(Closed) What size in wedding dresses?

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
34 posts
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’m 5’2 and a street size 2 or 4 (I’m either a 2 or a 4 in most major retailers some examples is American Eagle, Gap, Forever21) and ended up having to get a size 8 wedding gown with the designer I went with.  The consultant I worked with said that most wedding dresses run a littlle small, but I’m pretty sure it depends on your designer.  Most of them have measurement charts though for their sizes that I’m sure you can look up online. 

Post # 4
889 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015 - Diplomat Country Club

I’m a street size 10 i ordered a 12 for my lazaro. And for maggie i was a 10 because of the corset (you should also keep that in mind whether its corset or zip)

Post # 5
3765 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I didn’t have a gap at all! I’m a street size 16/18, bought my gown in an 18 to accomodate my large chest and had to have the waist taken in a TON.

ETA: I am 5’7

Post # 6
873 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I was a 14 and ended up in a 20.  Yeah, yeah, I have hips.  I think that was a little extreme though.

Post # 7
909 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I’m a street size 4 and they ordered me a size 4 for my Maggie. I’ll go back in March/April to try it on so hopefully it fits!

Post # 8
14492 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I am a street 8 and 5’2″, I was everything from an 8 to a 14 depending on where I went.  There is a huge variance from designer to designer.  Most of them have size charts on their web sites.

Post # 9
2285 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: Central Park

All designers are different. I am a street size 18/20 and bought a 22 dress that is a little snug in the hips. Don’t worry about a number, it doesn’t change your size. It’s just a number. 

Post # 10
4438 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

Agree with PP that it’s going to depend on the designer.  I’m a 10 or 12 street size, 5’2″ and 150 lbs, my wedding dress is a size 10!  I was shocked, but it is a corset so *shrug*

Don’t worry about the numbers!

EDIT: My dress is a Sottero and Midgley FYI.

Post # 11
1021 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’m a street size 2/4 and ended up being an exact size 4 for the La Sposa Fanal. 

Post # 12
5423 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2012

I’m a 2/4 and my dress was a 10.  But I’m chesty.

Post # 13
237 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’m a 8 in pants, 6 in dresses and ordered a 10 for my Maggie. It was the size I tried on and knew it was a bit big, but I had rather be safe than sorry. Lol

Post # 14
1474 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011 - Bent Creek Winery (Livermore, California); Reception: Family Residence (San Ramon, California)

It depends on the designer. I was a street size 6 when I got married, and I ended up needing a size 8 for my wedding dress. Though some dresses I tried on put me up to a 12.

Post # 15
9824 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I wear about a 10 in pants but an 8 (sometimes a 6) in dresses.  My wedding dress I ordered is a 10 (same size as the sample and it fit almost perfectly).  According to my hip measurement, I should have ordered a 12 in the wedding dress but I’m afraid I would have spent a lot more $ taking it in everywhere else if I did that and the sample fit great.  I’m 5’11” and I get to go back and try on my dress tomorrow! woo!

Post # 16
1548 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’m 5’1″ and a street size 6/8 depending on the style – my wedding dress is a 14!

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