Post # 1
I am going to try on wedding dresses for the first time next week. While I’m excited, I’m also a little nervous about the sizing. I wear a street size 24ish (26 in some places). I have a DB bridesmaid dress that is a 26 and it fits well (too big in spots). Do the DB bridesmaid dresses and wedding dresses run the same?
Also, if there are any bee’s out there around the same size as me, I would love to see pictures of you in your dress. It’s hard judging what will actually look good on my body type. Thanks!
Post # 3
not the same size as you – but as far as DB sizes go…in my case they were not close…I wear a size 12 in “street clothes” (and a lot of ‘juniors’ sizes) but had to go up to a size 16 plus at DB. Mainly my issue is that I have very broad shoulders. I ended up having it altered at the waistline a lot, but they shoulders were almost too small!
I actually tried on a few regular size 12’s and 14’s – and they fit great around the middle – but I couldn’t zip them up past my mid back. 🙁
Honestly, a few 18’s fit, shoulder wise, but of course were way too big in the middle…
Just remember, though, the number on that tag doesn’t mean a thing as long as you look gorgeous in it, which I’m sure you will!
Post # 4
I wear a size 18, and I fit with their undergarments in a size 20. My sister is a street size 16 but has a large bust, she had to go with an 18. My Maid/Matron of Honor is a street size 12, and most of the dresses fit her in size 12 but she has a smaller frame than my sister and I.
Post # 5
Davids ran true to size for me if it fits snugg at the store def. go up a size cuz people trying on dresses there seem to strech them out so to be safe go up a size, I swore I was gunna lose weight before my wedding but listend to the person who worked there and went up a size,, and well I gained like 10 lbs. and my dress still fits great lol the rouging cant spell lol will look slimming on anyone!! might wanna stay away from them girtiles the hoop thing that goes under the dress I thought it looked like it added weight to me loved the dress without it totaly diff look! good luck and have fun!!!! ordered in a 20 also..
Post # 6
When I tried on wedding dresses there, it wasn’t too far off from my street size. I normally wear a 14 or 16 (depending on the brand) and I was able to fit into a 14, but was more comfortable in a 16, so I ended up getting the 16. It also has a corset back so if I were to gain or lose a little bit of weight it would still fit either way.
Post # 7
- Wedding: July 2010 - The Tower Club
I’m a little larger than you and while I don’t have any photos of me in David’s Bridal, here I am in some Alfred Angelo dresses.
The fit really depends on your body type. I wear a 26 in street clothes, and should fit into David’s Bridal 26W. However, I’m close to an hourglass shape, and the dresses seem cut for pears/apple shapes since that is what most women are. All of them fit fine on the bottom, were fine in the waist, and too small on top.
Post # 8
Here i am in a DB size 26, tho they ordered me a 30. She told me she would fit me into a 26 and sure enough she did it.
Post # 9
in a street size 22/24.. i first ordered a 26 but lost some weight so they reordered me a 24 and it fits great not alterations needed
Post # 10
yes, i wore the same size DB bridesmaid dress as their wedding dress size.
Post # 11
I’m about the same size as you, and my DB dress was actually a size 22. I’m smaller on top with bigger hips (pants I wear a 24/sometimes 26, but I have several 16/18 shirts), and it was an a-line dress, so I think that’s why the 22 worked. The only alteration I needed was to have the halter straps shortened.
Not the greatest pic (it’s just from my MIL’s cameral), but here’s my actual dress:
Post # 12
I am a street size 20, and ending up purchasing an 18W at DB. It is a zip up and is a little tight at the top (I have some bodacious ta-tas), but I really do plan on losing a few before my wedding day.
When I first started shopping for dresses, I thought that there was no-way I could rock a mermaid style – but I totally do and I am thrilled. So don’t be afraid to try on dress style syou are unsure about. DB is a great place to do that since they have so many larger sizes to try on.
Post # 13
@pamphilia: You look FANTASTIC in that dress!!