- 9 years ago
- Wedding: April 2010
First things first – I’ve chosen my dress!!!
I’ll be ordering Allure 2252 from NetBrides but have a question about the size. I asked the rep at NetBrides but am not totally sold on his response, so I’m hoping some Allure bees can help.
According to the size chart I’m an 8. When I talked to a seamstress about converting a zipper to a corset in general, she said to order a dress a size smaller BUT since Allure will be doing the converting themselves I’m not sure if they’ll send me a lace-up back with the same measurements as what their size 8 should be or if they’ll take a zipper size 8 and add a corset, effectively making my dress a 10 (which I’ll have to pay to get made smaller again).
The Netbrides response was: The dimensions of the dress aren’t going to change with a lace up back, the lace up just gives you some flexibility- with a zipper it has to zip, with the lacing you can have it a little wider or narrower. If you want to order a size smaller than you measure, then the lacing will be wider in the back and if there’s a modesty panel you may have to adjust it in some way or it could be too small. It is totally up to you if you want to order a different size because of the lace up back- that is a personal preference.
To me that sounds like a stock answer, not an I-asked-Allure-and-they-said answer. If we’re just talking converting lace-up to corset, a seamstress already gave me conflicting information. What’s a girl to do???
Have any other Allure brides had their zipper changed to a corset? How did you handle size ordering? I need to place this order by tomorrow morning, so I appreciate any insight!!