(Closed) Another wedding dress post with instructions!

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
1536 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@Bellagiobride:  U look Gorgeous. My Dress size was a 10 and my street size is 9/10 so I was really happy it didn’t change.


Post # 4
603 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

I’m a street size 12-14, and my dress was 16W. You look gorgeous! Nothing to feel a certain way about.

This picture was taken a couple weeks ago when I went to pick up my dress.


Post # 5
12247 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

@Bellagiobride:  Firstly, your dress is INCREDIBLE!

Second, I wore a Maggie–street size 4,Maggie size 6!

Post # 6
1416 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

Dress sizes are absolutely asinine. I told them not to tell me what dress size I was because I knew the number would depress me, even knowing it wasn’t real.

I’m a street size 4-6, and my dress was a 12 (!!!!) altered down to a 10 in most spots (measured for my hips, brought in several inches elsewhere). They told me and I was appalled, haha. But whatever, in the end it was an even more made up size since it was tailored to my body anyway.


Post # 7
1735 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

No good pics of me in my dress yet (needs alterations first!) but I am a street size 10/12 and according to David’s Bridal size charts I am a size 16.

Post # 8
278 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I’m a street size 6, my dress was a size 10 (probably should have been an 8 as it ended up fitting a little big on the big day and I hadn’t lost weight).

Post # 10
2566 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@Bellagiobride:  I wear a 4 in pants, usually a 6 in dresses to accommodate my chest, and this is me in the size 8 sample:

It took the jaws of life to zip that thing up, it’s so tight it makes me look totally boob-less and I’m a D-cup.  I bought the sample so here’s hoping the seamstress who told me she could make it fit was true to her word 🙂

Wedding dress sizes are ridiculous.

Also you look SO INSANELY GORGEOUS in those photos, you make a beautiful bride, congratulations!

Post # 11
7276 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

I bought a size 10 off the rack and it was a little big (as a street size 10). Then, I lost 30 pounds and my seamstress still managed to make it fit! So I really have no idea what size it ended up being. However, that street size 10 is definitely due to my hips so if it was a tight dress through the hips I probably would have needed a larger size. For reference, I needed a 14 for a Bridesmaid or Best Man dress I had because it was tight through the hips 🙂

This is the only good pic I currently have after alterations as I don’t have my professional pictures back yet!


Post # 12
458 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I’m a street 8, and they had to order me a 10, so not too bad.

The real kicker was my bridesmaid – a street 10 (I witnessed her fitting into 10s firsthand)…SIZE 20!  What the?!?!  It was purely in the hips, they’re going to have to alter the top and waist like crazy.

Post # 13
666 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Beautiful dress!

I try not to get hung up on the number but it is so difficult.  FI was buying me a new winter coat last year and I wouldn’t get the one that was the higher size, even though it fit the same as a different coat marked with a lower size…

The wedding dress I bought was a store sample, so I had to get a size too small for me and have a corset back put in for it to fit.  The fact that it is a smaller size felt good, even though the size really didn’t “fit” lol.  Shows how ingrained that size number gets in our brains!

I also really wish that manufacturers would standardize sizing.  It would make it so much easier.  

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