Post # 1
I’m wondering how many dress sizes the bees had to go up for their wedding dresses.*** I had to go up 2.5 dress sizes and am wearing a size I’ve never worn in my life, even when I was 20 lbs heavier! Part of that is to do with the fact that my bust is two dress sizes bigger than my waist, but still… The dress is currently being taken in at the waist, so it’s basically really like going up by one dress size at the waist.
It’s pretty depressing though. I don’t understand why the sizes are so big. I understand the whole vanity sizing argument, but the reality is we’re all in the same boat when it comes to vanity sizing. So no matter whether you wear a 6 or a 16 in Gap, it will still be a shock to have a buy a wedding dress that is two sizes up from that size.
So how many dress sizes did you go up from your normal size?
***I’ve heard that David’s Bridal dresses tend to be the same size as in normal stores. However this seems to be the exception rather than the rule. So please state if you bought your dress at DB. Thanks, ladies!
Post # 4
I wear a 6 in everyday clothing and dresses and my wedding dress is a 10, although it is being taken in a bit. So 1-2 sizes For me.
Post # 5
I went up two, but I could have gone up another because of the waist measurement of the designer vs. my waist. It ended up being fine, though, and then the only alteration I needed was a hem.
Post # 6
I like to wear stuff loose, so I actually went down a few sizes (wedding dresses have to be fitted, obviously). all the sample sizes, which were around 4, I was swimming in. I usually pick size 4 for street clothes, but there was no way a size 4 wedding dress was staying on me without clips!
they’d have to order the smallest size, and they still have to take it in. I heard all about how wedding dresses will be sized bigger/etc, so I was pretty surprised by that! I didn’t go to david’s bridal, I tried a lot of shops, even the smallest dresses were too big and had to be majorly clipped. I’m average height and not a stick, so I wonder how people smaller than me cope. ;P
Post # 7
I’m a 12-14 street size. Wedding dress is a twenty but the bust was massively taken in (I just have hips).
Post # 8
I usually wear a 6 and bought a 10 from DB. The only alteration was the hem.
Post # 10
I typically wear a 6 in jeans and a 8 in dresses and my wedding dress is a 14! I have a really wide rib cage so the 12 would have been a little too snug around that area, but the 14 was huge in the chest area lol
Post # 11
Im an AUS 18, Ive had to go to a 22 for wedding dresses. VERY depressing 🙁 Also, my engaged MOH is a 10 and is looking at dresses in a 12. However to note: I have an hourg;ass figure with a very large bust (i.e. I need a 22 in the boobs but the rest is laced as tight as can be!)
Post # 12
I was wearing a street size 2 and should have bought a size 4 dress (Maggie). But the consultant convinced me to get a 6, so I wound up gaining weight for my wedding dress!
Post # 13
I bought a Kenneth Winston dress and I got my normal size and then actually had to take it in quite a bit. It seemed to be pretty close to normal dress sizes.
Post # 14
I’m normally a 6, but my dress was a 4. It was a corset back, which allows more flexibility in sizing. It fit perfectly- just needed the hem brought up a tiny bit.
Post # 15
@Glasgowbound: My wedding dress is 18 – and I am peeved because it doesn’t bring me in AT ALL due to being ordered one size too damn big. Here we go alterations.
Post # 16
My dress was a 14 and I was between an 8-10 in regular clothing. It was a bit big though, the corset ended up being a lot narrower than I had hoped, but oh well! It’s just a number after all.