Use this size chart to determine your size for all ADULT sized dresses. Do not order based on your usual size. Dresses run small and most people need 1 or 2 sizes larger than their usual size.
Use this size chart to determine your size for all CHILDRENS dresses. Do not order based on your usual size. Dresses run slightly large and you may not get propper fit.
It is very important that you order your dress based on the size chart and not on your usual size.
Adult dresses run small and most people need 1-3 sizes larger in our dresses than their usual clothing size.
Children’s Dresses tend to run a little big and should also be ordered based on the size chart and not usual clothing sizes.
To obtain your correct measurements, we recomend having them taken by a professional, but if you have someone help you, this should be something that you can do with accuracy.
First measure your bust line while wearing the same bra or underguarment that you will wear under the dress if possible. Place the tape over the fullest part of your bust (chest for girls sizes), usually right over the nipples. Wrap the tape around your back and make sure it is strait and level all the way around.
Next measure your natural waist line. This should be where you naturally place your hands if you were to put your hands on your hips as if witing for a slow child.
Third, measure the fullest part of your hips. This can hit in different places for different women. Sometimes it is high and goes around your back side and other times it can just circle the thighs. Whatever is the largest measurement is the one you use.
Last, measure your length. Dresses are measured from hollow to hem, or from the shoulder top to the hem of the dress, floor length on most of our dresses. The standard length of dresses reguardless of dress size is 58′ for evening wear and bridesmaid dresses and 59′ for wedding gowns. (Children’s lengths do vary based on the size, so check the chart for specific measurements.) This length is designed to fit a woman who is 5’7′ tall.
We recomend that if you are 5’7′ or shorter, that you buy the standard lenght and have the dress shourted by a local seamstress later. This way you will be able to have the lenght adjusted while you wear your shoes and get it 100% accurate.
If you are taller than 5’7′, then you can buy extra length of either 3′, 6′ or 9′ for a small fee.
Now that you have all of your measurements, look at the size chart and determine where you fit in. Choose the largest size you need to accomodate all of your measurements. For example, if you are a 12 in the bust, a 10 in the hips and a 14 in the waist, then you would order the 14.
If you are having a hard time determining your size because your measurements are all over the chart, then it may be a good idea to have the dress made to your measurements.