(Closed) Running of the Brides tomorrow! size help!

posted 11 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
4383 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

What’s your typical dress size? I usually wear a size 8 dress off the rack and my wedding dress is a 12.

Post # 4
3670 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I don’t want to give you too definitive of an answer because designer’s sizes and even styles vary so much in what size you’ll need.  I would check some websites from designers to look at size charts and try to come up with an average size to look for(maybe even go a size up so it can just be altered down instead of risking getting something too small?).  I got a size 10 Maggie Sottero dress. When I tried on the sample size 12 it was about an inch or two too big in the bust and I’m a 34C if that helps a little? (I wear a size 8-10 pants so you’d probably have to get the bottom altered a bit)

Post # 6
4383 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

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@AlLin: Personally, I would probably look at size 10, so that you know it’ll fit in the bust. Better it be too big than too small in my opinion! I like the suggestion above though, take your measurements and compare them to some size charts on different designer’s websites. That should help a lot!

Post # 7
10354 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

So, you’re going to have to size up to the largest part of you, since it is a dress and not separates, which sounds like it is probably your chest. I would look at several designer’s online size charts to see what they say. Buy a cheap tape measure, and measure bust, waist, hips. I’d print out the size charts for each designer so you have it on hand – it may save you time when you are bartering for dresses if you can quickly look up what you are in each designer!

Post # 8
310 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Does anyone know what kind of designers they carry during the sale?

Post # 9
53 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’ll be going to the Running of the Brides too! And it’ll be my first time trying dresses on. Good luck 🙂

Post # 10
610 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

This may sound crazy, but it may help tomorrow.  Go buy some of those crayola markers that only write on a special paper, and take a stack of that paper with you.  If you find a dress that doesn’t fit, or you don’t like it, write down the dress info, and what you would like to trade for.


Have:  Maggie Sottero, Alexis, Size 12

Need:  Monique Lhuillier, Kelsey Size 10 or 12 (or just Any Dress, Size 10 or 12)

Use the dresses you have as bargaining chips to get what you want.  I’ve heard this technique has been used with great success at the Running of the Brides.


By The Way, I wasn’t making a suggestion on sizes.  I am not sure on that.  Numbers where just used as example.

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