Wedding dress shopping is an experience unlike any other. You’re surrounded by your friends and family, your closest support system, emotions are running high and the added confusion about wedding dress sizing doesn’t help. Deciphering the various wedding dress size charts for various designer labels can sometimes seem like rocket science. That’s why we are here to help you along your wedding dress shopping journey!
Before Your Appointment
Before you schedule your first wedding dress shopping appointment, there are a few things you should know. Your wedding dress will not be the same size as your normal street size. Wedding dress sizing charts will vary based on country and designer. This can often intimate brides when they go in for their appointment and are told they are a size that they’ve never been before. That’s why it’s so important to seek help from a professional bridal consultant to properly take your measurements and make sure your wedding dress is ordered in the correct size.
Because of the nature of wedding dress shopping, stores typically carry 1 to 2 sample sizes of each style for brides to try on, which can make wedding dress shopping a little daunting. Rest assured, your professional bridal stylist will be able to help you choose a wedding dress that will flatter your body type, no matter your size. Your stylist will clip the dress so that it properly fits you and you’ll get a better idea of what the dress will look like in your true size, perfectly hugging your curves in all the right places. Once you say yes to the dress, your bridal stylist will measure your bust, waist and hips to determine your measurements and assist you in ordering the appropriate size for your wedding dress.
After Your Initial Appointment
It’s important to remember that even when your wedding dress comes in, it will most likely still need alterations! Wedding dresses are made to accommodate all body types and it’s much easier for professional seamstresses to take away fabric than to add to the dress. An experienced seamstress will be able to alter your wedding dress to perfectly fit you for a look that is completely custom to your body.
We hope this helped you answer the question: “Are wedding dresses true to size?” Your local bridal salon and a professional stylist will be able to help you find the dress of your dreams and determine the best fit! Find your local Essense of Australia Martina Liana and Stella York retailers today!