does. Ugh, this is tough lol.
Post # 6
@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
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
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.