The Joy of Sewing & Embroidery Service
Dress Sizing/Online Ordering
As noted in the previous post (please review if need) you want to be sure to order the correct size base on how the dress fits you in the store. (Don’t forget about the stretching)
In addition, please keep in mind that you always want to order for the biggest part of your body. For some that may be the bust and others that may be the hips. Yes, it is possible that your bust could have you a size 8 while your hips have you at a size 6 but you must order the 8. On the other end of that, a size 8 bust and a size 10 hip you must order the size 10. What if you have a big difference in sizing from bust to hip? Again, you order for the largest area! You can always take in but letting out you are limited to the amount of in-seam, if there is any.
Please keep in mind I offer a MEASUREMENT Service. It is a 15-minute appointment in which you bring the picture of the dress and designers sizing/measurement chart for that particular dress. I say for that particular dress as every style of dress by a designer can be a different size/measurement chart. Please be sure to come wearing comfortable clothes and regular bra. No sports bra as that compresses the bust and doesn’t allow for accurate measurement. I will go over appropriate measuring and show you how to order the correct size.
Ordering Online can be very tricky especially when most dresses are made overseas. The standard sizing for USA and Overseas is very different. Typically their dress sizing is cut much smaller than ours, varying 1-3 sizes, depending on your body type. Please be advised that most will wear a larger size in a formal dress than they will in a regular dress, so please DO NOT get too focused on that number as it is just a number! So that aside, you may find you wear a formal size 8 (when you are a size 6) well factor in a dress from overseas and you may need to order a 10, 12 or even a 14. It is best that you educate yourself on the company you are ordering from and read the reviews. Again, I offer the MEASUREMENT service and it’s a FREE appointment. Please remember not to confuse weight loss or gain with inches.
COMMON MISCONCEPTION: You can lose weight and not inches or lose inches and not weight!
When Reading their reviews, and researching the company online consider this...
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POST #4 will be on 11/15.