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Measuring Yourself For Occasions Dresses From OuterInner.com


Measuring Yourself For Dresses

measurements for occasions dresses

When shopping on line for occasions dresses, such as from OuterInner.com, you need to approach it differently than just going to a local clothing store and picking out a dress! It's crucial to have a good idea of your measurements and to choose dresses based on measurements, not only a standard size (like 10, 14, etc). In this blog we'll show you how to measure yourself, things to look out for, and some tips to make sure that you get a great fitting dress.

"Why Are Measurements So Important? In A Store I Just Pick Out My Size..."

Good question. In a store you can choose your usual size, say a 10, but then you can go try this dress on and make sure it fits well. This is good as you can try it in advance, but you pay a LOT more than when shopping on line. Because you can't try your dress on in advance when shopping on line it's important to check your sizes well as then you can be happy that your occasions dresses will be a good fit when you receive them, AND you'll save a lot over buying locally!

"How Do I Measure Myself?"

How To Take Dress MeasurementsIf you can follow these simple tips then you're half way to being able to take accurate measurements. You can also check OuterInner's measuring chart here.

Tips For Taking Your Dress Measurements

  • Ask a friend to help you, or go to a local dress store and ask them to help take your measurements (then write them down). It's hard to be accurate on your own.
  • Take your measurements wearing the underwear you're likely to be wearing under your dress.
  • Your bust & waist measurements are crucial. Hips are also important, but be aware that a dress with a full skirt will give your hips more room, whereas bust and waist are usually fitted.
  • Always compare your measurements to those of the dress you would like to order! You can see the dress standard size measurements on each dress page here: standard size dress measurements on outerinner.com
  • Be prepared to measure up as a different size to those that you usually wear from your local store. Occasions dresses are a different kind of clothing to everyday wear.
  • If in doubt choose a slightly larger size than yourself, as it's a lot easier to take dresses in later to make them fit perfectly.
  • When buying occasions dresses on line it's very normal to need to make small alterations when you receive the dress. As with any formal wear, they often need to be adjusted for a perfect fit by a seamstress, just the same as if you were buying a formal dress from a local boutique.
Need more help with measuring yourself? Watch this video! Standard size occasions dresses from OuterInner.com are always made exactly to the measurements given on their pages, however if you choose custom size this is where you need to be careful to give us accurate measurements as we can only work with the figures you give us :) Choose custom sizing if you're looking for a totally made-to-measure dress, or are between standard sizes. If you ever have any questions , please contact us any time on the OuterInner club facebook page or by sending an email to: INQUIRY@OUTERINNER.COM and we will do our best to advise you on which size would be best!

Got your size down and need to order fabric swatches? Read this blog.

Formal Dresses Sizing Tips From OuterInner

Formal Dresses Sizing With OuterInner

We've recently made changes to our size charts for standard sized formal dresses. Outerinner size chart

Not Sure About Your Size?

If you're unsure about your size then please feel free to contact us at 'inquiry@outerinner.com' or give us a call on (USA)1-813-358-3228 (9:30AM-18:30PM in Hong Kong Time). The team here will always try to answer your questions and all speak English. If you can't get through on the phone, please leave us a message as we also listen to these routinely. woman on phone It's good to talk, so give us a call!

Have You Considered Custom Sizing?

Some girls have proportions that just don't seem to fit well in standard sizes. If this describes you then don't worry, we can help! Our custom sized dresses are great if you have unique proportions as you'll receive a dress that's exactly tailored to your measurements. Best of all? Custom size formal dresses are just $16 extra!
  • Just remember to ask a friend to help you take your measurements, as the measurements that you'll give us are the ones that your dress will be made in!
  • Don't breath in whilst measuring, as then your dress will be too tight!
  • You should wear the underwear that you think you'll be wearing under your new dress when you take your measurements so the finished garment is big enough for you and your underwear!
  Here's the measurement tips guide for you: measurement guide Only our quick delivery dresses can't be ordered in custom sizes, as it takes longer to make them, but all of our other dresses can be custom sized.  

Plan Ahead

In the case of weddings or other important events where formal dresses are required it's so important to give yourself plenty of time so you get your dress well in advance of the special day. This is because you may need to have some minor adjustments made to the dress. For instance, if your size is slightly outside of a standard range then it may be necessary for you to have a small, but routine and easy, adjustment made to its bust or skirt length.  


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