Sizing Tips

All designers have their own size charts, which are provided below. Do not assume that you are your normal dress size. Dresses are made-to-order, which means that they are produced when you order them. Nothing is kept in stock. Dresses are made according to each designer's dress patterns which correspond to the sizing charts below; they are not custom made to your body measurements.

We highly recommend that you go to a trusted tailor/seamstress to get measured. However, if that is not possible, here are some tips to help you determine your size. If you are unsure of which size to order, please do not hesitate to contact us at info@shopjoielle.com for advice. Most women will still need alterations because every body is different and a tailor can fit the dress perfectly to your unique shape and ensure that you look your best.

How to Measure:

Bust: Wearing the undergarment that you plan to wear with the dress, measure under your arms, around the fullest part of your chest, keeping tape snug and level across your back. Do not use your bra/cup size.
Waist: Measure snugly around your natural waistline.
Hip: Stand with your feet together and measure snugly around the fullest part of your hips.
Hollow to Hem: Measure from hollow of front of neck down to where you want the hem of your dress to end.

Designer Size Charts

ALFRED SUNG   |   AFTER SIX   |   DESSY COLLECTION   |   DESSY TWIST   |   LELA ROSE BRIDESMAID  |   SOCIAL BRIDESMAIDS
Size XS S M L 1X 2X 3X
00 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18W 20W 22W 24W 26W 28W 30W
Bust 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38.5 40 41.5 43.5 45.5 48.5 51.5 54.5 57.5 60.5
Waist 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30.5 32 33.5 35.5 37.5 40.5 43.5 46.5 49.5 52.5
Hip 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40.5 42 43.5 45.5 47.5 50.5 53.5 56.5 59.5 62.5
IMPORTANT NOTES:
  • Dessy Group dresses are constructed to be 1-1.5" bigger than on the numbers on the chart, EXCEPT for the bust measurement of strapless styles which are built according to the size chart to ensure a snug fit.
  • Additionally, There is around 1" total of fabric that can be let out from the side inseams of the dress except strapless styles may have little to no extra inseam fabric in the bust depending on the construction of bodice.
  • Sizing Guide refers to your body measurements, NOT dress measurements. Please make sure measuring tape is wrapped snugly around your body to get an accurate body measurement.
HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR SIZE:
  • Dessy Group sizes are similar to regular off-the-rack U.S. clothing sizes. If you find a discrepancy between your regular street size and the size determined by this chart, please email us your measurements and your usual size and we would be happy to assist in selecting the best size for you.
  • If a body measurement falls between 2 sizes (ie. your waist is 27.5, which is in between size 6 and size 8), round down to the smaller if difference to the smaller size is less than 1.5".
  • If your measurements vary greatly (i.e. bust 4, waist 10, hip 6), select 1 size down from the biggest size to bring the dress closer to the rest of your body (i.e. size 8).There is around 1" of fabric that can be let out from the side in-seams in addition to the 1.5” extra room already built into the dress.
  • Extra length is suggested for anyone 5’8” or taller. Please check skirt length chart below to determine if you should choose this option.
  • Need help selecting a size? Contact us with your measurements, your usual US dress size and the style of dress you want to purchase
STYLE-SPECIFIC TIPS:
  • Strapless styles do not have ease of movement in bust. Assume actual bust measurement for sizing.
  • Full skirted styles use bust and waist measurements only since the hip area is not fitted.
  • Empire waist styles with flowing skirts have additional ease in waist and hip.
  • Maternity styles use bust measurement only, and it is recommended to size up if you are later in your pregnancy when the dress will be worn.
Natural Waist to Hem
Bridesmaid Full Length Approx. 43.5"
Bridesmaid Tea Length Approx. 28"
Bridesmaid Cocktail Length Approx. 23"
Twist Dress Cocktail Length Approx. 27.5"
Twist Dress Full Length Approx. 40"
Additional Options and Surcharges
Sizes 18W-28W +$30/dress
Extra length 5"(recommended for 5’ 8” or taller) +$10/dress
LANDA DESIGNS BRIDESMAIDS
LANDA DESIGNS BRIDESMAIDS
Size 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24 26 28
Bust 32 33 34 35 36 37.5 39 40.5 42 44 46.5 49 52 55 58
Waist 24 25 26 27 28 29.5 31 32.5 34 36 38.5 41 44 47 50
Hip 34.5 35.5 36.5 37.5 38.5 40 41.5 43 45 47 49.5 52 55 58 61
IMPORTANT NOTES:
  • Sizing Guide refers to your body measurements, NOT dress measurements.
  • Actual dress measurements are approximate larger by 1” in bust and 1.5" in waist and hip for ease of movement.
  • There is around 1.5" of fabric that can be let out from the side seams in addition to the ease of movement.
HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR SIZE:
  • Extra length is suggested for anyone 5’8” or taller.
  • Need help selecting a size? Contact us with your measurements, your usual US dress size and the style of dress you want to purchase
STYLE-SPECIFIC TIPS:
  • Maternity styles use bust measurement only, and it is recommended to size up if you are later in your pregnancy when the dress will be worn. In order notes, please provide measurements for size verification, and include the measurement below your bust, where an empire waist would naturally sit.
Natural Waist to Hem
Full Length Approx. 44"
Cocktail Length Approx. 22"
M600 Series Cocktail Length Approx. 24"
Additional Options and Surcharges
Sizes 18-28 +$15/dress
Extra length 5" +$15/dress
WATTERS BRIDESMAIDS   |   WTOO BRIDESMAID   
SIZE 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 15 16 18 20 22 24
Bust 33 34 35 36 37 38 39.5 41 42.5 43.5 45.5 47.5 49.5 51.5
Waist 25 26 27 28 29 30 31.5 33 34.5 35.5 37.5 39.5 41.5 43.5
Hip 35.5 36.5 37.5 38.5 39.5 40.5 42 43.5 44.75 44.75 46.75 48.75 50.75 52.75
IMPORTANT NOTES:
  • Sizing Guide refers to dress measurements.
  • Dresses run true to the measurements on size chart and have little to no additional ease of movement built in.
HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR SIZE:
  • Watters and Wtoo sizes run similar to off-the-rack U.S. clothing sizes. If there is a big discrepancy between your regular street size and the size determined by this chart, please email us your measurements and your usual size and we would be happy to assist in selecting the best size for you.
  • If your measurements fall between two sizes, select the larger size. It is always safer to have a tailor take in a dress that is too big than to find out that you ordered a dress that is too small.
  • If your measurements vary greatly (i.e. bust 4, waist 10, hip 6), select the largest size as there little to no extra fabric in the in-seam of the dress to let out.
  • Extra length is suggested for anyone 5’8” or taller. Please check skirt length chart below to determine if you should choose this option.
  • Need help selecting a size? Contact us with your measurements, your usual US dress size and the style of dress you want to purchase
STYLE-SPECIFIC TIPS:
  • Full skirted styles use primarily bust and waist measurements since the hip area is not fitted and has some additional ease.
  • Empire waist styles with flowing skirts have additional ease in waist and hip.
Natural Waist to Hem
Bridesmaid Floor Length Approx. 44"
Bridesmaid Cocktail Length Approx. 32"
Bridesmaid Knee Length Approx. 28"
Above the Knee Length Approx. 22" and 24"
Additional Options and Surcharges
Sizes 18-20 +$15/dress
Sizes 22-24 +$30/dress
Extra length 5" +$15/dress
Floor length +$35/dress
Extra Length 5" on top of Floor Length +$50/dress
SIZE XS S M L XL XXL
Bust 30-33 33-35 35-37 37-40 40-43 43-46
Waist 23-27 26-29 28-30 29-33 33-36 36-39
Hip 33-35 36-38 38-40 40-43 43-46 46-49
IMPORTANT NOTES:
  • Sizing Guide refers to body measurements.
  • Dress sizes encompass a range of measurements because they are designed with elastic waistbands or wrap-around ties which allow for more flexibility.
  • There is little to no additional in-seam fabric to let out. It is always safer to have a tailor take in a dress that is too big than to find out that you ordered a dress that is too small.
HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR SIZE:
  • Joanna August sizes run similar to off-the-rack U.S. clothing sizes. If there is a big discrepancy between your regular street size and the size determined by this chart, please email us your measurements and your usual size and we would be happy to assist in selecting the best size for you.
  • If your measurements fall between two sizes or vary greatly, select the size that corresponds to your largest measurement. Refer to style-specific tips below for exceptions to this guideline.
  • Extra length is not available.
  • Need help selecting a size? Contact us with your measurements, your usual US dress size and the style of dress you want to purchase
STYLE-SPECIFIC TIPS:
  • For elastic waistband styles (8th Avenue, Lincoln, State Street, and Union), determine size primarily by bust and waist measurements since the hip area of the dress is not fitted.
  • For wrap waist styles (DC and Newbury), determine size primarily by bust measurement since the waist and hip areas of the dress are not fitted.
  • Full-length Newbury and DC styles now have 4" less fabric width on each side of the skirt for a smoother look which is an update from our photos and sample loaner dresses.
Natural Waist to Hem
Bridesmaid Cocktail Length Approx. 22"
Bridesmaid Full Length Approx. 46"
DESSY GIRL   |   DESSY JUNIOR BRIDESMAID (below)
DESSY GIRL
Size 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 14
Chest 19.5 21 22.5 23.5 24.5 25.5 26.5 28 29.5 31
Waist 18 19.5 21 22 23 24 25 26.5 28 29.5
Waist to Hem 23 24 25 26 27 29 30.5 32 33.5 35
IMPORTANT NOTES:
  • Sizing Guide refers to body measurements, NOT clothing measurements.
  • Dress measurements are 0.5” inches larger to allow for ease of movement.
  • Need help selecting a size? Contact us with your measurements, your usual US dress size and the style of dress you want to purchase
Additional Options and Surcharges
Extra length 5" +$10/dress
DESSY JUNIOR BRIDESMAID
Size 6JB 8JB 10JB 12JB 14JB
Chest 26 27 28.5 30 31.5
Waist 24 25 26 27 28
Hollow to Hem 46 48 50 52 54
IMPORTANT NOTES:
  • Sizing Guide refers to body measurements, NOT clothing measurements.
  • Dress measurements are 1-1.5” inches larger to allow for ease of movement, the only exception being the bust measurements on strapless dresses, which are approx. the same as the size chart to ensure a snug fit.
  • Need help selecting a size? Contact us with your measurements, your usual US dress size and the style of dress you want to purchase
Additional Options and Surcharges
Extra length 5" +$10/dress
 
Size 2 3 4 5 6 6X 7 8 10 12 14
Chest 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28.5 30 31.5
Waist 20 20.5 21 21.5 22 22.5 22.5 23 24 25 26
Hips 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28.5 30 32 34
Height 35.5 38.5 41.5 44.5 46.5 48.5 51 53 55 57.5 60
Weight (in lbs) 28 32 36 42 48 54 60 68 74 84 96
Knee Length* 14 14.5 15 15.5 16 16.5 17 18 19 19.5 20
IMPORTANT NOTES:
  • Sizing Guide refers to dress measurements.
  • Dresses run true to the measurements on size chart and have little to no additional ease of movement built in.
  • *Knee Length measurement is based on waist to hem.
  • Tea Length measurement is Knee Length measurement +5.5 inches.
  • Floor Length measurement is Knee Length measurement +10.5 inches
  • Need help selecting a size? Contact us with your measurements, your usual US dress size and the style of dress you want to purchase
Additional Options and Surcharges
Sizes 7-14 +$10/dress
Extra length 5" +$10/dress
Floor length +$20/dress
Extra Length 5" on top of Floor Length +$30/dress
 
Vest Size S M L XL 2XL 3XL 4XL 5XL
Equivalent Coat Size 34 - 38 39 - 42 43 - 46 48 - 50 52 - 54 56 - 58 60 - 62 64 - 66
Length (Shoulder to Point) 25 25 3/8 25 7/8 27 28 5/8 28 3/4 29 29 1/4
Waist 40 43 45 50.5 55.5 59.5 63.5 67.5
Chest 41 44 47 51.5 56.5 60.5 64.5 68.5
IMPORTANT NOTES:
  • Extra Length is recommended for anyone 6'2" or taller.
Additional Options and Surcharges
Sizes 4XL-5XL +$10/vest
Extra length 1.5" +$10/vest