Post # 1
My bridesmaid doesn’t know which dress to order. The shop did her measurements and she is in between two sizes. (it is chiffon with tulle overlay)
If she gets the size 10, the dress will be too tight in the hips. Fine everywhere else.
If she gets the 12, it will be too big in the bust. Fine everywhere else.
She wants to go with whatever is cheapest to alter. Neither one of us know anything about alterations. I secretly hope she goes with the 12 because the dress does not look good bunched up (i tried on one that was too small for me).
Post # 3
- Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA
It’s always cheaper/easier to remove fabric than it is to add it. Definitely go for the larger size and cut it down– upsizing a dress is much more time intesive and difficult.
Post # 4
where would you get the material to make the hips bigger?
Post # 5
You always go with the larger size and alter down, so she should get the 12. This is a no-brainer, the store should make this an easy choice for her – “Here is the size you should order.”
Too small on the hips is NOT a good look!
Post # 6
Get the 12! If she has a big meal while wearing the 10 – POP – there goes the seams. Nobody wants that.
Post # 7
Yup. It’s really common, actually, to be a different size on top than on bottom. Rule of thumb is to go with the larger size – although it depends a little bit, too, on the cut of the dress.
If you were getting a dress that was fitted on the top and had a full skirt, then it would make sense to order the 10 (because the hips wouldn’t matter). From what you describe, though, it sounds like the dress is fairly fitted all the way through? (Or is the store just talking about straight-up measurements? Has your bridesmaid tried on the actual dress?)
If the dress is fitted through the hips, definitely go with the 12 and take in the bust.
Post # 8
go bigger, as other’s said it’s easier to take something in than it is to let something out.
Post # 9
- Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House
definitely the 12- it shouldn’t be too bad to take it in