(Closed) Wedding dress Sizes!!!

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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2759 posts
Sugar bee

Nobody’s going to see the label but you, so why should it matter? That’s how I feel, honestly. Clothing “sizes” are so subjective anyway. I have pants right now in 4 different sizes, all fit me about the same. Measurements are a far better way to assess what clothes will fit than an arbitrary size. If you look beautiful and the dress fits well, what matters what size it is? 🙂

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I don’t know, but I’m a 4/5 street clothes and I just ordered a size 10 dress. I feel your pain.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I usually wear a size 2.  My wedding gown is a 6.  

However, bridal wear isn’t small, it’s true to size.  A size 6 in normal clothing today is larger than it was in, say, 1960.  People mistakenly say things like that Marilyn Monroe was plus sized because she wore a dress size 12.  Well, at the time that wasn’t plus sized–she was actually quite thin.  But a 12 now would be a larger sized dress.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

They vary a lot by designer, too, so I wouldn’t let it get to you… I’m an 8/10 depending, and tried on 10s that fit pretty well at one shop, but somehow got my hips (I’m not proportional up top) into some 4s at Alfred Angelo.  Yeah, I couldn’t figure that one out, either.

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’m typically a 0-2 and my dress was a 6. All because of my hip measurement… Lol damn booty

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

My dress was ordered 2 sizes bigger than my street clothes size.  My dress was ordered to fit the biggest part of my body (my chest, lol) the rest of me fit a size smaller. So I really wouldn’t worry about the size you ordered.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012 - Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards

The problem is that US sizes have changed over the years.  I sometimes wish US companies would use waist and bust measurements in clothes the way mens’ designers use waist and inseem.

A size 6 means different things at different stores, but they couldn’t play games with a 28″ waist.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011 - Bent Creek Winery (Livermore, California); Reception: Family Residence (San Ramon, California)

@mink: So true, Mink, So true! I’m seriously jealous that Darling Husband is the same size in every store and doesn’t even have to try on clothes because it’s all based on measurements. Whereas I’m all over the map! 

 @Rhi: Don’t worry too much about the size. I’m sure you look stunning in your dress, and no one will ever know the size unless you tell them. You could even do what my aunt does–cut out the tags! 

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012 - Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards

@parasol: The last time this came up (probably a week ago!), I checked my closet and I have four different sizes in there.  In recent years, sizing doesn’t even seem consistent in the same store.

Ten years ago, I would buy things at Banana Republic without trying on.  I wouldn’t dream of doing it now.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

me too..im a a size 10 in regular dresses..but she ordered the gown in size 14..hmmm..she said they run small too..but mine is a corset close up anyway.. its better..i can make it tighter or not it depends

Post # 14
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

I am like typically around a size 5/6 ( I’m almost 5″9) in Jeans and I had to get a 14 in a wedding dress! Its pure craziness.

As some of the PP’s said, I wish it were like mens sizing! Its so honest and easy.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011 - Bent Creek Winery (Livermore, California); Reception: Family Residence (San Ramon, California)

@mink: I know! It’s so annoying! Even when I shop at one store, I could walk out with three things in three different sizes. It really shouldn’t be like that! I recently checked the sizing chart at one of the stores I regularly frequent, and it actually lists different measurements for the same size for pants and jeans (i.e. a 4 in pants=a 6 in jeans, measurement-wise). What the heck?

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