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sizing guide

Here you will find our measurement chart, a quick guide on how to measure yourself, and how to find your size.

Our gowns are listed in US sizing, but we also mention the New Zealand size equivalent. These numbers are only a guide, as it is always best to go by your actual measurements when choosing your size.
Bridal and evening wear sizing is different to regular ready-to-wear and casual-wear, so don't be surprised if you have to order one or two sizes up from what you normally wear.

Our sizing chart is in inches, so please make sure you use a measuring tape that is marked in inches. 

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HOW TO TAKE YOUR MEASUREMENTS 

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It is important that you have someone else take your measurements for you. Don't measure yourself! This results in inaccurate measurements.

Helpful tips for measuring:

  • Have someone else take your measurements for you.
  • Wear light clothing, a tight fitting t-shirt or singlet is best (no bulky sweaters!).
  • Wear your bra for taking your bust measurement. It's best to wear the same (or similar) bra you are planning on wearing with your gown.
  • Wear any shapewear you intend to wear with the gown, as this can alter your natural measurements.
  • Don't pull the measuring tape too tight, or too loose. Firmly across the body is best.
  • Note down the measurements as you go.

You'll need 3 measurements: bust, waist, hips.

 

Once you have your measurements, compare them to our sizing chart below. Most women are between sizes, so pick the size with the closest measurements to your own.

Size up if you need to; remember that a gown can always be taken in if it's too big, but it cannot be let out if it's too small!
Minor adjustments may be needed to fit the bodice perfectly, and should be done by a reputable alteration service or experienced dressmaker.

If your measurements span across several sizes, have yourself measured again to double check that no errors were made.
If you're still unsure of what size you should order, please email us. Our team is happy to help!

 

STANDARD SIZE MEASUREMENT CHART - IN INCHES