(Closed) Wear corset/shaper to be measured to order dress? And will this one work?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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2058 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

IMO I wouldn’t take your measurements with the bustier on. Its better for the dress to be a little bigger vs the dress being too small Wink

Post # 5
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Helper bee

I love that dress.  I’ve been eying it, too, because the boy loves lace. I figure my wedding dress may be the only dress I’ll ever find with lace on it that doesn’t look  like a grandma dress or something from the 80s.

 

Please post about your ordering experience with the company when you make the order.  I’d love to hear a real person review.

 

Oh, and I don’t know about the shapewear because I’ve never been measured for a dress before.

Post # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I think it’s too risky to order a size that’s a little too snug. There’s a lot of time between now and the wedding. Even gaining a couple of pounds would render the dress unwearable. Order up, and then wait till 6 weeks before to get alterations. You may be surprised how your shape changes!

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Get measured without it.  If your undergarments don’t work with your dress when it arrives, you’re screwed.  It needs to fit at your biggest point, everything else can be taken in.  Take it from someone who has a dress that’s a little small, the pressure of dieting is no fun!

Post # 9
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Helper bee

@MsInterpret:  I’m not even officially engaged yet (but I expect it in the next week), so alas, I haven’t even looked at anything except online dreaming.  I’m just loving it.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I am having the same dilema girl check out my small boob post!

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Even if it’s a little snug you still have time to lose some weight if you need to.  I vote for buying the smaller size so that you have less potential alterations.  A half inch is not very much to lose either through diet/exercise or an undergarment. 

Post # 13
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493 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

When I bought my dress it was about a size too small for me.  People tried to talk me out of it saying “it’s not guaranteed you’re going to lose weight”.  Now my dress is HUGE on me and I have to have it taken in.  I can’t imagine if I went with a size bigger.  My alterations would have been even worse than they already are.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

As someone who ordered on the small side and now has to worry, I would say avoid the stress of hoping your dress will fit/exercising like crazy for the next year.

 That dress looks like it has the potential to show every bump, so even with shapewear you might want a little extra space.  As others said, what if the shapewear you’ve chosen doesn’t work out? Also, sometimes shapewear SHAPES things nicely, but you also have to consider the extra space inside the dress that bustier might take up.

 

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Why don’t you order the shapewear, and then measure yourself with and without it, and see what difference it makes? It might be unexpected ie your waist gets smaller, but your hips get bigger. Maybe compare the effect it has on dresses you own already, see how much of a difference there is with and without it. 

Also, consider which measurement the extra 1/2inch is on…for me, I lose weight very easily from my hips and bust, but my waist and ribcage are resolutely large. So I personally wouldn’t worry if my hip measurement was off, but if it was my waist, I’d go for the bigger size. 

Is the extra 1/2 inch in an “easy” spot, or a “hard” spot, in terms of your figure?

Post # 16
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Blushing bee

@WhiteRoseRed: totally true!  i discovered at my first fitting yesterday that while my longline bra smooths things out nicely, it also adds a bit to my measurements because the dress is definitely looser without the undergarment than with. 

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