(Closed) Size 8 dress to fit a street size 2??

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

That is a beautiful gown.

Unfortunately, the way that dress is made, you may lose some of the detail when it gets altered. I highly suggest contacting a few seamstresses to see what they will be able to do. I don’t think that it will be that difficult to alter it down, but it will be hard to keep the detail; depending on how it can be altered.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Don’t worry, with any luck it will fit or need minimal alterations. I’m a street size 4-6, and I’m a 10 in bridal size!

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I was a street size 2 and bridal 4 so prob wont have to be altered too much

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I think it depends on the brand and how they size things.  Did the website have the measurements of the dress?  That should give you an idea of how it runs.  I am a street 4 and for a lot of bridal brands that’s an 8 which means that in those brands, you’re really only taking in one size which shouldn’t do too much to restructure the dress.  There are some brands that run at or bigger than street size in which case that 8 is an 8 or 10 and you’d have a lot more trouble taking it in. 

It is a gorgeous looking dress!

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

My dress is a 10P but I wear 4-6 in clothes.  I guess it just depends on the design/make of the dress.  Good luck!

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I wear a 2 in street clothes and my Pronovias was ordered as an 8.  It really depends on the designer I think. 

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper

Gorgeous dress! Best of luck

Post # 13
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Worker bee

Daughter is 4-6 in street dresses and they ordered her an 8 in Essense of Australia. Oh and the wedding has since been cancelled. Know anyone who would like to purchase a never worn, off white, D1104 gown???

Find an amazing seamstress so you have no regrets. Best of luck!

 

ps The dress is GORGEOUS!

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I think you are fine. For demetrios, I barely squeezed into the samples (size 10)…and I’m a size 8 in maggie sottero, and size 4-6 in street clothes

Post # 15
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Honey bee

Street sizes are called vanity sizes in the fashion/seamstress world. Therefore what your street size is is completely different from your “real” size, and thus was invented decades ago to make women feel like they were smaller than they actually were.

Also, no two dress designers, be it formal or casual clothing, will use the same sizes. So a size 8 by one designer may be too big or too small when made by another designer. That is why you have to try on everything and use your measurements to determine your size instead of your everyday clothing.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Shop around for a seamstress that you like and trust, and it will be ok! I bought my dress of the rack on sale, and it was 4 sizes too big for me. I had it altered and it looks great!

It looks to me like the detail is stitched on top of the satin. See if they can take off the detail, do the alterations, and then set the detail back in place. That should be doable, and you won’t lose anything at all, except extra satin!

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