measure before you order!
carefully before you buy.
probably wear a different size in formal wear than
you do in your everyday clothing.
Bra size is not
your bust measurement.
If you are
unsure, have a professional seamstress take your
alterations for a perfect fit.
If you are
in between sizes, go with the larger size. It is
easier to take in a dress rather than let it out.
On average, formalwear
runs approximately two sizes smaller than regular clothing. Please
do not get upset if the charts are telling you that you need a bigger
size than you had thought. No one will see the sizing tag unless
you wear the dress inside out. If it offends thee, rip it out.
How to Measure
Measure over your
undergarments and hold the tailors tape measure comfortably loose.
(Vinyl tailor's tapes are available, for
example, at Wal-Mart for around .97 cents in the craft dept.)
Bust - Measure
around the fullest part of your bust line, keeping the tape
even around you. Not too tight! (You can use your back bra
strap as a guide.) Be
aware that wearing no bra versus a strapless or regular bra
can make quite a difference in measurements. A girl who wears
a 34A bra will have a much different bust measurement that a
girl who wears a 34D! We recommend, if possible, that you
wear the undergarment that you will be wearing for your event
when taking measurements. If this is not possible, then wear
a bra that fits well.
Waist - Measure
your natural waistline, typically the smallest part of your
waist. A good guide is to measure where your body bends
as if leaning to the side, approximately where your belly
button is. Make sure
you're not holding your stomach in while you take the
measurement. Leave one finger under the measuring tape so
that the tape can be moved. You want the dress to fit
comfortably around the waist.
Hip - Measure
the fullest part of your hips. Approximately
7"-9" below your waistline.
How do I choose the correct
size? We have a size chart on each page
for you to view. Please take measurements and
follow the chart. Please understand that these
are special occasion dresses and it is the rare
woman who can order a dress and have it fit
perfectly. Most people will need some type of
alterations even if it is just a simple hemming.
It is always better to go a little bigger and have
it altered down. This will save you the
trouble of an exchange, restocking fee etc.
Please check with your local seamstresses to get an
idea of the charges before placing your order.
This will eliminate any surprises.
We highly recommend getting two to three price quotes as well as references
before choosing a seamstress. If there aren't many advertised
seamstresses in your area, you may want to check with your local churches.
Many organizations have sewing groups with many years of experience.
Again, always check references.
We are not
responsible for sizing errors on the customers part.
Our adult dresses are made to a standard length of
right around 60" from shoulder to hem. All others will need to be hemmed.
Note: Just because you wear, for example, a size 10 does NOT mean that
you will automatically wear a size 10 in formal wear. ALL makers size their
dresses differently. We cannot stress enough just how important it is
to take accurate measurements and compare them to the size chart for that
Need Help Choosing? Click on our
"Sizing Information" link below and you will be taken to a form that you can
submit to us and we'll choose the correct size for you. Please
remember, however, that our sizing experts are only as good as your
measurements are accurate.
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At Keep Me In Stitches, we
offer a very wide selection of bridesmaid dresses, prom gowns, wedding
gowns, quinceanera and sweet sixteen or sweet 16, junior bridesmaid
dresses, flower girl dresses, frilly pageant dresses, infant dresses,
girls and infants holiday Christmas dresses, Easter dresses, mother of the bride and
mother of the groom dresses as well as a nice variety of boys formal
wear including tuxedos, suits, and Christmas outfits. We also
offer boys and girls christening or baptismal gowns and outfits and
communion dresses. If you need accessories, we have these as well
with a nice collection of girls floral crowns, communion veils, dress
gloves in satin for girls, juniors, and women as well as bridal slips
and crinolines, crinolines for prom gowns and flower girl dresses.
We have hoop slips as well as the tulle netting variety. We offer
a wide range of styles at cheap, discount prices that come in a variety
of colors and sizes including chocolate, white, ivory, pink, baby
blue, burgundy, sage, periwinkle blue, yellow, banana, red, peach, off
white, lime, lilac, gold, rose, purple, mauve, plum, black, brown,
orange, dark orange, green, fuchsia, turquoise, teal, steel blue, celadon, champagne,
off white, apple red, candy apple red, wine, maroon, grape, spring
green, maize, cornflower blue, dusty rose, coral, silver, aqua, almond,
Bordeaux, bronze, burnt orange, buttercup, cafe, camel,
candlelight, cappuccino, cerise, cinnamon, copen blue, cream, dark
ivory, powder blue, lavender, flamingo, fluorescent green, grey,
heather, hunter green, jade, kiwi, latte, lemon, mango, melon, mint,
mocha, orchid, pearl, raspberry, rose, rum pink, rust, salmon,
sand, sapphire, sea mist, teal, terracotta, toffee, Victorian amethyst ,
Victorian mauve, violet, watermelon.