(Closed) what was the difference between your street size and dress size? Post your pics!

posted 10 years ago in Dress
Post # 77
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I’m a size 4/6 in street clothes, and the bridal boutique ordered a Size 4 in my Maggie Sottero – Jovi. I’ve tried it on once since it came in, and oh man…let’s just say, it’s a great thing I have another 11 months to try and fit into it!!

Post # 78
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2011

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@butterflylover: I feel ya! The bridal boutique told me I’m a 0-2 in the bust 2-4 in the waist and 4-6 in the butt. Oh my lol. I just decided to try a 4 and hope for the best!

Post # 79
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’m a street size 12/14 and I had to order an 18 for my Jim Hjelm gown.  Oh well, it’s just a number. 

Post # 80
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’m a 2-4 and ordered a 4 (Enzoani), and it’s a little tighter than I wanted in the hips so my seamstress is letting it out a bit in that area.

Post # 81
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

It’s amazing what the size difference is! My street size is about a 2-4 (depending on designer-I’m bigger on the bottom), but my dress is a size 12!

Post # 82
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Street size 4, pronovias size 8

Post # 83
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Helper bee

I have an odd figure – size 10 from the ribcage down, but a 12-14 in the bust and shoulders, mostly thanks to my generous boobage. I knew my wedding dress size would be a toss-up, and I ended up having to get a 16. I’m still making an effort to ignore the tag.

The drama doesn’t stop there. I tried on the size 16 store sample and it fit like a glove, so there I was thinking, awesome – no alterations! BUT…it turned out the store sample was pretty stretched out from having lots of other ladies squeezing in and out of it, so when I received my brand new size 16 gown, it didn’t fit!

All’s well that ends well – I got a corset back put in, so it fits perfectly now. I even managed to drop a few pounds, so I’m feeling pretty good.

But what’s up with these gowns running so small?! Beyond being a confidence-killer, it’s just flat-out impractical. 

Post # 84
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I usually wear a size 0-2 in dresses, and ordered a size 4 Amsale dress that they let out a tiny bit in the ribcage.  I’m very straight up and down with no real boobs/hips/thighs/waist to speak of, so I usually have to wear fairly small dresses. 

All of my curvy friends had more of a discrepancy between their street size and wedding dress size since they want to accomodate your largest measurement (and size down from there) instead of letting out the dress.

Post # 85
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

i am a street size 8/10 (depending on the store) and my Marisa fit and flare dress was a size 16. *sigh* but it was to fit my bust (32GG) the bottom i was an actual size 10 – the sample was a 10 and it zipped up all the way up the back until where the bottom of the bust came into play.the bottom has to be altered wayy down….

 

Post # 86
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

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@LadyJDAG: youre like me!!! 🙂

Post # 87
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Street size 6, Dress size 8. Not too much of a difference, but still bigger than my street size!!

Post # 88
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

i’m a street size 8 and ordered a 10 for my la sposa gown.

Post # 89
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

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@septcabride: i definately agree i think it depends on the designer! My dress is Maggie Sottero.. i am a size 2 and ordered a size 2. All the dresses i tried on that were MS were true to my street size.

Post # 90
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Busy bee

I am a 0 and ordered a 4 in my wedding dress. Overall it fits very well. It needs to be taken in at the waist and the waist raised and it needs to be hemmed.

Post # 91
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

im a street size 16. my wedding dress is a 22. we could have ordered a 20, but went with the 22 to be safe. i’ve lost 25lbs since we ordered it and now i wish we had gone with a 20 or lower. My dress is WAYYY too big!!

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