(Closed) Sizing Help!

posted 6 years ago in Dress
  • poll: What size should I order?

    size 6

    size 8

    size 10

    size 12

  • Post # 2
    1392 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2016

    What did the shop recommend? Surely you’re not the first person to ask this or similar.

    Post # 3
    59 posts
    Worker bee

    God that sizing is all over the place. Bust size don’t worry about too much because all you need is padding, waist and hips are the most important, I opted for size 8 you can get a cheap tummy slimming thing to fit properly. The size 10 would give you 4 inches of extra bust which is not reasonable. The smaller size can be worked with.

    Post # 6
    1308 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2016 - St. John\'s Lutheran Church

    Alls I’m saying is that chart makes no sense and is possibly for robots. I am a street size 6 and that chart would make me a size 14 by virtue of my hips, haha. But I feel like maybe go for the size 6, and have both the waist and the chest altered 2″, rather than needing to alter one of them by 4″.

    Post # 7
    1392 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2016

    Ah, I see. Did you look at the seams when you were there? Some couture dresses have very little fabric to let out, so I would just be sure about ordering the waist down too much. Probably go with the 8 if you think it can be let out.

    Post # 8
    848 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2015

    I am a street size 4 and was measured at an 8 in bust and 10 in waist.  I went with the bigger size and the top was pretty large – it had to be taken in and then we ended up having to add fabric in the front because of the amount that was taken in.  Luckily, it’s all ok now.  It’s tough too because the 10 is snug on my hips and I could not have gotten away with a smaller size.

    Because it’s a ballgown, I’d go with the 8.  Bringing in the top has been harder than expected (mine is also backless).

    Post # 9
    443 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2016 - Long Island, NY

    For my dress, the sample I tried on was a 12, and it felt big everywhere.. but according to my measurements, I went with the 12. They said it is probably due to the dress being tried on so much, it has stretched a bit.. but since my dress will be brand new and never before worn (except for fittings and such), it’ll fit much better.

    My bust was a 10, my waist was an 8, and my hips were borderline 10-12… they said they would have no trouble bringing the waist in that much. 

    I hope that helps 🙂

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