I ordered my dress a few months ago and based the size decision off the advice of the salon owner. After reading some horror stories on WW I am getting nervous. They based the size recommendation on my hip measurements (I have big hips!) and said I was between an 8 & 10. We went with the 10 because they said it would be easier to take in than out. Here's the thing...the sample was a 4, it was tight on the hips for sure, but not uncomfortable and it zipped without trouble. It was big up top, and I am worried that 1.) a size 8 would have been more appropriate given the 4 wasn't suffocating 2.) it will be too hard to take in up top because it will be huge up there. It's too late to cancel the order, I guess I'm just wondering if anyone else has been through this and how many sizes can a dress be taken in? It is beaded head to toe and has an open back if that makes any difference. I am extra freaked out because I just noticed on the back of the order form she noted "4 fit okay, ordered 10.