(Closed) Hello Plus Sized Brides!

posted 8 years ago in Full Figured
Post # 3
7586 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

So I am a street 12 and a designer 14. My wedding dress is a size 18, mostly to accomodate the girls 😉  Wedding dresses also vary by designer as well. So sometimes the 14 would work and sometimes I felt packed into an 18. 

Post # 4
6394 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’m a 12 on bottom, 14 on top usually, but I ordered my wedding dress in a 16 to allow room for my chest. It depends on the designer, really, but typically it’s 1-2 sizes larger than your street size.

Post # 5
17 posts
  • Wedding: October 2009

There’s a huge variation in sizing. Some brands, like David’s Bridal and Eden, use “vanity sizing”, or true sizes. So if you’re an 8, you’ll be more likely to wear an 8 in their brands.

Most other brands run 2-3 sizes smaller. Sometimes the style will affect sizing, too. For example, if you’re really busty, you may have to go up 4 sizes and have the rest brought in.

Hope that helps!


Post # 6
166 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I’m a street size 16 and found it varied by designer. In Davids Bridal and Maggie sottero I was a 16- in Casablanca I measured out to a 20 and Allure I was a 22. It’s best not to worry about the size on the tag and just find a gown that makes you feel gorgeous <3

Post # 7
337 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Hey ladies! I’m a street 12-14 and had to purchase a sz 16 gown.. but it was super flattering!


Post # 8
6891 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

@xxjessmicaxx: You looked fantastic in your dress. SERIOUSLY.

And to OP: I’m a street size 18/20 and tend to have to go up a size or two in dresses. But don’t worry about the size of the dress; worry about how it fits YOUR body shape. 🙂

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