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Choosing a dress or petticoat

To help you choose the perfect item from our selection and for a seamless shopping experience, please read the following tips.  We appreciate it can be difficult buying clothing online without trying it on, so we are here to help try and make the process straightforward!

Sizing

The different dress styles and shapes do vary in size measurements and between manufacturers.  We always recommend that you choose your dress going by the listed measurements rather than your usual dress size.  If you are a combination of measurements from the list, we recommend going by your bust size primarily. 

Special Occasion

If you are ordering a dress for a special occasion, please remember to allow plenty of time.  We recommend you order several weeks before your event, in case you need to return an item and order an alternative.

The most important thing is that you TELL US!!  If we are made aware of a specific timescale, we will always do our best to meet your requirements.

Petticoats

Our petticoats come in two lengths - 23" and 26" - and three main waist sizes.  They are super soft, very fluffy and are not stiff, will not 'stick out' or be uncomfortable to wear as cheaper ones often are.  They will ensure your dress hangs beautifully and gives you plenty of 'swish'! 

Our petticoats have elasticated adjustable waistbands, so there is some leeway and overlap in the sizes.  Please ask for any advice.  

Generally, with the adjustable waistband, sizing is as follows:

XS/S - suitable for ladies between size 8-14
M/L - suitable for ladies between a 12-18
XL/2XL - suitable for ladies between a 14-22
Sizes 3XL, 4XL and 5XL can be pre-ordered, although these are only available in red, black or white.

 

For more specific personal advice, please use our Personal Shopper Service - it's free!