(Closed) Which makes sense: Buying a dress a size BIGGER or a sz SMALLER

posted 10 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I would try them both on and buy the bigger one just incase. Better to have a dress you could take in then one you can’t even get on, ya know?

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I’d get the bigger one. 

I’m a street size 6 and my DB dress is an 8 so you would still need at least a size bigger than street.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee

I would get the bigger one. I think its easier to take a dress in then let one out.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Definitely opt for the bigger size. Even if you lose weight and can eventually fit into the smaller dress, just keep in mind that it is so much easier and cost-effective to get a dress taken in than let out or made bigger. It’s not worth stressing over if you have the option to get one that is guaranteed to fit no matter what.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Bigger one!

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Bigger, definitely.  Bridal sizes are not the same as street sizes, so it is good idea to go up instead of down.  Glad you have some options for getting the dress you want though 🙂

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I don’t know about David Bridal, but most wedding dresses are not true to street size. It could be that the size 16 is just a little big–or fits! And it could also be that the small size is VERY small. 

I would try them on. If the small one is just a little snug and you’re 100% confident you can lose weight then go for that.

But if you can’t zip it up, go for the bigger one. Bigger dresses can always be taken in–you can’t always let a small dress out. 

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA

It’s a lot easier to remove extra fabric than add to it. I’d get the larger one and find a great seamstress to alter it down for you– for my sister’s wedding, due to a mix-up with the dresses my Bridesmaid or Best Man dress ended up being a size 24 and I was a 12 at the time– no one but me knew it was downsized that far.  

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Bigger.  It’s definitely easier to take it in than let it out – you’re stuck working with what little excess fabric you have if you need to let it out.  My dress is a size larger than my street size.  If that’s the case for you, then you’d only be taking it down a size or two anyway.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Bigger is always easier and cheaper to alter

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Order it bigger – its way easier to take in a dress than to let a dress out when there is no material left.  Trust me I almost learned the hard way!!

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

bigger itd be easier to resize

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