(Closed) What size dress to get!?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
1619 posts
Bumble bee

You should order a dress that fits the largest part of you.  So if that is your waist then you should order the size dress that fits your waist.  You should also order the dress in the size that you are now, not the size you are hoping to be.  Because lets face it, wanting to lose 10 pounds and actually losing it are two very different things.

I am not a fan that a salon told you to order a dress that doesn’t actually fit you.  The sample dresses you try on are stretched out so a new dress in a size 10 could be even smaller then what you tried on.

Also, IMO it is much better to have to take a dress in then have to worry about if you have enough room in the seams to let it out.

Post # 4
1786 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

12. You will need alterations regardless, and you can take it in from a 12 to a 10 if needed! 

Post # 5
7973 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

different manufactures may have different measurements for size.  and street size does not equal bridal size.  i am a street size 0, but my wedding dress was a 10, it needed to be taken in a tiny bit and waist and bust but was a good fit.

so pick the dress YOU want, then the salon should measure you and pick the best dress size based on those measurements.


Post # 6
3791 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

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Orange89:  I would go with the 12, as that will be easier to take in, in the areas that it needs it the most.

I am also a street size 8, and ordered a 10 in the dseigner of my dress (Jasmine Bridal). Once I got it, it was definitely tighter in the hips than the sample (due to trying on), and that was the only place that needed to be altered (and then the upper adjusted as a result). We made sure that ordering the same size would allow for the adjustment by checking the amount of fabric that was underneath that would be used… which the salon was very helpful with.

Post # 8
691 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I agree, get the 12. If you tried on a 10 and it was tight on the waist, then don’t order the 10. I know you want to lose 10 pounds, but judging by that picture you posted, it’ll be mighty hard because you already look so slender (I don’t know why you’d want to lose 10 pounds, lady ;p).

Post # 9
1617 posts
Bumble bee

I’m a street size 6/8 but ordered a 12 due to hip measurements. I had to have the bodice and waist taken in quite a bit but the seamstress said it was quite normal and the final product was great.

Post # 10
1978 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

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Orange89:  I LOVE the glitter on the back of your dress. It is so pretty!

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