Embarrassment Over Dress Size

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
Member
5207 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

@ElayneRunner:  That’s how they tend to run. I had to buy an 8 and I usually wear a 4.

Post # 4
Hostess
8680 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

Not really, lots of wedding dresses run MUCH smaller.

I wear an 18 in jeans and they had to order a 24 in my dress. Imagine my surprise! The dress size didn’t really bother me so much, but I just remembering thinking that the dress only went up to a 26.. and a woman slightly larger than me wouldn’t be able to order a dress.

I felt pretty sad about that.

Post # 5
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641 posts
Busy bee

Enh. Just think of it as foreign sizing. I don’t have monster feet because I wear a UK size 40 shoe.

Post # 6
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720 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@ElayneRunner:  
                        I’m a plus size girl, I wear a 16-18 and when I ordered my dress I would normally fit into a 20 and ended up ordering a 22 so that way when alterations happen they can take it in and make sure certain skin gets hidden in the dress haha. Wedding dresses tend to have a bigger size than your street size. Don’t be embarassed! This is a normal thing!!  

Post # 7
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385 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

wedding dresses run small… besides.. .a dress that fits and looks great isnt about the size…

also.. the last time i checked size 14 isnt something to be embarrassed about… as it is the national average for woman in the US!

but thanx for implying that anyone who is above an 8 is fat!

Post # 9
Member
385 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

or just dont be embarassed… people could care less what your dress size is… get over yourself!

Post # 11
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6875 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - A castle!

@ElayneRunner:  I HATE the way wedding dresses run!! Why oh why must they make the bride feel fat!?

Post # 12
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294 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

Haha- I’m a size 2/4 and wear a size 8! I think it’s surprising but not if you are usually buying a lot of couture/high fashion/european. I’m a size 8 at most european stores too!

I think the sizing in the US is just very different as I’ve had a lot of my overseas friends comment on how BIG things are here!

Post # 13
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748 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@ElayneRunner:  if anything, the gown size is the accurate one. Gown sizes haven’t changed while street sizes keep reading smaller & smaller. It’s called vanity sizing, but the number on the label doesn’t matter. 

Post # 14
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1676 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

I seriously don’t understand why on this earth wedding dresses insist on being sized so tiny.  Everybody knows they run a lot smaller that store size, and yet they still make dresses so small.  Getting a dress / planning a wedding is one of the most stressful thing in the world, and ladies, by nature are slef concious about their bodies, so why, oh why can’t someone rectify this matter??!!

 

Anyway, I don’t have any advice at all, just additional “guugghhhaaaahhhh!!!”  to add to yours! 🙂

Post # 15
Member
225 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I wear an 8 and my Allure dress is a 16!!! when my dress came in and I went to the shop I tried my dress on and it fit very well, the girl working there said ” thank god it fits you. when I saw you I said that small girl is never going to fit into a 16 dress and this is going to be a disaster” she was new and didn’t realize how extremely tiny allure runs, she was in shock and kept checking the order that the dress was a 16 lol. As long as it looks good no one will see a  tag on your wedding day! 🙂

Post # 16
Member
900 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

I’m a 6 and they ordered me a size 12 wedding dress.  

Nature of the beast of wedding dress shopping.

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