A wedding dress can be described in 2 sizes - the dress label size and the brides typical size, also known as "street' size.
Because wedding dress label sizing varies so greatly, all dresses listed on Nearly Newlywed are the seller's street size.
We encourage all brides to search for 1 or 2 sizes above or below their street size since many wedding gowns can be altered to fit within this range.

US Street Size Chart 

Size

Bust

Waist

Hips

00 31.5 23 34
0 32.5 25 35
2 33.5 26 36
4 34.5 27 37
6 35.5 28 38
8 36.6 29 39
10 37.5 30 40
12 39 31.5 41.5
14 40.5 33 43
16 42 34.5 44.5
18 43.5 36 46.5
20 46 37.5 48.5
22 48 42 50
24 50 44 52
26 52 46 54
28 54 48 56
30 56 50 58
32 58 52 60

 

Measure To Find Your Dress Street Size

Measuring guide

 

International Sizing              
 US/ Canada  00 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16  18  20  22 24
 UK  0 6 8 10 12  14  16  18  20  22  24 26
Europe 28 30 32 34 36 38 40 42 44 46 48 50 52 54
Australia 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24 26 28

Tips for Alterations

  • The waist is generally easy to take in.
  • Most dresses can be taken in 1-3 sizes.
  • Most dresses can be let out 1 size, depending on seam allowances and previous alterations.
  • Bust & waist are usually altered for best fit.
  • Length is very important. It's very difficult to extend the length, unless there is extra fabric tacked down.
  • Consider adding a corset to a dress you love but cant find in your size - discuss this with your seamstress before committing to a gown.