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damsel in a dress sizing

(9 Posts)
bishboschone Sat 20-Aug-11 14:48:42

I am coveting a dress from another thread but don't know if sizes run big or small...I have just had a baby and am unsure of what size I am really. I am hourglass and wearing dp and next size 14 (was an 8-10 sad..)to keep me going while weight comes off but I need a nice dress for an occasion..tia

moragbellingham Sat 20-Aug-11 15:59:53

I'm a 10/12 and bought a 12 dress.
I definitely needed some scaffolding and it was a comfortably snug fit. Try searching for an old thread from early 2011 (sorry can't be more specific) and I think many agree they run small.

BeehiveBaby Sat 20-Aug-11 16:05:58

A teeny bit small but not much. I can't fit into many brands sz14 ATM (only Monsoon, Joules etc) and am a 16 in DIAD.

bishboschone Sat 20-Aug-11 16:51:28

Thanks, I have ordered a 14 as I am losing weight and I don't need it for a few weeks..I don't want to wear a size 16 dress anyway so I will send it back if its too small..Thanks for the help.

gregssausageroll Sat 20-Aug-11 18:10:25

I am an 18 and found their 18 dress tiny. They don't go any bigger unfortunately.

BeehiveBaby Sat 20-Aug-11 18:23:12

I don't want to wear a size 16 dress anyway


bishboschone Sat 20-Aug-11 21:40:14

Thanks beehive but I am used to being a 8-10 so it's a little upsetting being this size .. I am 5 ft so I dOnt suit bing fat ..

bishboschone Sat 20-Aug-11 21:41:55

I am an hourglass shape so fingers crossed ..sorry if I offend but I am short and not meant to be big !

bishboschone Tue 23-Aug-11 12:51:47

just an update..I have just received said dress and its too big..was lovely though .

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