(Closed) Dress Sizing opinions

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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279 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

My dress, as well as both bridesmaid dresses I have worn recently, have been 2 sizes larger than my normal jean size. My dress is by Allure, and my b-maid dresses are by Badgley Mischka

BUT, I think David’s dresses are more true to size – the dresses I tried on there were actually the same size as my jean size.

Post # 4
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796 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

I think bridal sizes are weird. I have a Maggie Sottero wedding gown and my bridesmaids are wearing Alfred Angelo. We were all about the same size as our street size. Maybe it varies by brand? I remember the first store where I went to try on dresses, a girl was in there being fitted and said she was normally a size 4 wearing a size 10 wedding dress! I was so nervous nothing would fit me after that!

Post # 5
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2434 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

I got my dress at DB (and have gotten a bunch of Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses from them over the years) and have always gotten the same size as my ‘street size’.  They seem to run pretty similar to street sizes.

It probably varies by designer.

Post # 6
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456 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

As a Bridesmaid or Best Man wearing a DB dress, it was a size or two bigger than I wore. As a bride, not trying on DB dresses (HATE DB), I’ve had to try on between a size bigger and 3 sizes bigger to get the right fit. I guess it does depend on the designer, and probably the style as well.

Post # 7
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3332 posts
Sugar bee

I think the sizing varies by brand.  I have been told that DB runs true to size, unlike other designers who run on a smaller scale.  I wore my street size at DB (as a Bridesmaid or Best Man in other weddings and when I tried dresses there) but as many as 2 sizes bigger in other brands.  I ordered 2 sizes bigger than my regular dress size, because of the bust measurement in my actual dress.

Post # 8
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752 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I honestly do not know the size of my dress, and I don’t care to. All I care about is the fact that I feel (and think I *look*) amazing in it.

Just curious, and no offense intended, but why do people worry about their bridal sizes? It doesn’t make sense to me…

Post # 9
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7082 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

I got a size bigger than my normal street size…  My dress needs to be taken in now.  Everyone told me that wedding dresses run smaller than size, but in my case it would have been true to size.  I think it depends on the designer.

Post # 10
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1276 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I think it depends on the designer, the cut, and where you carry your weight.  In BM’s dresses I’m pretty similar to my regular dress size, but that’s b/c the dresses I’ve worn have all been flowy A-lines.  My hips are wider than normal for my size (and many designers charts), but that doesn’t really impact the fit of these dresses.  The bridal salons still recommend going with the smaller size b/c the only fitted areas are in the bodice.  If yours BMs tend to carry a little bit extra in your midsection or are bustier, then I can easily see them needing to go up a size (and they’ll possibly need some tailoring depending on the cut of the dress).

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