Bridal Size Guide

Let's talk bridal sizing. Bridal sizing is a hard one to understand. You go to one store and you are a size 4 and then you are a Size 12 somewhere else. It gets quite confusing. Really - bridal sizing doesn't make any sense.

Some brands are spot on (Sophia Tolli, David's Bridal), others run 2-4 sizes small (Enchanting by Mon Cheri, Allure Bridal). Once a dress has

been previously altered gowns and pretty much anything goes.

While we can't go in and measure every single gown, we wanted to provide a resource for you to check measurements, and navigate online shopping with us!

Below you will find some shopping tips, as well as sizing charts from some of our most popular designers.


  • We say anywhere from 2-4 sizes past your pant size is a good place to start with bridal sizing.

  • Typically, a gown can be altered about 2-4 sizes down without losing the integrity of the dress (size 14 to a size 10).

  • If the gown is unaltered, it will usually have about an inch of wiggle room to be let out (this all depends on where the gown is not fitting quite right).

  • Bridal sizing is all about measurements and not the size stamped on the tag. Each designer comes up with their own system on how their sizing works. Don't be surprised if you fit into a 14 and a 20 the same.

  • We cannot reiterate this enough- TAG SIZE DOESN'T DEFINE YOU. You are no less beautiful in a size 2 or a 22.

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