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I agree with the others here. Proportion size will be different for all of us at that weight. I am currently at 172 pounds and I wear a size Large blouse and 16 pants still. Leaving room for breathing. LOL Hips, waist, and neck etc, areas are different for us all. Try on clothes at Walmart, or wherever you shop get an idea that way. Just as Manufacturers of clothing are diffferent too.
Maybe go by measurements rather than weight? Try going to some of the bridesmaid dresses manufacturer websites and see if they give you sizes based on measurements. See what you would wear at your current size and then estimate from there.
I'm sure you'll look beautiful no matter what - of course NOT more beautiful than the bride...not allowed!
Like everyone else says, it varies with the individual. I'm 5'11 and I weight 170-175, and I have weighed that for years. It's definately a 10/12 with variations depending on breast and butt size. Sometimes with an actual dress, it could be an 8. However, if you're shopping for a dress for future use to fit into, make sure you're reasonable with the size. Don't buy one that will be too small and that you cannot eventually get to.
Be careful with BM dresses....they run extremely small! I would go pretty close to your measurments when you actually order it because it is way easier and cheaper to take a dress in, than to let it out.
Congratulations on the upcoming wedding. You know, a lot of wedding dresses run funny and people carry their weight in different places. Your best bet is to wait until you are ready to buy, and go try them on. For me, at 170, my butt won't even consider a 14! It's 16 or nothing for me. The waist needs adjusting the but the thighs and butt need the extra room.
oh yah, I wont be buying anything until a month before the wedding (if not much closer!). Im just wondering what area Ill be looking in! Its fun to imagine a size 12 or 14 or even 16!! LOL Really good motivation. I will not be wearing it unless I do something about my jiggle arms (EWW).
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I am 5'3, 172 lbs. For me it would be a 12 because my 14 dresses are a little loose now. I say to be safe go with a sz 14.
Just make sure not to get bummed out by the sizes--I think that bridal attire has its own sizing system. I recall having to buy dresses 2-3 sizes bigger than my normal size. Keep that in mind and it wont be such an excruciating experience (unless the bride says "I picked a dress that you can wear again...)
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You can't judge a size by the weight. A 5'2 person will be a totally different size than someone who is the same weight and 5'7. Everybody holds their weight differently as well. Just start trying things on and go from there!!
I know this will be VERY different for everyone BUT the reason I am asking is cause I am a bridesmaid in Sept and by then I am hoping to be down to about 170lbs. We are going dress shopping in a few months but I am curious what size I should be looking at... Altho I wont be buying the dress until much closer to the date.
I am 5'4". Right now my dress size is 20 @ 236lbs.
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