Post # 1
Compared to a street size, how far out of wack was your gown?
Mine is within a size (street 12ish, gown 14)
However, just ordered my BM’s dresses, and holy crap, my one Bridesmaid or Best Man is a size 18! She wears a size 12 usually!! We’ve double checked the measurements, and they are right, but due to her waist, she needs an 18! I am in shock at how weird they are sized!
Post # 3
I’m a street size 2 and I bought a gown size 8 (but it was a sample…I would have ordered a 6).
Post # 4
Yeah, I was surprised when I ordered my dress. I am a street size 4, and had to order an 8.
Post # 5
I’m usually a 2, and I ordered a 6 and it fits me perfectly. The consultant wanted me to order a 10 though -_-
Post # 5
I was a bridesmaid in a wedding and I was a street size 8 but the dress I ordered ended up being a 4! I know usually wedding and bridesmaids dresses are ordered larger but for some reason that particular dress ran so so big! I haven’t worn a 4 since I was in like early high school years! I really don’t understand why the sizing is so over the place for bridal attire!
Post # 6
I was reading this article recently that talks about how some clothing sizes are adapting to the ‘growing’ population and others arn’t. It appears that most of the higher up clothing sizes are the ones staying with the origional sizes and the discounted lines are printing different sizes that make people feel better about them selves. It is a pretty intereting article.
and it does explaine why my dresses from the limited and anthropologie are a 4 and others are anywhere between 0 and a 6. I have a vintage dress that I love and fits me just as well as an anthro 4 but it is a size 12!
that is a copy of the article if anyone is interested
Post # 7
I’m a street size 16, but my dress is a 22! Frigging big chest was 1/2 inch too big for the 20, which was already too big in the waist and hips. But my dress buttons all the way up the back :-S.
Post # 8
I had always heard that bridal runs very small but I am a street size 4 and so was my Casablanca!
Post # 9
I’m a street size 4 and I had to order an 8.
Post # 10
I’m a 14/16 street and my dress is a 16.
Post # 11
Actually most of the dresses I tried on were right in my normal dress size, size 18.
That number is so depressing.
Post # 12
im a street size 0/2 and had to order an 8!! i hope it fits ok!
Post # 13
I’m a street 2 and mine is a 4
Post # 14
I am a size 12 and my dress is actually a size 12. I had heard about the sizes being smaller before I went dress shopping so I thought the 12 would be too small but it fit great.
Post # 15
I’m a street size 6 and I ordered a size 4 wedding dress. American sizes are so skewed so I didn’t put any stock into it. It used to be that US sizes were two smaller than Europe/Australia (i.e. US size 8 was a UK size 12), but now American sizes are getting so big that despite still wearing a size 12 in the UK/Australia, I now wear a 4 or a 6 in the US. Crazy. I think wedding dresses are more in line with European sizes and remain somewhat constant, whilst American sizes are getting bigger and bigger.