(Closed) Ordering online – what size should I order?

posted 4 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

You order to accommodate the measurement that requires the largest size.

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

@CARA1978:  Also, I’d really go try on some dresses in person. Shapes that don’t normally flatter might in bridal and vice versa. You really can’t know what will look good on you until you try something on. I’d hate for you to spend hundreds or thousands and a non-returnable dress that is beautiful, but just not beautiful on you!

Post # 5
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Buzzing Beekeeper

@CARA1978:  My understanding is that bridal sizes are waaaaaay higher than street sizes (like a lot more than 1 to 2 sizes). I also don’t want to dress shop, so I feel your pain. I do all my shopping alone because I hate trying on clothes :- For a wedding dress though, I may just suck it up because it is something you really need to see and compare (at least I think).

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

Ditto on ordering according to your largest measurement.  David’s Bridal should have measurement charts on their website.  If you want to go the Dressilyme route, it might be worth it to pay for their custom sizing (I think it’s a $15 fee?).  It won’t be a perfect fit, but that should make it easier to tailor later on.

If there’s a David’s Bridal in your area, I think it might be worth it to go there with a buddy on a weekday.  Dresses that I LOVED online made me look frumpy as hell LOL.  Most DBs are not the greatest, but I lucked out and got awesome service.  It really depends on when you go and who your consultant is.  Plus your buddy could help you into dresses if your consultant goes poof.

 

Post # 7
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472 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@CARA1978:  Whatever street dress size you are, you will mostly likely be three dress sizes higher in wedding gowns (occasionally two sizes).

I am an hourglass myself, (without a bubble rear) and I was three dress sizes higher.

An even better way to go about it is to take measurements of yourself and compare those to the dress sizes on David’s Bridal. I would be surprised if they didn’t have a size chart. They have a live chat feature on the site, so they could point you to that resource.

I look best in A-line and ballgowns. You might too.

Post # 9
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307 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

@CARA1978:  

You could definitely try on bridesmaid dresses by yourself.  Not as much fluff.  🙂

I’m probably going to buy cheap and then see if I can sell it after.  I’d rather afford better food to be honest haha!

Post # 13
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Buzzing Beekeeper

@CARA1978:  So does that mean wedding dress sizes are our TRUE sizes? :S EEP!

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