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My BM's rant regarding Watters size charts

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#1 da.shmoopies

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    Posted 03 September 2009 - 01:57 PM

    Hello BDW brides!

    I wanted to share some info regarding the size charts of the Watters dresses. I promised my wonderful bridesmaid that I would post this rant for other brides to see, so that you can save some money on possible cost of alterations. We ordered a size 6 based on their size charts. Here is her rant!

    "Please let other brides/bridesmaids know that my dress is true to size. The measurement chart was way off. It almost had me buying a size 8. I'm normally a 4 and I think a 4 would still have been slightly big, but my point is that the measurement chart is wrong! $85 just to sew in boob padding and have my dress taken in. I wonder how many other people have had to make alterations because the dress they ordered was too big. I'm pissed at Watters."

    We ordered the bridesmaid Watters dresses through House of Brides, which had the best prices (including free shipping) and good turn around. We used the Watter's website for size references and tried on the dresses at a local bridal boutique (which carry size 10dresses for trying on).

    I hope this info will help other brides buying their dresses on-line.

    P.S. My bridesmaid's dresses from Watter are lovely and look fabulous on my girls.

    #2 Erika J

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      Posted 03 September 2009 - 02:00 PM

      Thanks for sharing. Another bride in my office was asking me this the other day if I had heard anything about this company.
      I will be sure to pass along the message.

      #3 nsbride2010

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        Posted 03 September 2009 - 02:02 PM

        That makes me nervous about the dresses... I mean the worst part is you don't want to order them too small and feel pressurd to fit, but you don't want to have to alter the dress THAT much... hmmm definitely something to keep in mind! Thanks!
        Enjoying marital bliss since July 1st, 2010

        #4 autjo

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          Posted 03 September 2009 - 02:13 PM

          Thanks for the info!

          #5 Boston Bride 2009

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            Posted 03 September 2009 - 02:26 PM

            My BM had the same issue. She normally wears a 4 or a 6 street size ordered a 6 and it was way to big. The same thing happened to me with my wedding dress from Maggie Sottero. The woman convinced me to buy an 8 when I normally wear a 4 and it's huge....


            #6 ~Jessica~

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              Posted 03 September 2009 - 03:33 PM

              I had this problem with another company Brides by Demitrios. I honestly think it is all bridal gown and bridesmaid gown companies. They just try to screw with you in terms of sizing. For the wedding I was in a year ago the stupid company wanted me to order a size 16 dress (I am a street size 10) which I thought was RIDICULOUS! But the lowest they would let me order was a 14, so I said fine. When it finally arrived (it was shipped from AZ) it had to be taken in almost 3 sizes down to between a 10 and an 8. It cost be $150 to alter it because she basically had to remake the entire dress. So to me they are all conartists!

              #7 slapsappyhappy

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                Posted 03 September 2009 - 03:58 PM

                That is weird b/c usually they make the dresses waaay small so you feel like a whale when you have to order a bigger size. I always order bigger b/c I would rather have it too big than too small and usually it is so far in advance I am afraid I would gain weight, but it sucks that when you follow the measurements exactly it still turned out wrong!

                #8 *Nadine*

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                  Posted 03 September 2009 - 05:46 PM

                  Thanks for sharing :)

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