(Closed) unsure of which size to order. …help

posted 4 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
173 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015 - Farm

How much time do you have til your wedding? If you order a 14 and decide it doesn’t fit how you like, do you have time to get it taken in? that’s what I would do.

Post # 3
69 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

If you have a little extra room in the bust area that is causing the excess cleavage I think you should order the 12, have the bust taken in and have cups added for support but not so much that it’s pushing you out out of the dress. I was on the higher end of the majority of the measurements for 12 as well. I also had on my strapless when I originally tried on the sample and it seemed like there was no room for alterations at all. I had my seamstress do all of those things and when I tried it on during my final fitting today it made a big difference and fits perfectly.

Post # 6
334 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

Personally I think that’s a nice amount of cleavage… But it all boils down to personal preference. If you’re not comfortable showing that amount, I would suggest going a size up and having it altered. Beautiful dress, btw. 

Post # 8
119 posts
Blushing bee

Too much cleavage on show

Post # 9
671 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I also think that’s a perfect amount of clevage but you need to be comfortable. For me personally, I would get the dress one size up and alter it, nothing is worse than feeling uncomfortable in clothing and that is one day you want to feel comfortable!

Post # 12
1612 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I’d get the 14 and have it altered. I ordered a bridesmaid dress in the size I tried on at the store a few years ago and it turned out that dress was stretched from people trying it on. The 12 still fit but I had it get it taken out an inch in the hips for comfort.

Post # 13
2610 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI

springbee2015:  I was in a similar situation , the sample I tried on fit me but was a little tight. My measurements were actually in both sizes depending on the measurement. Since the sample dresses tend to be stretched out from so many people trying them on and also because of my bust I went up a size. It gave just a little extra room, when my dress first came in it fit perfectly. I did however then lose 15 lbs before the wedding and had to get it taken in a little bit. I also had cups sewn into the dress. It worked out great, alterations IMO weren’t too expensive considering everything I ended up having done and the little bit of extra fabric made it easy for them to alter to fit me perfectly. Always easier IMO to make a dress a little smaller than to make it larger after it’s ordered.

Post # 14
3725 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

If in doubt, go up a size. It’s easier to take in than to let out. If it’s already a bit tight in a couple of places, go up a size and the seamstress will make it perfect for you!

Post # 15
2510 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Go by the chart NOT the sample (samples are often very stretched out), and if in between sizes on one measurement go up a size.  Dresses can be taken in several sizes, but taking out is a nightmare.  From what you are saying, I’d probably order the 14.  

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