There's this dress i wanna buy and it is so hard to pick because I'm very curvy and the size chart is all over the place for me. My hips are a "large" my waist is a "small" and my chest is "medium". Im so confused lol because it is a tight dress and i don't want one part to be too big or too small.. the size chart are small is: bust, waist and hips are "blah blah blah inches" and im not shaped like a box lol so im small in my waist, big at my hips medium at chest.. I couuld wear a small, but my hips are too big and i dont want it rising up so a medium even though it's a little bigger at my waist would be best? Its easier for flowy dresses but this is a tight fitting one..
I know fashionnova. com makes some really nice clothes for curvy women, the models themselves are increeedibly curvy. Their stuff is mostly stretchy so you shouldn't have too much of an issue with size.
Although as for the answer to your question, if its a tight fitting dress then most of the time it should be stretchy so I'd say pick medium or small (so it fits your waist). In some cases you may have to opt out since it just doesn't work for your body, if its more for rectangular shaped women.
You wanna stay clear of it... It sounds like a nightmare! If you need a large on the hips a medium will be unforgiving (especially over your lower tummy) If it has some lycra content the medium may be ok, can I have a link to the dress? I am in the same situation, small waist larger hips etc...
I think you should try the one that fits your breasts first because I know that even if I had a small body, my breasts were big so I had to opt for bigger sizes. Mostly I'd suggest you try it out physically and if it's an online dress shop, message them, because their customer service people are very helpful with these things. Good luck finding the right size :)
Go for a medium!!! I have the same problem. when I wear a small im always having to pull it back down which is so annoying and I think it looks better if your dress is a little bit bigger around the middle then that weird bump in the middle of my stomach doesn't show up like it always does in a tight dress.
What are your measurements it really easy to see if it will fit right that way. I'm 33-23-34 and all I do is check the sizing chart and see if it will fit my body. But judging by what you said if a small would fit, it's just your hips then go with a medium. But I suggest large just to be safe with the purchase.
Lol just figure your measurements out, no one is a box.
I would suggest finding a dress that's a medium but with a cinched waist (or maybe one with a belt). That way it'll hopefully grip you in all the right places. But I completely understand your struggle. Most clothes designers just design with the average body in mind and don't pay attention to us with a bit more difficult figure :(