(Closed) Wedding Dress Sizes?!

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
8353 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

You are not fat. Wedding gowns and designer gowns have a much different sizing scale than normal clothes. It is best to order the gown in the largest size that you are according to the designer’s chart. The rest can be taken in.

Post # 5
335 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

YOU ARE NOT FAT!  Stupid “wedding dress” sizes run small which makes us Brides order way bigger dresses to mess with our self esteem….lol (maybe that is a lil overboard but you get my drift)  I am also totally sensitive about this issue because I just tried on my dress last week and it didn’t fit!  Booooo Hoooo (this is me crying)  I am normally a size 10 and I felt “safe” ordering a 14…..but I should have ordered a 16!  That’s crazy!  I refuse to do any alterations to it so I am on a “seefood” diet….I just see food but don’t eat it =(

Post # 6
837 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Wedding gowns will be bigger than your actual size.   For example I am a street size 4 and my wedding dress is a size 8 (though does have to be taken in).  Make sure you are professionally measured before ordering because a size 16 or 18 sounds way too big for you even in wedding dresses.

Post # 7
2090 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Don’t let the little label on the dress discourage you!!! It’s them, not you. I’m a size 2-4 in all regular clothes, and my dress is a size 10 and needed no alternations to fit (well, except hemming!). Don’t let the sticker bug you, no one knows but you what size it is.

Post # 8
140 posts
Blushing bee

don’t worry! i was told by one consultant that bridal sizes always are bigger than street sizes, and the more expensive the designer, the more likely you’ll have to go up to a bigger size.  so apparently bigger size = more expensive dress. haha.

Post # 9
3613 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

@zaylee: I think this is true! I got measured as :

Size 2 in David’s Bridal and Alfred Angelo (dresses I looked : <$1200)

Size 4 in Maggie Sottero and Pronovias ($1000-$2500)

Size 6 in Lazaro and Romona Keveza (> $3000)

Post # 11
445 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

My Alfred Angelo was about the same as my street size, but I think some of the wedding dress designers still use traditional “couture” sizing. Sewing patterns still use this sizing. If you are sewing, you always have to buy a much bigger number size than if you’re buying clothes off the rack.

Don’t get hung up on the number! Nobody’s going to know the “size” of the dress, only how fabulous you look in it. 🙂

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