(Closed) sizing help please – I know nothing about alterations.

posted 6 years ago in Dress
  • poll: which size should she get?
    size 10 : (0 votes)
    size 12 : (20 votes)
    100 %
  • Post # 3
    3471 posts
    Sugar bee
    • 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
    733 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    where would you get the material to make the hips bigger?

    Post # 5
    2295 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    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
    55 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Get the 12!  If she has a big meal while wearing the 10 – POP – there goes the seams.  Nobody wants that.

    Post # 7
    3697 posts
    Sugar bee

    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
    883 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    go bigger, as other’s said it’s easier to take something in than it is to let something out.


    Post # 9
    6221 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

    definitely the 12- it shouldn’t be too bad to take it in

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