Dress size 16 is the dress size in which you have the largest amount of bust (the most amount of tissue that you can compress) while wearing the dress.
This is the size of the garment you wear most frequently in public.
For example, if you wear a size 16 dress to a wedding, you should wear a 16 dress.
For a longer-term event, a dress size 15 would be a suitable dress size for you.
If you have a bust size that you don’t wear as often, you might be more comfortable with a size 10 dress.
The number 16 dress size refers to the largest part of your chest, or chest area, which is a bigger part of the bust area.
A 16 dress is the smallest size that can fit your entire bust area while still fitting comfortably under your dress.
To find out if you are wearing a 16-size dress, you can check out our bust measurement guide below.
If the bust measurement is larger than the dress, it means that the dress is too large for you, which could be a sign that you might not fit in the dress properly.
If it is smaller than the correct dress size, you could have a problem with the bust at that particular point in the day.
For this reason, we strongly recommend you only wear a dress that is a size 2, or two sizes smaller than your actual bust.
For more tips on how to determine your dress’s correct size, check out these resources: Dress size charts for sizes 1-3 Dress size chart for sizes 4-7 Dress size and size guide for size 16 Dress size guide to size 2-3 Bust measurement guide to sizing 4-5