Post # 1
I’m looking into buying bridesmaid dresses, and one of my maids are between sizes. The dress is chiffon, here is a pic of it and here’s the size chart. I was thinking maybe the hips would have some give and order a 6? I don’t want the top to be coming down revealing too much skin on her because she really doesn’t have a lot to hold it up there!
Bridesmaid or Best Man measurements: bust: 34 / waist: 28 / Hips: 41
Post # 3
I would maybe order an 8 if she doesn’t like the 10. But her hips are her biggest measurement. I would fit that and alter the rest.
Post # 4
I’d see if I could measure a sample dress and compare the hip room to the size measurement for that size dress. If the hips are larger, then I’d go for a 6 or 8 and get the dress altered.
Post # 5
@nadnuk: Unfortunately, there are no bridal stores near here that carry the dress so it’s going to have to be ordered online sight unseen :-
Post # 6
@BrideDJ: Order the size that fits her largest measurement and then get it tailored. No biggie.
Post # 7
I would go with the 10 and then have it altered.
Post # 9
you should always always always order based on the largest measurement and then have alterations for the rest…
Post # 10
the style looks like it fairly fitting through the hip.. so if you dont order based on that measurement that her dress will pull and look too small across the hips.. therefore looking extremely unflattering…. it is a million times easier to take something in than to let it out!
Post # 11
I would order to fit her hips – as someone who’s got similar proportions, (for my wedding dress i ranged from an 8-14) I ordered a 12, but I’d tried a 10 so I knew that the 14 for my hips would be too big. The 12 will be snug but they can let it out.
I would order for her biggest size, you don’t know how much seam allowance there is to let the dress out, and as a hippy girl I can tell you, dresses that are too tight in that region are not flattering and are not fun!
Post # 12
I’d get a 10 and get the top altered. Much easier to make a dress smaller than larger.