(Closed) Typical Bridal sample sizes

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
2475 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

In my experience, most of the shops I went to had sample sizes that usually fit around sizes 6 to 10 street size.

Post # 4
16213 posts
Honey Beekeeper


I agree with Tulip for the most part, but I have gone to stores that have had “sample” sizes that are much too big for me, and I am a street size 10. So Tulip is right that in general, that’s pretty much what you find, but don’t feel like you’ll be confined to only that. And even if some sample sizes don’t fit all the way, you can still usually get a pretty good idea of how a dress will look on you! At least in my experience. 🙂

Post # 5
188 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Most of the ones I tried on we’re a ‘bridal’ size 6 – 12.  There were also a couple 2’s & 16’s.

Post # 7
818 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

Most bridal stores will try to stock a variety of sizes, but most dresses will probably be bridal 8-14 which is street size 4-10. David’s Bridal may size differently. Do not be shocked if you have to go up about 2 dress sizes. Unfortunately that is normal in wedding gowns and bridesmaid dresses.

Post # 8
1088 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

They are almost always 8 and 10

Post # 9
1067 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I say mostly 8 and 10, that’s what I remember trying on

Post # 10
3613 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Almost always 10’s and 12’s here in LA.

Post # 11
19 posts
  • Wedding: March 2011

This is somewhat related, but does anyone know how long bridal salons keep sample dresses before selling them?

Post # 12
617 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

@ ninja-my experience was that they were generally size 8-12


@sunset-I don’t think there is a general rule of thumb on that.  I think it depends on the style of the dress/popularity.  I went back to the salon to try on the sample my dress a couple weeks ago and they sold it.  🙁 boooo

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