Betsey Johnson dress sizing?

karman

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Hi all,

I want to buy a dress by Betsey Johnson for my boyfriend's cousin's wedding, but I am not sure as to what size I should buy. I have checked the measurements and I am supposed to be an 8, but comparing to other brands I usually go down a size and so I'm a 6. I wear 6 for everything, basically.

I don't think there are any places here that carry her dresses so I can't try the sizes on personally.

So, my question is, do Betsey Johnson dresses run small, large, or is the sizing pretty accurate?

TIA!

Oh and this is the dress I was looking at!

 

nana00

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Love the dress! Her dresses run a size smaller, I'm a size 6 also & for my work x-mas party back in Dec. I purchased a Betsey Johnson dress & the size 6 was too small so I got a 8 & it fit like a glove. Hope this helps & good luck!
 

BadgerGirl81

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I normally wear a 6 in regular clothes and a 4 in dresses (no idea why) and I have one of her dresses in a 4. I think they probably run fairly true to size. You could just do what I do all the time and order both sizes and return the one that didn't work! :smile:
 

CCKL

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Her stuff does tend to run small...I believe I went a size up for my dresses.
 

karman

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Thanks guys! I think my bust is kind of big for my overall body size so I think I'll definitely have to go up a size if the bust area runs small...
 

irish_clover

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I usually wear a 0 or one in other brands but for betsey johnson I have to go up to a size two. Maybe that's because I'm canadian and our sizing is a little different than American sizing
I think you should assume they run a little big if anything. They definatley don't run small in comparison to brands like tna and talula.
 
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it all depends on the dress i find. most of the time its tts, i am a size 6. i do, however, have a couple dresses that wound up being a size 2. i have nooooooooo idea why. they are not even stretchy. and i am way far from being a 2. i love betsey!