Not sure where to start when it comes to sizing?
Use our sizing guide below to help determine your wedding dress size.
So when it comes to wedding dresses, very rarely you will be able to purchase a dress (unless its made to measure) that fits you like a glove. Alterations will most likely be needed to make sure that you get that perfect fit.
Typically, the most common things that happen in your alterations are the straps and the length of the dress. In most cases, you'll need a few further nips and tucks, but ultimately the seamstress will work with you to make sure that you feel confident and comfortable!
One of the biggest things we get asked is, "what happens if I lose weight?" Well, as this if a very common thing for brides to do before their wedding date, we say its always easier to take the dress in than to have to let out. Dresses can typically be taken in 2-3 dress sizes. On some occassions, dresses can be let out.
We are fortunate to work with a super talented seamstress who focuses on bridal dresses. All of our brides have commented and said how fabulous she is, so you are in very safe hands.
How to Measure
If you can, ask somebody to help as it will be easier!
Measure around the fullest part of your bust. Ensure that the tape measure is held gently and isn't tight. Ideally, loose enough to get a finger underneath the tapemeasure.
Find your waistline and measure around. Try to make sure that the tapemeasure is parallel to your back.
Find the widest part of your hips and measure around. Again, try to make sure that the tape measure is parallel to your back. If you are purchasing a fitted or mermaid style dress, this measurement is important as you don't want the dress to be too tight and uncomfortable.
Hollow to Hem
Locate the centrepoint between your collarbones and holding the tape measure in place, measure the distance to the floor. An approximate figure is OK as dependant on your shoe height and dress, the length of the dress will vary.