(Closed) Ugh my Measurements are so Weird

posted 6 years ago in Full Figured
Post # 3
Member
1664 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I had a similar problem, except my stomach was the biggest size, followed by chest, then hips.  They recommended that I go with the largest size and have it altered.  Most people aren’t perfectly proportional anyway… but yeah, it made me feel a little like a freak of nature.

Post # 4
Member
286 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Don’t worry about it. They just order you the largest size and alter.

I’m a street size 16. They ordered me a size 24 dress and they are taking in the waist to a dress size 18 and making the bust even larger for my giant ta-tas. Don’t freak. Your measurements aren’t that strange.

Don’t you wish we could have ALL our clothes altered like this?

Post # 5
Member
429 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

My measurement are 34-27-42 so I know your pain! My top is a size 6ish and my bottom is a size 10 (huge bum haha), I had to get my dress taken in a lot at the top because it was so loose! Youll look great, with all the alterations your dress will fit like a dream. Post some pics, Im sure youre a lot harder on yourself, I bet you look great!

Post # 6
Member
11234 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Don’t get me started on wedding dress sizing. I am horrified at how small they make dresses with weird measurements to boot, so not only are you buying at least a size or 2 bigger than your street size, but if you have measurements that differ greatly from the designer’s idea of whatever that size is, you have to buy an even bigger dress. I know the number doesn’t matter, but it’s the principle!

Post # 7
Member
1544 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

YEP!!

Well i had this problem with bridesmaids gowns and expect to with wedding. My mid section was say a 8 my hips were like between an 8 and a 10 according to the size chart and my chest was like a 4. I ordered an 8 but a six would have been fine. The chest had to be taken in no matter what – darn tiny boobs! I’m mallshapen anyway…

I have a long torso so the “hip area” is about 4 inches lower on me then in every dress. So I look at like mermaid styles and i think – ok well thats like almost to the knees on the model so that should come to right below my butt. LoL. Hello alterations! lol

Post # 8
Hostess
11167 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

One word….corset.  With such a variance in your meaurements of course you would have to order a size to fit the largest portion of you so a corset dress will not only flatter your body but will alleviate those expensive alterations costs that you will likely face.

I am a 12 on top and 14 on the bottom and ordered a 14 with a corset. It fit me like a glove despite the difference and I didn’t have to have any alterations done.

 

Post # 10
Member
429 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

I agree a corset is a great idea. Unfortunately I had my mind set on a button back and Im stubborn haha that was the one thing I wasnt willing to compromise, but if a corset is something you want they fit like a dream!

Post # 11
Member
462 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I’m round. I have skinny legs, small hippos and butt, but my midsection is big and round. finding clothes to fit is hard, because I have no hips and butt to hold them up. but I got lucky on a.dress, I went with an A-line. It flares at the hiPS, and gives the optical illusion of a waist.

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