Post # 1
So I just bought my dress today (which I posted with a pic if you want to take a look 😉 ) but I was just curious about one thing. Its getting a “special” cut cause I’m short so they had to take my measurements. from that the lady helping me determined that I needed a size 10 (I usually wear a 4 or 6 but I know bridal runs small). She told me the dress will be too big and will need to be taken in but if I got the 8 it would be too tight around the hips. I’m just looking for some reassurance that this is normal. I think its kind of weird ordering a dress KNOWING it won’t fit. I can call Monday and switch the size if I want but I don’t know. The lady has worked at the bridal store for over 6 years so I feel like she knows what shes doing but I’m still cautious…
Post # 3
Mine was too big in the entire bodice because I am hippy as well. They have to order it to your largest measurement so it will fit you properly. You would rather have it be too big in places than too tight since it’s hard to remedy too tight.
Post # 4
My SIL had to get her dress to fit her hips too. (her largest part) Her dress came out great and she even lost weight before the wedding. What kind of back does it have. Hers was corset so that made a big difference. I was in between sizes and i ordered the smaller size. They can take some off more easily than they can make it bigger.
Post # 5
Yeah… it does feel weird! You just have to trust them though… they’re professionals!
Post # 6
My hips are 100& my largest part so I guess that makes sense. The reason she suggested to get the bigger size is it is a button back (no real give) and she said the same thing, thats its easier to make smaller than bigger. JUST SCARY!
Post # 7
When they took my 3 measurements, I was an 8 in one, 10 another, and 12 on the other. So I ordered a 12. That means it will have to be taken in but that’s what they do. Order to the biggest size so they have room to take it in.
Post # 8
My dress was a zippered back so there was no corset to let out. It will be fine, don’t worry! Just save some money for alterations!
Post # 9
That sounds normal. I normally wear a size 6 and my dress is a size 12. The bust and hip area has to be taken in (apparently my largest part proportionally is my stomach area).
Post # 10
Yep – that is normal, we had to order to fit my bust measurement, because I am about 2 sizes bigger in the bust than anywhere else and I didn’t want the girls to be pushed out of the dress!
Post # 11
I had to order my dress 4 sizes bigger also. It’s here and too big around my bust but fits perfect in other ways. These people are the experts just relax and enjoy your time
Post # 12
thank goodness for wedding bee! You girls are awesome, thank you so much. Its so reassuring to hear from ya’ll!! Now I can find something new to panic about!
Post # 13
I usually have to to buy clothes big to fit my hips & thighs, but then end up hanging in the waist. Hate that!!
My dress was the same way, but I actually did choose to order the smaller size. The only reason I did is because the dress was lace. The lace overlayer wasn’t tight at all (and has some give to it), so she told me that if I had to let it out around my butt & hips, it would probably be just the lining underneath. If it weren’t for that, I definately would have ordered the bigger of the two & had the top taken way in. I’m sure you make the best choice…
My dress just came in a few days ago, so I’m going to try it on in the next couple weeks. If I made a huge mistake by ordering the smaller size, I’ll let you know!
Post # 14
i hate sizes. I HAD to get a size 16 plus because of my damned shoulders. 🙁
I’m normally a size 12 in street clothes.
they had to take in the waist and hips though! all the size 12 “regulars” that I tried on – fit AWESOME in the stomach and hips – but wouldn’t zip up at ALL because I have broad shoulders. in fact – my “bra” (which has like 12 hooks up/down and 6 accross) – the top hook is all the way out to the last one – and the bottom (around my waist) is on the tightest one.
so really – think of it this way – it has NOTHING to do with the number. It’s fabric that has been created with certain measurements and slapped a number on it that truly doesn’t mean anything. NObody is going to ask you what size it is on your wedding day – NOR are they going to stop you and look for the tag to see either. the dress you have on will be fitted to your body and again has NOTHING to truly do with the number on the tag.
it sucks to have to pay for alterations – but that’s what happens to 98% of all wedding dresses. I’ve only heard of maybe 1 or 2 brides who go in and find a dress that fits exactly to their body in every single place.
Good luck and I’m sure you’ll look BEAUTIFUL!