Post # 1
I’ve yet to try on any dresses in a bridal store, I’m not sure if I’m up for the sales
pressure. I’m eloping and want a simple inexpensive dress and am looking online.
Basically, how many sizes do you go up for a wedding dress?
I know there are size charts and measurements, I’m just getting a rough idea.
Some of my measurements dont fit into any specific size.
I’m 5 10 and 185 ( ugh) and a size 14 dress/ jeans in real life……
Thank you Bees!
Post # 3
16 or 18 I think. I’m a 12 normally and ordered a 14 in my Maggie. We both have roughly the same measurements.
Post # 4
@pppuser852: I’m hoping to lose weight, although I’ve said that for a decade. Something about an 18 is depressing, although I know it’s only a number.
Thanks! Are you tall too? What style looked best?
Post # 5
Totally depends on the designed. Sometimes it’s one size, sometimes two or three. It also depends on the dress and where you carry your weight. I’m a street 8/10, but 8 was anywhere from a 10 to a 14 in bridal.
Post # 6
It really depends. For me I ended getting a dress that was a size 8 and I wear a street size 10/12
Post # 7
Thanks everyone ~
I should try some on before I even order online I guess. I’ve waited my whole life for this
but am now kind of dreading it for some odd reason. I just dislike the sales pressure at a time
when I’m insecure about my weight and finances….
Post # 8
For general reference here’s the David’s Bridal size chart. I was a size 12 with 44″ hips and a size 14 @ DB. It really depends on your shape because if I had a larger chest and smaller hips I would still be a 12.
Post # 9
I’m a 12/14. They ordered an 18 (not considered women’s size for my designer meaning no charge) and it will be tailored to my exact size. Everything in the size 12 sample fit except my hips. I was able to get it on & zipped but it pulled. I was actually a 16 measurement in the hips but came within 1/4 of an inch or something weird on designer chart so she wanted to go a size up for safety since it’s better to be too big. I agreed.
Post # 10
depends on the designer could be 16-20 all gowns run small
Post # 11
I’m a 14 street and I wore a size 18 Allure as a bridesmaid, but a 22 Allure Romance for my wedding dress. I think it depends on the designer and the dress itself. Some of the other designers ran much smaller too FYI.
Post # 12
It really can go anywhere! I’m 5’5 and weigh 168. I tried on size 10 to size 20, NO JOKE. The 20 hurt my feelings, but the clamps helped make me feel better. Given I used to be really big over 350+ lbs big, I ended up going to bhldn or bhldn.com and getting a dress they run street size and I’m a 10/12 my dress was a 10 so it also depends if you go to a traditional bridal store which uses bridal sizes or go to something a bit different like j crew or bhldn which are more street size based.
hope this helps!
Post # 13
i’m 5’9″ 165 lbs and a 12-14 in street size and was actually a 12 for a dress at both DB and Alfred Angelo.
Post # 14
I’m a street size 14/16 and I ordered my Galina dress in a 20 (though I do want to lose a little more weight before the wedding). Some dresses run smaller than others, some run larger, some are pretty spot on with your street size. I would suggest going to try some on so you can get a better idea.
Post # 15
@CaymanGirl: Depends on the designer. Alfred Angelo is the same as street size.
Post # 16
I had to go up three sizes in bridal. It was not fun. 🙂