Designer occasion wear can measure completely different from your usual dress size so be prepared to go up, or down a size!
If you are buying online please check out the size charts below as they offer a good guide. Nothing beats trying an outfit on, so if at all practical and possible then please contact me to arrange a private appointment.
I would advise you to buy an outfit that fits the biggest part of your figure. These outfits are designed for a little alteration here and there and it is always easier to take in than to let out! If you are local to me I can put you in touch with an excellent seamstress too.
When measuring please use a flexible dressmaker’s tape;
Bust – Measure around the fullest part of the bust.
Waist – Measure around where you would usually wear pants or a skirt.
Hips – with legs slightly apart measure around the fullest part of your hips, this is usually about 8-10 inches below your waist.
Berkertex, Cabotine, Condici and Zeila Mother Of The Bride come up very similar to high street sizes
John Charles, Ian Stuart, Irresistible, Ispirato, Mascara London and Carla Ruiz can also be a little bit smaller on waist and hips so I would advise you to go up a dress size when buying these designers.
Veni Infantino and Jacques Vert. Ladies say that these designers are either in between sizes, so a 10 would be a 10/12 or that they need to drop a size
International size charts
|UK SIZE||US SIZE||EU SIZE||AUS/NZ SIZE|
Dress length guides
|5’3 or below||Dress length 36”||On the knee|
|5’3 – 5’8||Dress length 38”||On the knee|
|5’8 or above||Dress length 41”||On the knee|
|5’3 or below||Dress length 38”||Below the knee|
|5’3-5’8||Dress length 41”||Below the knee|
|5’8 or above||Dress length 44”||Below the knee|
|5’3 or below||Dress length 43”||Midi/calf length|
|5’3-5’8||Dress length 46”||Midi/calf length|
|5’8 or above||Dress length 49”||Midi/calf length|
Measurements are in inches and are here as a rough guide only. For measurements of a particular dress or outfit please send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org quoting the stock number and size.