sizing and fit:

  • For information on wedding dress sizing right for you, please see our ‘Size Chart’ which is under each Product Description in our Shop here.
  • We highly recommend measuring yourself with dressmaker’s measuring tape prior to purchasing. If you are still uncertain about the sizing or fit of an item please contact us directly and we will happily provide you with additional photos or information.
  • VINTAGE SIZING – Please note that vintage garments are a significantly different fit than clothing made today. Modern clothing is generally cut larger to cater to a wider range of women and sizing, while vintage clothing is cut much more tailored and closer to the figure. Therefore extra care is needed when wearing vintage clothing given the nature of the aged fabric and more tailored construction of the garment. Alterations to vintage garments can be made to achieve a more modern look (i.e. shape, silhouette, appearance) while not distracting from the original vintage quality and style.

silhouettes and shapes:

A-line: Classic and simple style fitted at the bodice, then flows out to the floor forming an ‘A’ shape.

Ball Gown: The most formal and traditional wedding dress silhouette, displaying a dramatically full skirt, offset by a fitted bodice.

Mermaid or Fishtail: Great style for flaunting feminine curves, fits tightly to the body from the bodice to the knee before flaring out to the hem.

Sheath or Column: A long, narrow, slim-fitting silhouette wit straight lines and fits closely to the body.

Trumpet: Close-fitting bodice with a gradually flared skirt that skims the lines of the body, through the hips.

Empire: Defined by its waistline which is positioned directly beneath the bust, where it meets the skirt.