(Closed) Unsure about measurments.

posted 6 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
13014 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Isn’t there a size chart that you can compare her measurements to?

Post # 5
3697 posts
Sugar bee

More so than the fabric, what matters is the cut of the dress and where it’s most fitted. If this dress has a fitted waist but a flared skirt, you don’t really need to worry about her hip measurement, but her bust and waist measurement will be more important. With an Empire-style dress, the bust is really the only measurement that matters. For a slinkier-cut dress, all three measurements will be a factor. Clingy fabric makes a little bit of difference, but the biggest factor is the cut.

Post # 6
65 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

She will need to order bigger.  My sister, who is normally US size 14 as well, ordered D500 and they moved her up to a 18W.  Her issues were similar, flared skirt so hips didn’t matter and smaller chest, just a little bit of a tummy.  I can tell you that a 36″ waist is within the measurements for 18W size.  I only have her measurement not the range from Dessy, but it’s like a 2″-3″ range.

Peau de soie isn’t a fabric that has much stretch to it and the waist on your dress looks like a natural waist with a tight fitting to the neck top, so I would err on the side of caution and go bigger.  

Hope this helps a little.

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