What size dress did you buy at what weight/height??

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’m 5’11” and about 155 – 160. My dress is a size 10 from The Limited. Fits like a glove.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I would totally wait until you are down at least another 20 more lbs. You just don’t know where you’ll lose the weight first, so your size can vary quite drastically.

As for regular clothes (not dress sizes, as I haven’t gone dress shopping yet), I would say I am generally a size 7/8, 145 lbs, 5’5. Last year I was 134lbs, and a size 4. So really 10 lbs can make a huge difference for sizing. Just depends on muscle to fat ratio and stuff. I would highly suggest not shopping for a dress right now.

Also, congrats on the weight loss. I hope you reach your goal.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

I’m 5’4″ and abot 118-121 pounds (depending on the day).  My dress is an Enzoani Blue and I ordered a size 6.  It needed to be taken in a little in the bodice but the size 4 would have probably been a tight squeez.

Post # 6
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I am 6’1″ 185 pounds and wore a size 12 J. Crew dress!

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I’m 5’4 and when I ordered my dress, I was probably around 150 lbs. It’s a size 8 and was a little big in the bust and thighs when I got it. I’m now 135 lbs and it’s too big. I’ll probably get it taken down to about a 6.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Even with weight as a guide, I still think size is relative.   I’m 5’8, 135 lbs and wore a size 4 wedding dress from David’s Bridal.   That being said though, I’m a pear shape so most of my weight is carried in my hips and thighs – had I gone with a mermaid style dress (instead of the natural waist A-line I purchased), I probably would have been a size 6.  

Congrats on your weight loss!  🙂

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

5’6, 129lbs. I ordered a 6, But it’s still too large.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’m 5’7″ and weigh 120-123 lbs.  I wear a 2 street size (Banana Repulic, J. Crew, etc.).  I wear a size 6 in bridal.

My first dress was given to me by the designer and it’s an 8, but is being altered as we speak to fit.  My second dress is a sample, size 8.  I’ll have that altered as well. 

 

In general, it seems that David’s Bridal uses the vanity sizing that regular clothing stores do.  Most of the higher end designers use non-vanity sizing, so you’ll need to move two sizes up to find the dress that fits.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

  I am 5′ 9″ and 218. I just tried on a Sottero and Midgley gown and I was a size 18. I’m hoping to lose a little more myself! The corsets can make you look slim, but I want to do some on my own, too :-).

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

5ft 2 & 125lbs and my gown is a size 10 (because I have HUGE boobs)  I wear street size juniors 3.  I fit into a size 6 wedding gown, but it wont zip around the girls so I had to find the size that does and bring in the rest :-/

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

For Bonnie Bride: 5’0″ ~140, I bought a size 12 but now at 130 I could go with an 8 or 10. At the time wore a 8 in street size pants, 12 in dresses probably.

For David’s Bridal: 5’0″ (but with 3″ heels), ~130, I bought a size 8 but when I was down 4-5 lbs I could down to a 6 if it weren’t for my chest. Wear a comfortable 4 in the same street brand, maybe 10 in dresses (thank you chest)

I carry most of my weight in my chest and hips.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Im 5’3 106lbs. My Justin Alexander dress is a size 6.

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

5’1″ 236lbs size 22 Alfred Angelo Bridal dress.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

i’ve only tried on ella bridals gowns so far…i’m currently 5’8 and 175lb, and the 12s were too small and 16s too big, so i think i’m a 14 there.  i’d expressed my desire to lose approximately 35lb and she seemed to think i’d be an 8 at that point.  i don’t think i’ll ever be an 8…i think i’ll probably be a 10 at 5’8 and 140lb, but i have a wide frame across the hips.  even when i was skinny (~120lb) i was hopelessly pear-shaped.

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