I Love The Dress, But Will It Fit?
About our Sizing:The size of every wedding dress, whether new or used, is listed by "Casual Dress Size".
"Casual dress size" is determined by the measurements taken from the actual dress, the designer's measurements if not altered, and the size information given by the consignor. We've used today's widely accepted vanity sizing when determining the casual dress size.
*In most cases, the measurements given are approximate as they are taken by measuring the dress, not the wearer. If the dress has not been altered (new or sample) the designer's exact measurements may be given.
How to Measure
It is best to have a seamstress or someone else take your measurements using a soft cloth measuring tape. Do not pull the measuring tape taut, instead make sure that it loose by at least one finger.
1. Measure Bust: Measure with your bra on and place the tape measure around your bust line. Make sure that the tape is around the widest part of the back, and straight across the bust where it sticks out the most. Do not put the measuring tape under the bust line.
2. Measure Waist: Measure your natural waistline at its smallest point, usually above the belly button.
3. Measure Hips: Measure your hips at the largest part usually at the level of the hip bone. It's usually six or seven inches below your natural waist. Hip measurement is irrelevant for gowns with a full skirt.
Please keep in mind that for the perfect fit, most wedding dresses will need to be altered. Please see the alterations page for more information.