(Closed) Street Size Vs Wedding Gown Size

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 32
1624 posts
Bumble bee

I am generally a 0-2 and my dress was size 4. I never ttied on any traditional bridal gowns, but when I got fitted for a bridesmaid dress they ordered me a size 2 based on my measurements. 

Post # 33
755 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

I’m in Australia, I wear size 8 (a U.S. 2-4) in clothes. My dress has been ordered in size 8, because that was the size that would apparently fit me according to my measurements. Is there some different sizing scheme for wedding dresses in the US?!?! In Australia street size and wedding dress size are exactly the same. 

OP nobody is looking at the size tag on your dress. They have to order it in the size of your widest measurement then tailor it in to fit you – surely this is better than ordering a too-small dress out of vanity over the stupid number on the tag!!! Good work on your weight loss, I’m sure your dress will look amazing. 

Post # 34
603 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2016 - Athol Hall, Mosman

Iunno, it’s really based on the designers. I’m a pear shaped plus sized bride in Australia and my street size on this side of the ocean is a 22/24 (damn hips!). I’m like a 20/22 in the states. My bridal salon ordered my dress (an Alfred Angelo) in a size 18 according to my measurements. I was super nervous about it even though it’s a corset ballroom gown because after reading all the bridal guides and forums, I was fully expecting to have to purchase anything in a 24w/26. In any case, my wedding is a yr away so I’m just gonna try to exercise more and not eat anything until then (j/k about the not eating).

Post # 35
372 posts
Helper bee

I’m an Aussie 10-12 and was 10 or 12 in bridal depending on the designer so I think Bridal seems to run closer to our sizing. All the dresses I tried on were US designers too.

Post # 36
5188 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

Street size 4, dress size 8.

Post # 37
12 posts
  • Wedding: July 2015

im a 16-18 and had to order a 20W. They want you to order bigger to have more fabric for alterations

Post # 38
302 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2015 - Golf Course

I ended up with a dress that’s the same as my street size, if not one size smaller than I normally buy. This may have something to do with the fact that I frequently shop at stores (Forever 21, H&M, etc.) that have “junior” sizing sometimes, I find they run much smaller than most women’s stores. 

Post # 39
164 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I am a street size 4-6. I had my Maggie Sottero gown ordered in a size 8 based on my hip measurement. I just had my first fitting and my gown is big and needs to be taken in pretty much everywhere. I probably could have gotten the size 6 but it’s easier to take in than to let out. 

Post # 40
528 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

I actually have no idea what size my dress is.  Think it was made to my measurements actually (they obviously didnt measure my shoulders though)

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