Size Guides

Size Guides for Dresses and Skirts


Dresses

Dress Sizes

Halter Dresses

Sizes shown for our halter style fitted bodice dresses are the approximate measurement of the dress. We don't use the normal high street size numbers as these vary so much between brands it can cause confusion. This means you will need to check your measurements to determine which size is likely to be the best fit. Start with your waist (usually the narrowest part of your body). If the dress won't zip up through your waist then the bust measurement is irrelevant. Measure your bust at the fullest point.

Dreamline Dresses

Sizes shown for our Dreamline dresses are a guide to what size bust it should fit and the approximate measurement of the actual dress waist. e.g. Fits bust 38" and dress measures 32" waist. This is a less fitted style than our halter dresses.

Our Standard Sizes
The list below gives the waist and bust combinations for our standard sizes in inches and centimetres.

Waist 28  Bust 34  (Waist 71.0cm  Bust 86.5cm)
Waist 30  Bust 36  (Waist 76.0cm  Bust 91.5cm)
Waist 32  Bust 38  (Waist 81.5cm  Bust 96.5cm)
Waist 34  Bust 40  (Waist 86.5cm  Bust 101.5cm)
Waist 36  Bust 42  (Waist 91.5cm  Bust 106.5cm)

The standard skirt length of our dresses (measured from waist seam to hem) are 25 inches (63.5cm) or 27 inches (68.5cm). Do I need a petticoat? Click to view comparison.

Can I return the dress if it doesn't fit?
Yes, all dresses are returnable in accordance with our returns policy and procedure - see the Terms and Returns page. To maintain our high standards we have to be absolutely rigid about returns being in perfect condition therefore it is vital that boned dresses are returned in a box, as sent, to protect the bones in transit.

Dress Care
Machine washing or tumble drying can cause damage to the bones so we recommend hand washing your dress at 30 degrees using a suitable colour safe washing solution with fabric softener and a 'colour catcher' product. Do NOT tumble dry. 100% cotton is easier to iron when damp, from the wrong side. Do not iron over bones, zip or elastic if there is any. Or dry clean if you prefer.



Skirts

Skirt Sizes

Skirt sizes are a guide to what we believe most folk are comfortable wearing - this is not an absolute as it depends on how tight you like your waistband to be. If you are at the lower end of the size range (e.g. 24" waist) you might like to wear a tight belt to ensure the skirt doesn't slip. Our high quality professional waistband elastic will stretch to more than double it's length but the fabric covered waistband casing restricts the stretch to the maximum hip measurement we quote, thus ensuring you can get into the skirt! The relaxed, unstretched waistband will typically be around 19" for XXS skirts, around 23" for XS and Small skirts, around 26" for Medium skirts and around 30" for Large skirts. We are always happy to give specific measurements if you want to know more before ordering.

Our Standard Adult Sizes
The list below gives the waist, hip and skirt length combinations for our standard sizes in inches and centimetres.


SMALL  Waist 24 - 29  Hips up to 38  Length 21           (W 61.0 - 73.5cm, H 96.5cm, L 53.0cm)
SMALL  Waist 24 - 29  Hips up to 38  Length 23           (W 61.0 - 73.5cm, H 96.5cm, L 58.5cm)
SMALL  Waist 24 - 29  Hips up to 38  Length 25           (W 61.0 - 73.5cm, H 96.5cm, L 63.5cm)
MEDIUM Waist 29 - 36  Hips up to 43  Length 25         (W 73.5 - 91.5cm, H 109cm, L 63.5cm)
MEDIUM Waist 29 - 36  Hips up to 43  Length 27         (W 73.5 - 91.5cm, H 109cm, L 68.5cm)
LARGE  Waist 34 - 42  Hips up to 49  Length 25           (W 86.0 - 106.5cm, H 124cm, L 63.5cm)
LARGE  Waist 34 - 42  Hips up to 49  Length 27           (W 86.0 - 106.5cm, H 124cm, L 68.5cm)

Our Standard Child Sizes

XXSMALL  Waist 20 - 24  Hips up to 30  Length 13      (W 51.0 - 61.0cm, H 76.0cm, L 33.0cm)
XXSMALL  Waist 20 - 24  Hips up to 30  Length 14      (W 51.0 - 61.0cm, H 76.0cm, L 35.5cm)
XSMALL  Waist 24 - 29  Hips up to 36  Length 15        (W 61.0 - 73.5cm, H 91.5cm, L 38.0cm)
XSMALL  Waist 24 - 29  Hips up to 36  Length 16        (W 61.0 - 73.5cm, H 91.5cm, L 40.5cm)
XSMALL  Waist 24 - 29  Hips up to 36  Length 17        (W 61.0 - 73.5cm, H 91.5cm, L 43.0cm)
XSMALL  Waist 24 - 29  Hips up to 36  Length 18        (W 61.0 - 73.5cm, H 91.5cm, L 45.5cm)
XSMALL  Waist 24 - 29  Hips up to 36  Length 19        (W 61.0 - 73.5cm, H 91.5cm, L 48.0cm)

Wash separately. We recommend a gentle wash at 30 degrees using a suitable colour safe washing solution with fabric softener. We always use a 'colour catcher' product if the fabric has contrasting colours, e.g. red and white. 100% cotton is best ironed damp from the wrong side. Do not iron over elastic, zip, buttons, bones or trim.

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