Common Questions regarding Sizing

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When you order a gown, Low’s staff will take your measurements over just your bra and underwear. This insures snug body measurements. (Measurements should never be taken over clothing.)

We will compare your measurements to the designer’s size chart. Each designer/line has its own size chart. Low’s will make a size recommendation, but the bride is allowed to order any size she chooses. If your measurements fall between sizes it is best to order the larger size as gowns can be taken up but may not have extra fabric to be let out.

Bridesmaid gowns are not cut to your measurements, so alterations are generally expected. Low’s does not offer in-house alterations, but we have a recommended list of alterations providers. Alterations are not included in the purchase price of a gown.

Bridal gowns are cut differently than normal clothing. Most brides order or buy a gown 1 to 2 sizes larger than they usually wear.

Bridesmaid's gowns are not cut to personal measurements — you are ordering the closest size to your measurements. Follow the size chart provided on the backside of your bridesmaid's sheet. Every bridesmaid's gown designer has its own size chart, and the sizes can vary greatly. You could wear a 6 by one designer and a 10 by another designer.

Make sure your bridesmaids get measured properly. If in question, measure twice. Most common sizing issues:

  • Your bust measurement is not the same as your bra size.
  • The waist is measured at the smallest part of the torso, above the belly button - not where you wear your jeans.
  • Do not guess at your size. You can always have a gown taken up but you may not have enough fabric to let a gown out.

The standard policy in the bridal industry is that there are no exchanges and all sales are final. Bridesmaids gowns are cut just for your order. The gowns are not kept in stock. When Low’s places your order for your bridesmaids gowns, the gowns are cut from the same dye lot of fabric and in the sizes you requested. Remember, Low’s staff is not allowed to choose your sizes.

Please measure only over the undergarments you will be wearing with your bridesmaid dress.

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In order to offer the lowest possible price on bridesmaid dresses, payment must be received in full up front.

To order bridesmaid dresses:

  • Choose your bridesmaid dress style.
  • Review the signing chart specific to the dress designer.
  • Have each bridesmaid's measurements taken over her underwear for the best possible fit.
  • Each bridesmaid must fill out a bridesmaid dress order form, completing all the fields requested including:
    • Wedding Details
    • Bridesmaid Contact Information
    • Measurements (Bust, Waist, Hips, Height, Weight)
    • Dress Details
    • Pricing Details
    • Payment Information
  • Submit or confirm payment
  • If paying by credit card, call us to provide the number so we can process your order.

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