What size are sample dresses in stores? Nervous…

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
5697 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I think they tend to run in 6, 8, 10 or if they only have one size maybe even larger so that they can accomodate more brides. But at a street size 8 you honestly should not have anything to worry about! That’s a completely average size!

ETA: Oh and Congratulations on the weight loss!!

Post # 4
5089 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

I am a size 12 and fit into almost all the dresses I wanted to try on. If they didnt fit the consultant just clipped it in the back. Unfortunately, there were about 2-3 that were a size 2 or so that there was no way in hell I was getting on. 

Don’t worry ~ you’ll be fine! 🙂 

Post # 5
188 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

You should have nothing to worry about! I am a street size 6, and most dresses were huge on me!

Post # 6
1568 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Im a size 20/22 depending on the day…They had my size…You will be fine.

Post # 7
700 posts
Busy bee

You should be fine, many I tried on were sizes 10, 14, 16.  I am size 0-2 and had a horrible experience because most of the dresses were huge on me and I felt it was impossible to tell how they would look on me.  David’s actually had the best size selection with several sizes in each style.

Post # 8
200 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013 - Casa de España

@lawyeretta:  at least David’s bridal has dresses up to size 14-16

Post # 9
105 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I am a street size 12, and almost all the dresses at the place I went to was either a 10 or 12. The smallest I saw there was a size 8 which was too small for me, but I think it was only a few dresses that small. You have nothing to worry about!

Post # 10
871 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@lawyeretta:  We are about the same size though I am a 34DD so I carry most of my weight in my chest so I don’t know if we would fit a dress the same way (since I dont know your dimmensions obviously haha) but I was fine! 

Post # 11
9412 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

I am really nervous about it too, OP. I’ve been putting it off for a very long time and I will continue to. Ugh.

Post # 12
839 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Street size 6-8, and I only had trouble with 2 dresses (I tried on at least 50). You should be fine!

Post # 13
11772 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

I think it depends where you shop–DB has ALL the sizes. But the boutique I went to had samples from a bridal size 6 to a bridal size 24!

Post # 14
2831 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

i’m a size 22/24 (which means 24 or 26 in bridal), and i found places to try dresses on. just call ahead. ask if they have dresses in sizes bigger than 0-4.

i’m sure you’ll be fine! most places carry dresses in size 8 or 12 as well as the small sizes.

Post # 15
57 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

I’m a size 12 (but more like 14 in the bust), and had no problems.  ANything that would zip all the way up over my chest, they just clipped to my bra.  From the front I was gorgeous, but the back sometimes looked crazy.  

Have fun!

Post # 16
7228 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

You’ll be fine.

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