Post # 1
So I just ordered my dress a few days ago and I’m worried about the size.
The sample dress is a size 12 and they had to clip it to make it tighter… they ordered me a 10 (I guess I have wide shoulders and back), and I know that the sizes in dresses are typically higher than regular dresses… but ack… I just can’t imagine I’m a size 10…
IS MY DRESS GOING TO BE TOO BIG?!?!
Post # 3
Did you look at the measurements for a size 8 and 10? Depending on the shape of your dress, certain measurements are more important than others. I think it’s easier for a dress to be taken in than let out.
Post # 4
Wedding dress sizes are usually never close to street sizes. I’ve known girls who were a size 4 have to order a size 10 wedding dress b/c of the size differences and what their measurements are. Not to mention, they are going to alter the size down to what you are – the way the dress comes in will not fit you perfectly.
Post # 5
They had me measured fairly quickly… and so I didn’t look at the list…
I know they will have to alter (I have no boobs so… hahahah) I just panicked a bit because I just don’t want this non-refundable dress to be too big!
Post # 6
The good part about it being too big is you can always take it in. I’m a street size 4 & I ordered the Jenna in a 6. Look up the Maggie Sottero dress size chart & measure yourself. It’s not like it will do any good, but it might put your mind at ease!
Post # 7
It may be too big (especially in the boobs), but it’s hella easier to alter a too big dress than a too small dress. I had this very fear and tried to talk them in to the smaller dress…they won, saying the the dress should fit my largest part and I’m really really glad they won. The top of my dress IS too big, but the seamstress said she can alter it no problem. The hips (stupid pear shape) fit perfectly, so no part of the dress will have to be let out.
Post # 8
I am sure that they ordered the right one. I am a dress size 2 and I had to order my gown to be a size 6. It is big in the bust and waist, but just fits over my rib cage. The seamstress and consultant had a long conversation trying to pick a size. Could you call the store and see if they have any samples in the 8 or 10 that are a similar style? it may help you feel better about the size. Its alway better for it to be a bit big than to tight, personally.