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.)

When you go to the offices you 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 has a recommended list of alterations providers. We do not offer in house alterations. Alterations are not included in the purchase price of a gown.

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

Make sure your bridesmaids get measured properly. If in question, measure twice.

The most common mistake is that bridesmaids measure too far down for their waist measurement. The waist is measured at the smallest part of the torso, above the belly button - not where you wear your jeans.

Your bust measurement is not the same as your bra size.

Follow the size chart provided on the back side of your bridesmaids 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.

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.

Bridesmaids gowns are not cut to personal measurements. You are ordering the closest size to your measurements.

It is the policy of the bridal industry 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.

Measurement guides for bust, waist, hip

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

Bust: Measure at the fullest part of your bust with your arms down and relaxed.

Waist: Measure 3" - 4" above your naval, at the smallest part.

Hip: Measure at the widest part.

While bridesmaid dresses are not custom made to your measurements, it is important to be confident in your measurements as each designer's sizing may vary greatly from another. Be sure to match your measurements to the appropriate designer's sizing chart.

Unfortunately, our staff cannot choose a size for any bridesmaid. Please remember that formal attire tends to run smaller than normal "ready to wear" clothing.

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

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