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How to determine dress size??

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#11 Joss

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    Posted 13 August 2009 - 12:28 AM

    Dress sizes can be pretty variable. I found most dresses were fitting +/- 2 sizes either side of my street size depending on the cut of the dress and fabric. Def go with a larger size, as altering a dress is easier taking out fabric vs. adding. Good luck.

    #12 DGG

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      Posted 13 August 2009 - 01:15 AM

      I don't know when the running of the brides event is, but I would definitely recommend you go and try on dresses in a bridal salon first... I think it would be much easier going to running of the brides knowing what type of dress you are looking for and you really won't know this (or what size) until you actually try it on.. Otherwise you'll be there in all of the craziness you won't have time to think about what you really like..
      Don't feel bad about not buying there, most people don't buy on there first trip anyway and try at so many different stores before they decide..
      Or go to RK Bridal (39th and broadway I think) - it's a large discount store (no appointments needed) and you can definitely try on a lot of different dresses and styles without pressure..

      #13 juliez79

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        Posted 14 August 2009 - 05:42 AM

        good luck at the run!

        #14 Lashawn

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          Posted 23 August 2009 - 03:53 PM

          Originally Posted by lexibride
          I think I'd feel really funny going to a bridal salon and not making an appt to try dresses on and how could I really get measured without doing that? anyhow, I think I'll just wing it because it's not like I'll be able to pick the sizes I grab, so I'll try anything on I guess!
          If there is a davids bridal near you just walk in and try on 3 dresses similar to the style you like and see if you need to go up one or two sizes, that's what I did. They didn't mind that I didn't buy a dress.. they want your business, so I doubt they will say not you can't try on dresses.. good luck

          #15 slapsappyhappy

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            Posted 23 August 2009 - 09:46 PM

            When and where is this event? I am in NY too and would LOVE to go to something like that! The only one I know of is the Filenes Basement one in February, but I do not want to wait that long to get my dress.

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