Buying your Chiffon Bridesmaid Dresses online can be intimidating. If you haven't tried on our dresses with our At Home Try-On service but don't want to miss out on our biggest sale of the year; worry no more. Whether you're questioning how to take your measurements or determining how to choose the perfect style, we're here to help.
First things first, let's talk sizing.
Bridal and bridesmaid sizing can vary from traditional retail clothing so we don't recommend just ordering the size you typically wear in pants or dresses. Even though our size chart is based off of American sizing (unlike most bridal companies which run on European sizing), you'll want to take your bust, waist and hip measurements to determine the size that will fit you best and require the least amount of alterations.
- Wearing the undergarments you'll be wearing with your dress, wrap the measuring tape around your back and under your arms at the fullest part of your bust (not underneath the bust).
- This one is definitely the one you don't want to mess up, but it's easy to do so. Again, wrap the measuring tape around your back at the smallest part of your waist. This should be a few inches above your belly button at your natural waistline. If you're standing straight up and bend to one side, it will be where the natural crease in your side happens.
- This measurement should be taken around the fullest part of your hips and butt. You'll want to make sure this measurement is most accurate if you're wearing a dress that is fitted throughout the hips. With our styles that are flowy throughout the skirt, this measurement won't necessarily matter.
Now what? Compare these measurements with our size chart below. Each measurement will line up with a specific size. If one measurement is falling in between two sizes that means you'll fit better in the larger of the two sizes. So, for example, if your measurements are 38' bust, 30.5' waist, and 41.5' hip, you'd want to go with the size 10. Even though your bust and hip measurements fall in line with the size 8, the waist of the size 8 dress would be too small with a 30.5' waist. The size 8 would be 1' too small in the waist.
Having trouble deciding on a style?
If you're a bride considering one style to order for your ladies that will coordinate with your bridal gown, we recommend thinking about a few things here.
Your dress fabric and style
- Do you want your girls' dresses to coordinate perfectly, partially, or contrast with your gown? We've seen brides do each of these three and look absolutely stunning as a whole, so it's mainly personal preference here.
- Is it more formal or casual? Our most popular styles for formal weddings are floor length chiffon, sequin and short full lace dresses while more casual events tend to lean towards our short chiffon or our lace top styles.
- This can be a good determining factor for color and style. Is your big day mid-summer in a warm climate? Short dresses might be the way to go here. All of our dresses are very comfortable, but you still may want to take temperature into consideration. Fall wedding? Our new Bordeaux color is the perfect fall hue.
Did the bride give you styles to choose from?
We know narrowing down which style you like best can be tough with so many different necklines to choose from. Especially when you haven't tried them on before to determine which style is most comfortable and hits in all the most flattering spots.
I'm going to break it down by neckline for you, but first let's talk waistline and skirts. Majority of our dresses have flowy skirts with a natural waistline. This includes all of our crinkle chiffon, lace top, and satin top dresses. If you're looking for something more fitted, our full lace dresses are the ones for you.