Ugh I'm an idiot…

posted 2 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
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1690 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

The dress in the photo isn’t too big for you.. in fact, it’s too tight around the hips. I actually think you’ll be just fine.

Post # 3
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493 posts
Helper bee

Put it on and post a picture! 🙂 

Post # 6
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450 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

thelibrarylady :  This, exactly. I would argue the 12 is actually a size too small; yes, it needs to be taken in a smidge along one or two seams on the top (or have some padding added in the bust area), but OP do you see the way the fabric is rippling around your hips/tush? That means it’s actually too small. In fact, I’d be worried you might rip it in the back if you do a lot of standing up and sitting down on your wedding day. The 16 will be fine!

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee

You are not an idiot, you got duped.  They misrepresented the item.  Is there a way you can file a complaint and return it?  Two sizes is a big difference and you may not be happy with the alterations.  On the other hand, you did save a lot of money and I would be eager to make it work. You can take the dress to a seemstress and see what they say. 

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

Lokie85 :  Isn’t a US12 a UK16? That was my first thought; it’s not a misrepresentation but a bad international translation.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee

Not necessarily.  Sizing is arbitrary and does not always match up so easily from designer to designer.  When Trying on dresses my size ranged between a 10 and 16 depending on the designer. 

It is misleading because in wedding dresses you should go by the designers sizing and measurements.  It doesnt matter if you are in the US or UK if the designer has the dress sized at a 16 it is misleading to say it is a 12. A pronovias dress size 16 should be listed as “Label size 16” “Street size 12” at best, but 16 IS the size of the dress.  

 It would be like selling a shirt from a misses desinger as Large because you wear a Large in your favorite juniors brand but the label clearly says Small.  Someone looking for that misses brand, that knows that particular brands sizing will inadvertantly purchase a shirt that is too small.  

It could be an honest mistake, but OP should be able to get her money back if she wanted to because the item was mis-represented.  

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

I’m no seamstress, but it does look like the 12 is too small. If the dress came from a different country, it sounds like it could be a mixup with international sizing which works in your favour! Making the 16 not so big that it can’t be taken in. They say all the time on here that it’s much easier to take in than take out. Bring it to a seamstress to have a look, but you should be fine. Considering you got such a deal, I would exhaust all alterations options before getting a new dress.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

Dress shops usually have you buy the dress to fit your biggest part, so they’re used to having to take in the top many sizes because you have a big butt (or vice versa in my case). I don’t think they’ll have much trouble taking in a 16 to fit a 12. I think it will look beautiful!

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

I would contact a seamstress and ask for their professional advice before deciding what to do.  It certainly doesn’t look HUGE on you, and the dress doesn’t seem so complex that alterations would be a nightmare… you may be pleasantly surprised! 

Post # 14
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

I can’t tell from your photos but if the side seams don’t have much lace detailing over them, it should be pretty easy for a seamstress to take in! Beautiful dress by the way!

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