Post # 1
Okay, maybe it’s just because I’ve started looking at the sizes of the wedding dresses I’m interested in, but it seems like I’m going to have to get a HUGELY big size wedding dress to fit my waist. I’ll admit, I don’t have a 28inch waist – more like 32-34, I think – but normally I’m a size 6 or 8. Based on the measurement charts for the wedding dresses, however, I’m going to have to get a damned size 16 or 18 to fit my waist size.
Is this normal? Am I fat?! (Which I can assure you I’m not fat, but I’m not a size 0, either.) I do plan on losing more weight, but really, a size 16 dress?
Post # 3
You are not fat. Wedding gowns and designer gowns have a much different sizing scale than normal clothes. It is best to order the gown in the largest size that you are according to the designer’s chart. The rest can be taken in.
Post # 4
Okay, I was just a little floored by the sizing chart, heh. I’ve already lost 30lbs for my diet and ideally I’d love to be 20lbs lighter (it would put me back to my highschool weight) but I weigh roughly 135lb and I don’t look bad, I think. So to see that I might need such a big size was discouraging. It motivates me to try and get as skinny as possible though, man. I certainly want to look thin and pretty in my wedding pictures!
Post # 5
YOU ARE NOT FAT! Stupid “wedding dress” sizes run small which makes us Brides order way bigger dresses to mess with our self esteem….lol (maybe that is a lil overboard but you get my drift) I am also totally sensitive about this issue because I just tried on my dress last week and it didn’t fit! Booooo Hoooo (this is me crying) I am normally a size 10 and I felt “safe” ordering a 14…..but I should have ordered a 16! That’s crazy! I refuse to do any alterations to it so I am on a “seefood” diet….I just see food but don’t eat it =(
Post # 6
Wedding gowns will be bigger than your actual size. For example I am a street size 4 and my wedding dress is a size 8 (though does have to be taken in). Make sure you are professionally measured before ordering because a size 16 or 18 sounds way too big for you even in wedding dresses.
Post # 7
Don’t let the little label on the dress discourage you!!! It’s them, not you. I’m a size 2-4 in all regular clothes, and my dress is a size 10 and needed no alternations to fit (well, except hemming!). Don’t let the sticker bug you, no one knows but you what size it is.
Post # 8
don’t worry! i was told by one consultant that bridal sizes always are bigger than street sizes, and the more expensive the designer, the more likely you’ll have to go up to a bigger size. so apparently bigger size = more expensive dress. haha.
Post # 9
@zaylee: I think this is true! I got measured as :
Size 2 in David’s Bridal and Alfred Angelo (dresses I looked : <$1200)
Size 4 in Maggie Sottero and Pronovias ($1000-$2500)
Size 6 in Lazaro and Romona Keveza (> $3000)
Post # 10
Man, I hope so, lol. I mean, I’m totally willing and planning on losing even more weight (though toning up would probably be the key here) but when I looked at the Maggie Sottero dress sizes I had a very uncertain moment.
Kinda made me want to go running for the comforting sweetness of something chocolately. 😉 LOL. No really, I’m not that bad. 🙂
Thank you guys! I’m glad to know that the dress size doesn’t matter, it’s how it looks on you, yadda yadda yadda.
Post # 11
My Alfred Angelo was about the same as my street size, but I think some of the wedding dress designers still use traditional “couture” sizing. Sewing patterns still use this sizing. If you are sewing, you always have to buy a much bigger number size than if you’re buying clothes off the rack.
Don’t get hung up on the number! Nobody’s going to know the “size” of the dress, only how fabulous you look in it. 🙂