Post # 1
Hi bees – well today is my first fitting. I should be excited but instead I’m stressing. I wear a size 4 in dress pants and a size 6 in dresses. Unfortunately my wedding dress size is a 12. I’m an absolute wreck about it. The thought of getting married in a double digit size dress is driving me to take some unhealthy steps to weight loss (not really eating, working out a lot).
I have always believed that your wedding dress size is your “true” size so how do I let go of the stress that number is causing me? I am going to have the tag cut out so NO ONE (including my groom) knows the size but the dress shop and me. What else can I do?
Post # 3
It is NOT your true size. Seriously, you said you’re a 4 and a 6 – stick to that. It’s just a number on a label anyways.
Post # 4
I think probably everyone on this site has had to order up a few sizes when they bought their wedding dress or even a bridesmaid dress. It’s no big deal, hun! Your wedding dress isn’t about the number on the tag at all. And don’t forget, even once you get your dress in, it will be altered to fit you perfectly, so it won’t even be a “size” any longer, it will just be sized to you!
Post # 5
@coolbride125: someone who is a 24 street size is obviously not a big person AT ALL. forget the number.
Post # 6
Wedding sizes are insane. I’m a 16-18 and a bridal size 20. My bridal shop ordered a 24 and I freaked. Ended up having to alter it down to a 20, they just wanted to make money. But that’s another story for another day.
Post # 7
Cut the tag off the dress and don’t think about it. You are going to be beautiful no matter what the tag says.
Post # 8
@coolbride125: dresses run small. Plus, you always order them larger to ensure there’s enough room for alterations. The number on a clothing tag is subjective and not important. It’s how you feel that matters.
If you are a 4 everywhere else in life but a 12 in a wedding dress, clearly that is not your “real” size.
Post # 9
It’s not your true size at all! Everyone I know had to go a few sizes up. I had to order a size 10 and I’m pretty petite so don’t worry about it! I’m sure you look fab!
Post # 10
Wedding dress sizes are different from street sizes. Every bride has to size up from her normal clothing/dress size. Nothing to stress about!
Post # 11
@coolbride125: Anytime that I have ordered a good ballgown, or even my wedding dress, it has been two times my normal street size prior to alterations…hope this helps
Post # 12
happened to me too, it sucks but just remember you are not alone and almost all wedding dresses will be the same!
Post # 13
I felt the same way when they told me I had to order a 10! I was horrified as I normally wear a size 2 or 4. I got over it though because wedding dress sizes are just differently sized and it really is just a number. I dont even think wedding dresses come with a size number in them anyways..so dont worry!!
Post # 14
I wear a 6 and also ordered a size 12 dress. A size is a number and nothing else. Who cares?
Post # 15
- Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House
@hikerchick: That’s what I was going to say. Take your measurements and be happy with those. These numbers don’t mean anything. If I was to make you a skirt and say that in my sizes you were a 22, would that make you feel awful, or would you just think I was nuts. Someone made them up, and it’s mostly because people get their dresses altered, so if they want to have sizes be closer together in order to fit better, they need to bump some of the numbers up. It doesn’t mean they are now bigger
Post # 16
It isn’t your “true” size at all….especially because every single manufacturer does their sizing differently. I am a street size 10 and my wedding dress was a….10. I thought that was so weird when many of the other dresses I tried on were 14s or even 16s. But then I found a thread somewhere that said my dress brand (wtoo by watters) was a little more true-to-size. So then it made sense.
Your dress is just one of the designers that has weird sizing.