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:
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.
In order to offer the lowest possible price on bridesmaid dresses, payment must be received in full up front.
To order bridesmaid dresses:
Ready? Go to the Bridesmaid Dress Order Form