Looks like the site was hungry. Here's my original post from this afternoon since it has apparently disappeared...
I'm a BM in a friend's upcoming wedding and need to order the dress. Will be going the online route through a reputable site since it will save me some dollars. We are all wearing different styles of a cocktail length Alfred Sung in dupioni fabric.
I tried on a size 10 in the dress style I am getting. Wasn't beat up by any means or looked stretched out to the high heavens. That size fit quite well & hugged all the right curves but I could have used an inch in the waist and it had some room to be taken in at the shoulders. In my head, I figured I'd order a 12. Now, looking at my measurements, the size chart is telling me to go with a 14 due to my hippy-ness. I'm at 41 1/2", and a 14 fits 42". Size 12 fits 40 1/2".
My question to the board - what size would you order? Anyone have experience with Alfred Sung BM dresses running small? I'm under 5'4" and have this gut feeling that a 14 will be needing a lot of alterations. And I know, the tag on the inside of the dress...it's just a number. I just don't know if I should risk a 12 and potentially look like a sausage.
I'm spending waaaay too much time thinking about this but figured I'd go to the boards for a neutral opinion. Thanks!