Wrong sizing ? Went dress shopping

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
2513 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

Did she mean 14 not 24??? I can’t imagine you’d go up that much. 

I’m a street size 18 and I went dress shopping and was trying on size 22’s that fit me and were even a tad loose. 

Post # 3
2961 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas

I LOVE THAT DRESS!! I am a street size 8, and my dress was a 10. That was David’s Bridal, maye different than designer? 

Post # 4
701 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2017

That’s seems like a giant leap, but wedding dresses sizing is usually very different. 

I’m a 16 but had to order a 24. It has to fit the largest part of your body and then altered to the rest. 

I would double check the sizing chart 

Post # 5
10216 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

Depends on the dress maker what size you might be. For example, I bought from a designer that the dresses run “true to size” so I bought my dress as a size 8, which is my normal clothing size.

You might be a 24 in this dress but a 10 in another, wedding dresses are weird man. Don’t get hung up on the number! Pay attention to the fit. FWIW, that dress does seem like it might be a bit big on you from what I can tell on a desktop.

Post # 8
446 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

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Britknee Hill :  I agree with PP, maybe she meant 14. I’m a street size 6 and bought a 14 and mine was a David Tutera gown. The only thing that was altered down was my bust. Don’t worry about numbers though they’re so weird for wedding dresses, only focus on your measurements. 

Post # 9
1191 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

That seems a little much.  Did she miss-speak?  I’m a street 0/2 and ordered an 8.  I was between 6/8 measurement wise and decided better to go up then be too small. 

Post # 10
56 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

Yeah, that seems odd. I’m a street size 4-6 and ordered a size 10 gown (which even has to be taken in a tiny bit). I tried on a size 10 and it was pretty loose and needed to be clamped, but I think that’s because it had been stretched from being tried on. Mine is Essense of Australia, though. I agree with PPs that you should try checking the designer’s sizing chart and compare it with your dimensions. Beautiful dress!

Post # 11
3399 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

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Britknee Hill : well it’s an 8 size difference between an 8 and a 24, not 16! (to go 16 sizes down from a 24 would be a size 00000…)

but she must have meant 14, not 24 (either that or she was being a total bitch). i’m a street size 6/8 and a 10 in bridal. typically, you go up one or two sizes. yes, some desginers have crazy sizing (like bill levkoff bridesmaid dresses), but hayley paige is not one of them – and if you were in a able to wriggle into the size 8 sample, there’s no way you need to go up 8 sizes to a 24. if you were a 24, you wouldn’t have been able to get that size 8 on at all.

Post # 12
1985 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

Um, I’m a street dress size 10-12. My dress will be a 16 (I think). There is no way you are a 24! 

Post # 13
942 posts
Busy bee

Do you roughly know your measurements? perhaps some bees who have purchased dresses from this designer can take a guess at the size, if you’re comfortable with sharing that is 🙂

Btw you look so pretty!

Post # 14
114 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2017

Mine is a similar silouette with thick straps, I am a street size 8 and ordered a 10. Mine is Morilee but I can’t imagine there is that much difference between designers!

Definitely double check, they probably want you to order way too big so they can charge a ton for alterations (happened to me as a bridesmaid lol not fun!)

Post # 15
285 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

I think that is a Hayley Paige you have on?  Her dresses run very small.  I am a street size 12, and I measured into a size 20!  

I don’t think you are a size 24, the dress would be swimming on you!! You can google the size chart for all the designers at Jim Hjelm.  Take your measurements yourself and then size yourself against the size chart.  I actually did this before I went shopping, and accurately sized myself before I got there.  I ordered 2 sizes too small, but that’s a whole nother post!!

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