How to Measure

How to measure Shopping for a plus size dress to wear to a special celebration on your social calender? Like many teens and women, you may not be sure what size to order. Don't worry. We can help take the guess work out of shopping online for plus size dresses for special occasions.

Just follow these three easy steps to land a dress that fits and flatters your curves!

Step One: Take your measurements

Use a cloth measuring tape to take your bust, waist and hip measurements. Do not use a steel tape measure. You won't get accurate results. Tips:


Measure all around the fullest part of your chest over the bra cups.
Tip: Keep your arms relaxed!


Measure all around the narrowest part of your body.
Tip: Measure just above your belly button.


Measure around the fullest part of your lower body. If you're 5'3" or shorter, measure 6" below your waistline. If you're 5'4" or taller, measure 7" below your waistline.
Tip: Stand with your feet and legs together and go all the way around your body.


Everyone asks what is "hollow-to-hem"? It's the length from the indentation in the front of your neck to the edge of the hem on the skirt of the dress. It will tell you how long the dress will be on your body. Tip: Always have someone else get this measurement. If you do it yourself it won't be right.

Step Two: Check the size chart

Compare your measurements with the bust, waist and hips measurements for the size chart for each dress. The dress must be large enough to fit you in the bust, waist and hips.

Tip: If any measurement is too small, take a larger size. Between sizes? Always order the larger one!

Step Three: Be Size Wise

Never ever guess your size.