(Closed) what do you consider a full figured bride??????

posted 9 years ago in Full Figured
  • poll: whats considered full figured?

    Size 10

    Size 12

    Size 14

    Size 16

    Size 18

    Size 20 +

  • Post # 3
    1388 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    Are you referring to street size or bridal gown size? I’ve heard they can be quite different

    Post # 5
    651 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    Street size I say 10 is full figured. I’m a size 10 in brides dresses but a size 4 in street sizes. 

    Post # 6
    3138 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2010 - Savannah, GA

    I would consider anything above a size 16 as full-figured, but only because statistics show the average woman from the U.S. weighs 162 lbs and wears a size 14.  

    Post # 7
    6414 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I definitely don’t see a size 10 as full figured but I’m a size 12 so I don’t know. My DH says I’m pretty average so I really have no clue.

    Post # 8
    8375 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I voted size 16, primarily because, at most stores,”misses” sizes only go up to a size 14. 

    Post # 9
    8462 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I voted 16, because as the PPs said most women’s sizes usually only go up to 14, and the average size is also a 14. I would not consider a size 10 plus size at all.

    Post # 10
    7039 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I think it depends on height vs size more than just size. I’m a 12, but i’m also 6’1″, so a 12 on me is like a 6 or 8 on a shorter girl.

    Post # 11
    184 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I voted 16 because that does tend to be the cutoff for sizing. I used to be a size 16 and I considered myself plus sized at that time. I am currently a size 10 and do not feel that size 10 is a plus size. Of course this really all depends on each woman’s height, body type, muscle mass, etc. We all wear our sizes differently.

    Post # 12
    6 posts
    • Wedding: March 2013

    I say btwn size 16-18 and up is full figured.  I always love when it says full figured brides show us ur dress and there is this tiny thing in her dress lol  i want to say “are you serious!  lmao

    Post # 13
    782 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I don’t think you can make a blanket statement that a size [fill in the blank] is full figured. I think it is hard to say because everyone is shaped differently. Some people are very athletic and are a size 10/12/14 and others feel overweight at that size.

    Post # 14
    52 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    @cassy.thompson1:  Totally agree. Some brides with a full figured dress just aren’t full figured as bridal sizes so squiffy compared to street sizes. In the UK I’d say an 18 or above is considered full figured as national average is 14-16. However I agree with the other posts in that some people, not myself, can carry the weight ie if they’re taller. Depends on what you feel I think. I feel full figured now at 14lbs heavier but my Fiance loves me anyway so who cares?! x

    Post # 15
    900 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    size 10 is not full figured. I know the plus size sections in stores usually starts at 12, but I think full figured is 16. 

    Post # 16
    200 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    HOLY crap people think a size 10 if FULL figured!???? WHAT? This is what’s wrong with society.


    I used to weigh 118 pounds and be a size 6. I’m now 190 and a size 16.  I would never consider a size 10 plus size, even when I was a size 6, I knew a 10 was bigger than I but not plus size


    I consider full figure the size that  no longer in woman/missy section.


    so anywhere from a 16-18 up.

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