Post # 1
Hello, fellow plus-sized peeps. =)
I am glad I found this board. I am planning to get married and I too am plus sized. In fact, I’m even attempting to get booked to be a plus-sized model for wedding dresses in the future! Can’t wait!
I’m a size 10, sometimes an 8 if I squeeze. If it’s a designer, I am a 12. Does anyone know how much wedding dress sizing can vary? I just want to know what size I should be looking for when I go shopping and what they might fit me into as a model.
Thanks, and I’m glad to be here!
Post # 3
So I am a street 12 and a designer 14. My wedding dress is a size 18, mostly to accomodate the girls 😉 Wedding dresses also vary by designer as well. So sometimes the 14 would work and sometimes I felt packed into an 18.
Post # 4
I’m a 12 on bottom, 14 on top usually, but I ordered my wedding dress in a 16 to allow room for my chest. It depends on the designer, really, but typically it’s 1-2 sizes larger than your street size.
Post # 5
There’s a huge variation in sizing. Some brands, like David’s Bridal and Eden, use “vanity sizing”, or true sizes. So if you’re an 8, you’ll be more likely to wear an 8 in their brands.
Most other brands run 2-3 sizes smaller. Sometimes the style will affect sizing, too. For example, if you’re really busty, you may have to go up 4 sizes and have the rest brought in.
Hope that helps!
Post # 6
I’m a street size 16 and found it varied by designer. In Davids Bridal and Maggie sottero I was a 16- in Casablanca I measured out to a 20 and Allure I was a 22. It’s best not to worry about the size on the tag and just find a gown that makes you feel gorgeous <3
Post # 7
Hey ladies! I’m a street 12-14 and had to purchase a sz 16 gown.. but it was super flattering!
Post # 8
@xxjessmicaxx: You looked fantastic in your dress. SERIOUSLY.
And to OP: I’m a street size 18/20 and tend to have to go up a size or two in dresses. But don’t worry about the size of the dress; worry about how it fits YOUR body shape. 🙂