So as I mentioned earlier I found my dream dress in my budget and it's local.. I found a shop that carries it in store, but they only have it in a size 8... I wear a size 8 currently (in pants at least, I have no idea what my dress size is.. I buy dresses from Old Navy).
From my research on the trusty google it says that if you wear a size 8 in pants your dress size will most likely be a 12...
I asked the bridal shop gal if this would be a big mistake for my ego to try on an 8 when dresses run so small she insisted it would be fine because it's a ball gown and they just clip it to your bra. She also said that because they do only have it in a small size it will most likely be sold off the rack sooner than most dresses would because it won't be as popular for women to try on so she doesn't recommend I wait until I lose weight.
What is your experience? When you tried on dresses were any of them smaller sizes? Should I do it?
This may be a slight post & run on account of my crazy new job that I have no time to internet... but I promise I will respond when I can!