(Closed) What size to buy?

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!

Stick to the 8. It’s much easier to take in than to let out, if for some reason it didn’t work. 🙂

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I agree. Don’t take the chance. Even the six will likely need some sort of alteration so I’m not sure it will save you that much money.

I have a dress that I almost fit into and its just killing me. Everything fits but the bust. I think I’m within 2 or 3 pounds, but if I get bloated or something it will be such a bummer — I will have no wiggle room. Luckily its a reception dress, not the one I’m wearing for the ceremony, but its my favorite. Still, right now my whole life is revolving around that dress. I can’t tell you how much I would be freaked out if it was my only dress. The wedding is in just over 6 weeks and we go to NYC next weekend and I’m so paranoid about putting on weight because I love food!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I agree – just get the size 8 🙂 It probably won’t cost that much to take the dress in a size and you don’t want to stress about not fitting into your gown perfectly before your wedding. Plus, sometimes I lose weight in different areas (arms, etc.) which may not necessarily bring you down a dress size even though you lost weight ya know?

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I agree with everyone else.  When in doubt, order what fits.  And it’s ALWAYS easier to take in, than to let out…

I know that you feel confident that you’ll lose the way, but so often life gets in the way…I wouldn’t chance it on my dream dress.  Now, a $20 dress at Target?  Maybe.

Post # 7
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

8!!!! there is a lot of weight to be lost to drop down a full DRESS size. wedding dresses are sized all wacky anyways. It can be tucked in sooooo much easier. Since you’re wearing a dress size 8, I doubt you have a lot of weight to lose in the first place so dont risk it!

Post # 8
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524 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

Since you’re not until September, could you afford to wait a few months to purchase it?  Then you could see whether you both dropped the few pounds and kept it off for a little while.

Depending on the fabric of your dress it could be a disaster to let out, though, and it IS better safe than sorry.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

If it is a corset back you could probably get away with a 6, but if it is not then I would get the 8.  I fit a 6 and got a corset back so we ordered a 4 and it fits great.  And allows me a little wiggle room if i gain or drop in weight…

Post # 11
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937 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Buy the size you are, not the size you hope to be. If you do happen to lose weight later, they can always take it in.

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

order the 8!! don’t take the chance, you don’t want that stress on top of all the other planning stress!

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Stick to the 8!  Like others said, you would have to lose probably 15 pounds to get into a smaller size.  Better safe than sorry!

Post # 14
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Sugar bee

Personally, I’d ask to see the sizing chart to determine exactly how much you’d have to lose in terms of inches to fit into the 6 before ordering. 

I knew I was planning to lose weight when I ordered my dress, but I ordered the larger size because I was worried about having to let it out.  However, when my dress came, it was over 2 sizes too big for me and alterations were a nightmare.  I lost around 15-20 pounds, but lost several inches from my waist/hips/thighs.  I really didn’t anticipate losing weight where I did (the bust), so even though I knew the dress would be big, I had no idea it would be that big.  The seamstress had a lot of trouble and as a result, I never liked how the dress fit.  If I had just ordered the smaller size from the begining, it probably would have fit without alterations at all!

So, I would say, look at the sizing charts for that manufacturer and get real with yourself.  Do your measurements now and look at the measurements for the smaller size.  If you honestly think you will lose the weight and it’s a do-able amount of inches, I say go for the 6.  Only you know for sure if you will do it, but it might be worth it in the end.

Post # 15
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908 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I agree with Jessie16, be sure to see the sizing chart when you order!  If you really are an 8, get the 8.  I thought I’d lose weight before the wedding sue to the stress and I only lost 5 lbs. 

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I say stick with the 8!!!  It’s always better safe than sorry!

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