Things You Need to Know Before Ordering Your Dress

 

Sizing and Fit - HOW TO MEASURE

Measure with undergarments similar to those you will wear with your dress; do not measure over other clothing. Make sure the measuring tape is parallel to the floor and pulled evenly across the body with no slack. 

We recommend our Brides compare their measurements to those of the dress they’re interested in purchasing. Bridal gowns are sized differently than your street clothes. Bridal gowns are made to accommodate alterations and can typically be taken in 2-4 sizes and let out 1-2 sizes (unless otherwise noted). If you are greater than a C cup, note that a bigger size is better.  You may want to consider getting professionally measured.

We recommend our Brides compare their measurements to those of the dress they’re interested in purchasing. Bridal gowns are sized differently than your street clothes. Bridal gowns are made to accommodate alterations and can typically be taken in 2-4 sizes and let out 1-2 sizes (unless otherwise noted). Also, if you are greater than a C cup, note that a bigger size is better. 

MEASUREMENT 

Bust: Do not use your bra size for a bust measurement. With a tape measure fullest part of the bust, across the nipple line. Be sure to keep the measuring tape parallel to the floor. Wear a bra similar to the bra you will be wearing with your dress. 


Waist/Natural Waist: Smallest part of the waist, usually 1 inch above navel. While standing straight up, bend to your side. The part where your waist creases is your natural waist. Mark the spot, stand up and then measure there.


Hips: Fullest part of the buttocks. Stand with both feet together.

Shoulder to Shoulder: take the measurement on the back from one end of the shoulder to the other, do not pull a straight line, follow the natural curve of your body.

Hollow to Floor: Standing with bare feet flat and straight together, bring the tape measure to the hollow space between your collarbones (just below the chin and neck there is a little indent - that is the hollow), put the tape measure straight down to the floor and stop at the length your dress will be and that tape measurement will be your hollow to floor number, just 1 number.

Arm Measurements:

how to measure arm sizing for a dress

  • Arm Length - shoulder point to natural slightly bent arm to wrist is your sleeve length.
  • Armpit - measure around fullest part of upper arm.  
  • Wrist - use a fabric tape measure or a piece of paper, wrap it around where you would wear a bracelet, put end together and that is your wrist size number.

Almost everyone will require some alterations by a professional seamstress.  It is always better to purchase a dress that is a little bigger than one that is too small. We recommend you purchase a gown that fits your largest measurement, and have the dress taken in.

dress chart

 

Leave us your custom sizing or standard size and we confirm your dress size and color within 24 hours of purchase.  

If you require a custom consultation, please contact us with your questions.

Handling and Care - please use professional services to clean and store your dress, fabrics are delicate and need professional care.  All dresses are inspected before shipping and are shipped inside out to avoid any damage while being shipped.

All made to order dresses are considered custom orders and are non-refundable, except for the following:
  • Refund considered if order was paid in full and cancelled within 24 hours of purchase
  • After 24 hours of purchase, no refunds
  • A 30% fee will be applied to 24 hour cancellations. 

A reminder about our made to order dresses - Processing and Shipping - We suggest that you allow a 30 - 90 day window for your order to be processed and shipped to you.  Some dresses may come sooner but it depends on the dress you order. If you purchase expedited shipping with DHL/FedEx there is still the processing time + shipping time.  Once the dress is made the shipping method of delivery will start.

Please keep in mind, dresses are uniquely made to order specifically for you to keep costs low for you.  If you are unsure of size, choose one size larger and bring the dress to a local tailor to custom fit your body type.  Please double check your measurements and color choice before ordering.  Petticoats and undergarments are not included and may be purchased separately.

Expedited shipping methods may be available on certain items for an additional cost. Please contact us if you wish to arrange a method other than our standard FREE standard shipping.

*exceptions apply to certain countries, free shipping may not be available.
How to measure your dress size - 

How to measure your dress size