Post # 1
So I’m somewhat of a procrastinator, first and foremost. My family is located in Pennsylvania while my fiance’s family is in New Jersey (where we live). I’ve tried working on wedding stuff when I’m in PA with my mom who has been such a helping hand for me.
However, I found this GORGEOUS dress on David’s Bridal’s website.
This is the dress: http://www.davidsbridal.com/Product_Satin-A-Line-Gown-with-Beaded-Lace-Sleeves-9WG3249_Bridal-Gowns-Shop-By-Size-Plus-Sizes
Anyways, so I found this dress. Keep in mind I’m plus sized. I wear a size 16/18 in jeans and XL shirts. I’ve never really worn dressy dresses so I’ve never been concerned with dress sizes. This dress in particular comes in 14W, 16W, etc. W meaning built a bit bigger around the bust and such. I’ve tried using the measurement guide that David’s Bridal provides, but so far I’m clueless.
I was going to order an 18W but with my chest being 40Dirty Delete, I’m wondering if I should go up a size or more. I’ve heard awful reviews for the DB that is local so I’d rather figure out the sizing on my own than go there.
Has anyone else ordered online and what has your experience been with sizing? Especially in the plus sized department.
Any help is appreciated 🙂
Post # 3
@BrittkneeC0321: I’m a DB plus size and I ordered in store. I’ll be honest — while I know it’s difficult to make time to get to the store, I found it so much easier. Plus, you have the gurantee that, since they measured and fit you, if the dress doesn’t fit when it comes in, they will be more willing to work to fix it. As far as being a plus bride, fitting and sizing was very comfortable in my experience and everyone was really nice. I was nervous because I’m a bigger woman, but it was a positive experience for me.
Good luck! I hope it all works out for you!
Post # 4
@BrittkneeC0321: If nothing else, call customer service and figure out a size with them. It’s always better to help with this stuff!
Post # 5
@BrittkneeC0321: I wear a 16 in jeans & a L to XL in shirts, I’m a 40Dirty Delete also & every dress I tried on was a 20 and it fit me perfectly. So I would say you need to go in a try a few on first.
Post # 6
I am also a street size 16/18 and a 40Dirty Delete. I ordered my dress from david’s and got a 18W.
While I would not recomend DB because I had a HORRIBLE experiance with my dress, I would say that if you are def going to get your dress there… Go to the store! If the dress is ordered wrong (which mine was 3 times) then they will reorder it for you. And with you being so close, you really dont have alot of time for errors.
Also diffirent dresses fit different in differnt sizes and styles. I would say play it safe and take a few hours and just do. Try on a few differnt dresses and see which feels best.
Lasty, Make them measure you! If I would have been measured I would not have had the drama that I did.
Good luck, let us know how it goes!
Post # 7
I went to a DB store and tried on bridesmaid dresses to get a rough idea of my size and measurements. Then, I went home and compared the Bridesmaid or Best Man dress sizes to the bridal sizes as far as measurements go. I ended up having to order 2 sizes larger than my street size and 1 size larger than the Bridesmaid or Best Man dressesni tried on. Get your measurements and use the size chart online. The good thing about DB online is that returns are accepted and pretty painless!
Post # 8
I’m a street size 16 and my original dress was a size 20 in DB. I chose a different dress, but I found that I had to go up 2 sizes at DB.
Post # 9
You need to try it on, unfortunately. I was in a wedding a few months ago and going to buy it online. After all, the size chart for the 14 was just about right so I figured I’d get a 16 and call it a day. Fast forward to NO dress getting over my boobs so we had to order a 24 and alter it down. Fun times….