HOW TO MEASURE:
The customer is responsible for the size they choose to order. Sizes cannot be changed once the order has been placed.
is not responsible if the size ordered does not fit to your liking, or
for the measurements taken. Proper fit is subjective, one person may
like a tight fit, another a loose fit. Each designer has their own size
See the Size Charts page or visit the designer's web site. Normal dress sizes do not apply.
The information below is intended to help you make the best choice.
Gowns are not custom-made; therefore you need to order to fit the
largest part of the body and take it in where it's too large.
your measurements indicate one size for the bust and a different size
for the waist or hips, the designers recommend ordering according to
the largest measurement.
If a dress is too small it could be a real problem; if it is too large a seamstress can usually alter it to fit you.
Most customers have gowns altered to fit after purchasing. We recommend
having the seamstress who will do the alterations perform the
measurements for you in advance.
It is best to wear the undergarments when being measured that you will wear on the occasion.
Put your heels together and arms down at your side, position the tape
so it covers the widest part of the back and the fullest part of the
bust. The type of bra worn, can make a difference. Do not use your bra
Measure at your natural waistline. Do not pull the tape taught or hold in your stomach unnaturally.
HIPS (for sheath or straight garment):
Measure at the largest part of the hip. Place your heels together and
position the tape around the widest part of the bottom and bring across
the widest part of the thigh. Always place a thumb behind the tape and
do not pull it tight. If the style being worn is an "A-Line''' gown,
place your hands at your natural hipline and with heels together,
position the tape around the fullest part of the hip.
Most manufacturers suggest consider ordering it if you are 5' 8" or
taller, with the shoes you will be wearing with the dress. Extra length
is usually a standard 5'" inches longer although this will vary between
designers. When ordering a bridesmaid gown, remember to check with the
bride to see if she requests a certain hem length she wants her
attendants to wear. Extra length is always an additional charge and
varies between designers.
Most designers manufacture standard sizes up to size 18. However, most
also offer extra material for sizes over 18. Extra size charges will
apply and vary by designer. The extra size charges can be provided to
you in our quote if you request.
be aware that our manufacturers cannot standardize dye lots, so the
color you select can vary from the color you've seen as well as from
one bolt of fabric to another. We strongly suggest placing one order
for all the bridesmaid dresses at one time to avoid dye lot variation.
Any bridesmaid order placed separately or added-on to an order may be
cut from a different bolt of fabric and vary in color from the other
orders ordered earlier. The customer is responsible for the color that