(Closed) Seriously…what’s up with wedding dress sizing?

posted 13 years ago in Dress
Post # 32
302 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

This happened to me yesterday!  I am a size 14 and had 10 & 12 to try on.  The majority I could at least get on, but there was one mermaid style dresses that weren’t going to go.  I don’t want to rip the gown either, but the lady just kept saying you know they make these in sample sizes and don’t send out sizes for full figured people like you, that’s why I showed you the full figure gowns.  Way to make it a special experience for me.  I almost left, but there was one dress I loved and they are the only people in state that carry it….so now I am most likely going to give my business to someone who spent time insulting me.

Post # 33
608 posts
Busy bee

My dress is a 6. When I tried it on it was HUGE on me. Which means I must have been a 2. I do NOT look like a 2. NOT AT ALL

Post # 35
1839 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

vanity sizing… everyone caters to it except wedding dresses (and almost everyone outside of america).

though… i ended up getting a dress with a number size smaller than my street clothing because it’s a ballgown and didn’t get the hips measured (so i guess it’s my bottom that is the biggest part of me lol)

Post # 37
358 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

from what i can gather, american sizes are 2 to 4 sizes smaller than australian and european sizes. 

if we are a 12, we order a 12. However if we are ordering an american piece of clothing we order a smaller size.

I love ordering american street clothes, it makes me feel so skinny!


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