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How Many Pounds is a Wedding Dress Size?

Determining your dress size is an important part of finding the perfect wedding dress. But with all the sizes and terms it can be hard to figure out your exact dress size. Here is a basic breakdown of how to determine your size based on your weight. 

So, how many pounds is a wedding dress size? The average weight between each dress size is usually 10 or 15 pounds. It all really depends on your specific weight. Sometimes you can compare your size on a pair of jeans or another dress to figure out what your dress size would be. Just determine what size range you would be and it will be much easier. 

Continue reading for more on dress sizing and fitting. 

Should I Buy my Wedding Dress a Size Bigger?

Determining the size of the wedding dress to order can be difficult and stressful. Here is some simple breaking down of what you could do when purchasing your wedding dress.

Order a size up. When ordering a dress it is commonly advised to order the next size up, especially if you are between size or the dress is tight. This is usually good advice, but if you are able you should order at least two sizes and pick from the one that fits and return the other. That way you aren’t stuck with a dress that doesn’t fit. 

Alterations. If you don’t want to risk getting a dress that is too big or too small, you could always keep in mind that alterations could be done to make the dress custom for you. This could be expensive depending on how much alterations need to be done, but it may have less hassle depending on your situation. 

Can You Make Your Wedding Dress Bigger?

If your wedding dress is much too small, there are a few ways to make it bigger. Here are a few ways to make your wedding dress fit just right for your special day. 

Letting out. Letting out your wedding dress is the most typical way to make your dress bigger. This simply works by adding more fabric to the seams of the dress. You can do this yourself or pay a seamstress to do it for you. This could get a little expensive, depending on how much you want to let out on your dress. Keep in mind if you do this yourself it could be much cheaper, but maybe not as quick. It all depends on your situation.

Adding. By adding fabric to the bottom or other places of your dress you can make it longer. This is much like letting the dress out and is simple enough to do. If your dress is too short than it would be easy to add an overskirt, make the hem of your dress longer, as well as the sleeves or neck. This is also something you could hire a local seamstress to do, and as long as it isn’t anything major it may cost very little to do. You could also do this yourself if you are anyone you know has sewing abilities. 

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Hi, I’m Kristin. While I haven’t found my Prince Charming yet, I’ve been dreaming of getting married for a long long time. I started this site as a place to record all the things I’ve found and researched in preparation for my own wedding someday. I can’t wait to share it all with you!

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