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Dress sizes

Samantha, 10 of March of 2024 at 21:15 Posted on Wedding Attire 0 2
I have been measured up for my Stella York wedding dress 😊 I was warned wedding dress sizes don’t run same size as clothes - I am a 14 and my measurements say I need a size 18 ordering. It’s just a number not important. However makes me wonder when people sell dresses to you state your dress size of the designers?!

I have a friend looking for a pre loved dress and searching in her normal dress size should I be advising her otherwise ?

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Latest activity by Sarah, 15 of April of 2024 at 00:00
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    Rockstar July 2023 Greater Manchester
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    Congratulations! Hope you’re excited 😁

    Dress sizes vary from designer to designer and where the key measurements are. I’m a size 8-10 and my wedding dress was a size 10 and only needed the straps shortening and the hem shortening. One of the smallest points on it was the waist point, but I’m a natural hourglass and my waist is the smallest point on me. If someone was a different shape or had a more average size than a size 10 waist it likely would have been too small.With your friend I’d likely advise her to try it on before she buys it and/or look for a bigger size. Its easier to take a wedding dress in that let it out.
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    Rockstar August 2024 Warwickshire
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    I think it’s completely normal. I’m between 12-14 and I fit in the shop dress in a size 10 (had been worn in multiple times), yet they still ordered me an 16. I just let them do what they want, they’re obviously pros in this sort of thing! It’s best to have too much material than not enough.
    If I was your friend, I’d look for a size above, just to allow for those alterations.. better to be bigger than smaller x
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