(Closed) Size us 4 uk 6 let's see you in your dresses….

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Busy bee

UK size 6 is a 2 in the US ๐Ÿ™‚

I’m a UK 10 so no help here! x

ETA: super jealous you’re a size 6! nice!

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

Also super jealous you’re a 6! PP has already said my first thought though: UK 6 = US 2. I’m a UK 8, but I would love to get down to a 6 again, or even a 4… because I’m so short then smaller sizes look better on me!

Sorry I’m no help though! But if I were you then I would go for a very fitted dress to show off your shape.

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

@Kathryn4chris:  Ugh. My issue at the moment is trying to reconcile my weight with my size… because I muscle up so easily then the two are not so closely related. For example, I’ve had very similar measurements at 8st and 9.5st.

When I was 7.5st as a teenager (after an illness) then I was a UK 4/US 0, but I looked really awful… all my bones stuck out, and I had that bobble head that people get when they have cancer and things. However, I have also been a 4-6 and I looked amazing at that corresponding weight, because all the weight gain was muscle. It really depends how much muscle you’re packing!

I’m around 9st now and a “true” size 8. I’m muscling up again, though… my weight is starting to rise, but my body is starting to look better!

PS Which Justin Alexander dress? One of his gave me serious dress regret…

Post # 9
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

@Kathryn4chris:  I know what you mean! I have another problem… I used to be a gym bunny long ago, but I had a series of sports injuries, which finally resulted in me giving up for a few years and getting very fat. Sadly, my injuries destabilised my joints, though, so unless I lose weight then I’m facing some nasty leg problems.

The problem is that if I muscle up then this makes my leg problems worse, not better, because my joints don’t care if the extra weight is muscle or fat… they just aren’t coping with the weight… period!

EDIT: Like the dress, but if you don’t love it then you could always try to resell it. If you try to sell on ebay make sure you put a reserve. It would make a nice evening dress, but that is very expensive for an evening dress… I understand the dilemma because I had dress regret too, and I considered getting a replica made of another dress, and turning my existing dress into an evening dress by dying it black. However, I couldn’t justify spending several hundred £££ on an evening dress. That was the issue! Maybe if you wear evening dresses a lot? Do you go to many balls? I used to do a lot with the army, so I used to go to quite a few, but this isn’t the case now, sadly.

Post # 11
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

@Kathryn4chris:  Firstly, see edit above for dress advice ๐Ÿ™‚

Secondly… ugh, you know what the NHS is like, LOL! If you’re seriously ill, the NHS is an AMAZING thing. Can’t fault it. But unless you’re at death’s door then the service is slow and a pain in the arse.

If they had their way, they would literally wait until I was completely immobile and lame before doing anything about it, whereas I want to target the causes early!

Post # 13
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

@Kathryn4chris:  Well, you can always keep the dress and resell after August? It’s not like dresses depreciate in the same ways that cars and things do. If your new dress doesn’t arrive in time then you could add a bolero or a modesty panel to the existing dress, maybe? Or you could add capped sleeves?

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