(Closed) Ordering Dress on Monday – What Size Should I Get? (Pics Included)

posted 6 years ago in Dress
  • poll: What size dress should I order?
    12 : (12 votes)
    17 %
    14 : (42 votes)
    58 %
    Basket of kittens, please! : (18 votes)
    25 %
  • Post # 3
    12973 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    it’s a whole lot easier to take in a dress than it is to make it bigger, and even then, a lot of times you can’t.  I say go for the larger size and have it taken it

    Post # 4
    5428 posts
    Bee Keeper

    You can’t guarantee you’ll lose the weight… But you do have 9 months almost… you never know, but do you want to take that chance knowing you can’t change the size?

    Post # 5
    515 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    The 12 is obviously a bit too small for you. You can tell by the way it’s bunching up across your midsection and hips. Did you try sitting down in it? I had the same problem with the sample I tried on (in a very similar style to yours, actually), so I ordered one size bigger and I’m glad I did because it gave the seamstress a lot more to work with. However, you should ask how much room there is in the seams to let out and how much you will need to let out (assume that you won’t lose any weight at all- pessimistic, I know, but it does sometimes happen that way). Then ask if you ordered the bigger size, will it need to be taken in at the bust. If they have to do significant alterations to the bust in order to make it fit you and be supportive, that will cost a lot of money and may not be worth it to you. Right now, it looks like the bust fits you pretty well and if you go a size up, it will probably be too big, but whether it’s just a little big or a lot big is hard to guess.

    Post # 6
    703 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    just wanted to say.. your dress is GORGEOUS!!

    Post # 9
    1026 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I would order the bigger size.  The dress you tried on in the store has been tried on by all shapes and sizes, and stretched out more and more.  If you were to put on a new out of the factory size 12 in the same dress, it would be a lot tighter/smaller.  The lady at the store probably recommended the 14 based on their sizing chart, and I would go with that. 

    P.S It is a gorgeous dress!

    Post # 10
    1141 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I voted for the larger because I know how much stress eating was involved in wedding planning ugh!

    Post # 11
    125 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    You look gorgeous, so why lose weight?  That said, if you really want the 12 and haven’t lost weight when it gets closer to your wedding (not right before), do a juice feast.  I guarantee that weight will come off.

    Post # 12
    78 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    First of all, your dress is absolutely gorgeous!  And you look stunning in it 🙂  I would hate to see you put pressure on yourself to make sure you’re at the ‘perfect weight’ for the 12.  If I were you, I would order the 14 and have it taken in.  The 12 you’re trying on (sample gown) is probably a little stretched out from others trying it on.  At the end of the day, you want to be comfortable and feel great in your dress!

    Post # 13
    570 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    Gorgeous!!! I’d also suggest just getting the 14. You want to lose weight because you WANT to, not because you HAVE to!!

    Post # 14
    212 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I just wanted to say I agree with everyone who says to order the 14 and that your dress is beautiful and I love the sash in the second pic 🙂

    Post # 15
    7904 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

    I know you have probably ordered already, but I am in the size-14 camp. You will most likely have to get alterations anyway. It’s rare a bride doesn’t and often when a bride on here shows a picture of her dress (on her) that she says she doesn’t need alterations on, I disagree and keep my mouth shut. A wedding dress should fit like a glove. Whether they take the dress in just a tiny, tiny bit or a whole size, the cost is usually the same. It’s not about how much fabric they cut out but how many seams they have to open up, and that number won’t change unless your dress is ridiculously too big, which it won’t be unless you lose like 40 lbs.

    Post # 16
    65 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    The dress is beautiful! I would say order the larger size because even if you do lose weight, you don’t know “where” you’re going to lose it…..so when you say if you buy the 14 and lose weight, you don’t want to have to have it altered to a 12…what I’m trying to say is that even if you lose weight and buy the 12, you might still need alterations…and if you buy the 14 and lose weight, I would be willing to bet it still wouldn’t be altered to the exact measurements of the 12. Does that make sense?

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