Post # 1
I’m relatively short (5’2) and on the heavier side. I am well-proportioned (e.g. I have a full chest, curvy hips, stomach is still smaller than my chest) but I am absolutely terrified that the idea of a wedding dress will be lost on me. I don’t want to look like a blob on my wedding day.
I’ve been going to the gym/hiking lately, and I’ve been eating a lot better. However, there is still the reality that I might be this size come my wedding.
Could any brides in a similar size range post picture of their wedding gowns? Also if you could show me pics of hair/makeup that works on us larger gals, that would be awesome too. I need ideas and I see a lot of very fit brides and I’m afraid that what works on them will not work on me!
Post # 3
im a street size 14. You just have to try on a bunch of shapes and find what works for you. Don’t be afraid. There is a dress for every body 🙂
Post # 4
GORGEOUS! You look so blissfully happy.
Post # 5
I was a street size 12 when I first tried on dresses. Some shapes looked odd but others looked amazing! you really do need to try on all different styles to see what makes you feel beautiful.
Post # 6
I’m 5’7 street size 10. My dress was a 12 I believe. I was nervous about dress shopping too, but I found a place that has dresses in every size. So even if I wasn’t able to try on the dress I wanted (I was) in my size I could try on something that was similiar. My dress had a built in corset which was a blessing in regards to style but so very uncomfortable. With everything going on I didn’t really notice the discomfort unless I was sitting, which there wasn’t much of!
Post # 7
@VictoriaK1990: I’m 5’4″ (on a good day) and wear a street size 10-12 US. I’m a fairly hourglass shape, with some extra pudge in places I’m not thrilled about. You’ll be fine and feel beautiful, I promise!
The dress I chose (and ordered in a 12) is:
I also tried on and quite liked:
Post # 8
I am 5″1 and a street size 12. i tend to hate clothes shopping and generally don’t feel very good about how i look. I too was terrified about dress shopping, i expected it to be as bad as bathing suit shopping! My Maid/Matron of Honor swore it wouldn’t be that bad and finally talked me into it. She was right, i LOVED wedding dress shopping. They are made so well and are so flattering. I don’t think i tried ona single dress that made me feel bad about myself. It was a clear choice for me but honestly, many of them were a good option and i would have felt great in them. i think you need to just suck it up and go try some on, hopefully you will also be pleasantly surprised
Post # 9
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
@VictoriaK1990: You describe me almost exactly. I am 5’2.5″ and a street size 8-10 (depends on where I buy it from.) It helps to be well-proportioned, try to play up your hourglass figure.
Post # 11
- Wedding: October 2021 - Wyckoff, NJ
Size 12 Dress on me…
Don’t pay attention to the size. Seriously if you can, don’t even find out what size they ordered you. It’s almost always going to be disappointing and doesn’t play any part of how beautiful you will look the day of 🙂
Post # 13
I was a street size 12-14 when I started dress shopping, and am currently 10-12. Honestly, I was depressed after the first small shop I went to because I couldn’t even fit their 16s, and their next size up was 20+. Honestly, ignore the size and focus on the style. You could even describe to the consultant what you like to avoid looking at all the size numbers yourself.
Post # 14
I was a street size 8 when I bought my dress. I actually am not thrilled with the way it looked on my wedding day, but it was my fault. I gained 5 pounds the two weeks before the wedding because my MA thesis was also due. Before that the dress was basically perfect.
Post # 15
Street size 10 is considered “full-figured”? :S
Post # 16
As someone who works (part-time) in retail,
I can assure you that the most common sizes are 12 &14. We can never have enough 12s and 14s.
A street size of ten is actually smaller than average.