Post # 1
hi! i am thinking about ordering a dress online and getting it tailored by the seamstress i use but im having a very hard time figuring out what size dress to order?!
average clothes not including room for my tatas is anywhere from a 0-3 in number sizes and my measurements are:
ribcage/ underbust- 26″-27″
top of hip- 32″
shoulder-floor- 55″ (57″-59″ with heels)
any help along the way would be fantastic!!
Post # 3
I would seriously consider getting the dress made from your measurments (a lot of online places do this) rather than having the seamstress hack it to bits.
Before I fell pregnant I had the same issues: A size Aus 10 waist and size Aus 14 bust, so I could never order anything pre-made online.
What site will you be ordering it from? Most places that do online dresses make them to your measurements anyhow.
Post # 4
most online places that sell dresses will usually make the specifically to your measurements, so you dont need to know a certain size.
but if they don’t, look at their size chart. since your bust is proportionally the biggest, go with the size that matches your bust. the waist and hips will be too big, but that you can have altered.
one more thing. your bra size goes by your ribcage under your breasts…this has nothing to do really with your bust measurement, which is around your breasts themselves…(the 38″ measurement.) so stick with that
Post # 5
i havent picked a place yet but i was thinking about mylady dresses… i was thinking i may have to get it special order…$$ :(…
do you have any good sites in mind? i do like the maggie sottero dropped waist looks very much 🙂
Post # 6
thanks! i never really know what size bra i take always the wrong fit either way lol
Post # 7
From the looks of it, MyLady does custom sizing anyhow. It says that they handmake all their dresses so I think they would eb perfect.
Post # 8
I am also chesty and had to have my dress custom made. I would have needed a size 22-24 on top, a size 10 for my waist and a size 8 for my hips. A wonderful local dressmaker made it for me at a price pretty much the same as a store bought dress plus alterations, but I was expecting to spend about 2k since I knew i’d be hard to fit. Having one made means you get exactly what you want and it fits perfectly 🙂
Post # 9
1. Get custom measurements and a custom dress…
2. I sure wish I had your “problem”… 🙁
Post # 10
I didnt go the online route but our measurements are proportional to each other. Im a street 2 in dresses and my gown was ordered in an 8. Definetely go big vs small/snug
Post # 11
I have the same problem. I ended up ordered a Maggie Sottero dress in a size 10, and then I had them take in approximately nine inches around both the waist and hips. Depending on the dress you get, such alterations might not be such a big deal.
Post # 12
If you order a dress that does not custom size, get the size that fits your largest measurement (in this case, your bust) and have a seamstress take in the extra. That’s really the way to do it.
My brother’s fiancee and a good friend are both getting married in the next year and they both had this issue too. Both are very, very chesty, but tiny and short.