Post # 1
I can’t decide what size dress to get. I’ve had two salons tell me different sizes which is definitely confusing. I am a street size 8, and one salon told me to order a Mori Lee dress in a size 12, which would fit my waist (29.5 inches) but be huge on my chest by 2 inches. Another salon recommended me to order a size 10, which I tried on in my dress and it was still big in the bust, but too tight in the waist by about 1.5 inches. I would love to lose 10 pounds, I am an avid runner training for a marathon, but I am afraid that if I order the 10 it won’t fit, and if I order the 12 I’ll need a lot of alteration. Any suggestions!? The picture below is me in my dress in a size 10.
Post # 2
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
12. You will need alterations regardless, and you can take it in from a 12 to a 10 if needed!
Post # 5
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
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 # 7
Yeah I think you are right. I don’t want to worry about it being too tight, it will just be less stressful to order it in the size that fits my largest part. Thanks for your advice!
Ah yes! I forgot about the whole other people trying on thing. I don’t want to worry about there being enough fabric to let out enough. So 12 it is! 🙂
Thanks everyone for your comments! Very appreciated 😀
Post # 8
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
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
I LOVE the glitter on the back of your dress. It is so pretty!