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How to Choose the Right Size for Your Bridesmaid Dress August 8, 2017

New York, New York
How to Choose the Right Size for Your Bridesmaid Dress, New York, New York

It’s a great honor to be chosen as a bridesmaid, but it also requires some commitment and planning. The bridesmaid dress should be well-fit while also complementing the bride and her chosen color scheme for the wedding. Getting that perfect fit is a two-step process: ordering the right size dress and then selecting the best custom tailor. 

A Quick Guide to Getting the Perfect Bridesmaid Dress

Size Selection

bridesmaid-dress Whether you’re choosing your bridesmaid dress or it’s already been picked for you, it’s important to be measured before placing your order. Designers vary in their sizing standards, so knowing the bust-to-waist-to-hip ratio will be a useful constant to refer to. Also, because it’s much easier to have alterations made to a larger dress, you should select one size up than usual.

Custom Tailoring

Now that you’ve ordered and received your bridesmaid dress, it’s important to find an experienced tailor for custom alterations. A tailor will ensure that your dress fits like a glove while still being comfortable. Look for a tailor who has experience working with all sizes and body types as well as a variety of materials. Schedule your alteration appointment well in advance of the big day to leave enough time for multiple fittings, if needed. At the first meeting, wear the undergarments and shoes you plan to have on the wedding day. This will help the tailor achieve the perfect fit for your body and posture.


If you need to perfect your bridesmaid dress, Wo’s Custom Tailoring on New York City’s Upper East Side has the experience and craftsmanship to help you look your best. From the initial measurements to alterations, they provide a full range of high-quality, custom tailoring services. Call today to schedule an appointment at (212) 988-9889 or visit their beautiful Upper East Side location. You can also browse their breathtaking gallery online.

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