Post # 1
I know sizes for bridal dresses vary by designer, so this poll isn’t very scientific haha. But I was wondering how many differences in size does your wedding dress size vary from your normal street size. You don’t have to comment and give your specific sizes or anything, since I know that’s a little personal. I’m just curious to see the difference 🙂
Post # 3
I had a J. Crew gown and it was the same as my street size.
Post # 4
I voted based off dresses that had sample sizes and how they fit me.
My dress doesn’t come in sizes so I don’t know for it. The salon just took my measurements and the dress is made to custom measure rather than ordering in a size and then altering.
The dresses I tried on ranged from my street size in the dress fitting me perfectly, a few in my street size were too big, many in my street size were a size or 2 too small.
Post # 5
I put plus one, but honestly I don’t know what my true street size is some days. I tend to wear size 6 clothes and my dress was ordered in a size 8, but that was to accomidate my rib cage and the rest will prob have to be taken back down a size. The sample I tried on was a size 6. I’m hoping it was stretched out though and that the 8 will fit perfectly. I should be getting it in any day now, so we will see!
Post # 6
I tend to be a street size 10 on top, 12 on the bottom, but I ordered my wedding dress in a 16 and it needed very little alterations.
However, I did try on one size 28 that I couldn’t even get on it was so tiny. Clearly that designer wants to make brides cry.
Post # 7
@SapphireSun: That designer’s sizing is crazy! I don’t even want to think about the fit of their size 2s. Wow. That definitely doesn’t make the standard up a size or two from your normal size system seem as bad now.
Post # 8
I was somewhere in between 1-2 sizes larger than my street size (my dress is an anjolique).
Post # 9
I usually wear a 0 or 2, my dress is a 4 and I could’ve easily gotten away with a 6….it’s pretty tight!
Post # 10
I was an 18 at the time of purchase, so I ordered my normal size, luckily went down to a solid 16 by the time the dress came in and fit PERFECT, now down to a street size 14, I have a feeling the fit will be perfect! And thank God for that corset back! Will give me a little nervous-Day-of room! hehe
Post # 11
I ordered my dress in the sample size 10, but I usually wear a street size 4-6 in dresses. However, that’s not accounting for tendency to buy dresses that allow plently of room for my, ahem, “ample” backside…I’m a street size 10 in any dresses that are form-fitting below the waist.
Post # 12
@Gina-Marie: Sounds like we’re about the same size! My dress size was between a 2 and a 4 because my bust is smaller, so my bridal consultant recommended I get the larger size. My dress hasn’t come in yet, so I’m nervous about the fit and hope it doesn’t have to be altered too much.
Post # 13
I’m a size 2 up top, a size 8 down below, and I am 5’10” without shoes. I was recommended to order an 8, which I did. I think it has more to do about where the dress hugs and what your measurements in those areas are. I think for my dress it should be okay, but I hate HATE that there is so much extra bust room. The only way that it’s been suggested to me to fix it with alterations is to add cups or use chicken cutlets. Gross.
Post # 14
It’s kind of hard to compare between designers and brands, though. My Jim Hjelm size 10 won’t close by a few inches, but the Enzoani and Allure 10s were perfect, probably wouldn’t need any alterations. But I’m an 8 at David’s.
Then, on the clothing side, it depends on the brand. I’m a small or extra-small at Old Navy (! which is why I don’t shop there any more), but a 6 at Express.
So… yeah, it really depends on a lot!
Post # 15
It definitely depends on the designer. I am a street size 6, and in most bridal designers I was a 10. My dress is a Pronovias and has Spanish sizes which apparently run even larger, so I think they are ordering a me Spanish size 12! It’s crazy the difference, I am 4-6 sizes bigger in bridal than street size!
Post # 16
I’m normally a size 2 in jeans and XS in tops. Anywhere from 0-2 in dress size. I just purhcased my wedding dress and ordered a size 4… hope it fits! I keep having nightmares that it’s going to be too small!