Wedding Dress Sizing Guide and UK Size Charts

Each wedding dress designer has its own unique UK size chart, as the measurements for each size can vary between designers and styles.  This can make it difficult to know what size to purchase. with wedding dresses as they also come up smaller than regular clothes. It is important to carefully compare your own measurements to the size chart provided by the designer and to keep in mind that the size is just a number. It is also important to note that even if you have your measurements done and follow the designer's size chart, in the majority of the cases dresses may still require alterations to achieve a perfect fit, so it's always good to have our stylists and seamstresses to help you with that.
Pinning the hem of a Wedding Dress in our bridal boutique in London

How to take proper measurements for a wedding dress

Follow the steps below to take proper measurements for a wedding dress:

  1. Wear the right undergarments: Put on the same or similar undergarments that you plan to wear on your wedding day. This will ensure that your measurements are as accurate as possible.

  2. Stand up straight: Stand with your feet together and your arms relaxed at your sides, maintaining a straight posture.

  3. Use a measuring tape: Make sure to use a soft, flexible measuring tape that can wrap around your body easily.

  4. Take the following measurements:

    a. Bust: Measure around the fullest part of your bust, keeping the tape level and parallel to the floor. Be careful not to pull the tape too tight or too loose.

    b. Waist: Find your natural waistline, which is typically the narrowest part of your torso. Wrap the measuring tape around your waist, ensuring it remains parallel to the floor.

    c. Hips: Measure around the fullest part of your hips, keeping the tape level and parallel to the floor. This is usually around 7-9 inches below your natural waist.

    d. Hollow to hem: This is the length from the base of your neck (the hollow) to the hem of the dress. Stand up straight and have someone else measure this length from the front, starting at the hollow of your neck and ending at the desired length of your dress (usually the floor, with or without shoes, depending on your preference).

    e. Arm length (if needed): Measure from your shoulder to your wrist, with your arm slightly bent.

    f. Additional measurements might be required depending on the dress style, such as shoulder to shoulder, around the bicep, or the circumference of the neck.

  5. Record your measurements: Write down each measurement as you go, so you have them ready when you consult with a bridal shop or dressmaker.

Always consult the size charts below as each designer have their own sizing standards. Remember that it's easier to alter a dress to make it smaller rather than larger, so it's better to order a slightly larger size if you're unsure. 

Wedding Dress Designers Size Charts

1. Adore By Justin Alexander UK Size Chart

Adore by Justin Alexander dresses are for the bride after a less-is-more wedding day look take your dress to a different address. All Adore dresses are available in UK size 4 to 22. Larger sizes are available on request
Click here to view all the Adore dresses we have in stock. 
"Old" Adore Size Chart applies to all Styles up to 11224
US SizeUK SizeBustWaistHips
US 2UK 4312335
US 4UK 6322436
US 6UK 8342638
US 8UK 10352739
US 10UK 12362840
US 12UK 1437.529.541
US 14UK 16393142.5
US 16UK 1840.532.544
US 18UK 2042.534.546
US 20UK 2244.536.548
US 22UK 24474050
US 24UK 26494252
US 26UK 28514454
US 28UK 30534656
Please note that all measurements are in inches
"Be You" Adore Size Chart applies to all Styles from 11225 onwards
UK SizeUS
Size
BustWaistHips
UK 2US 0312334
UK 4US 232.524.535.5
UK 6US 4342637
UK 8US 6352738
UK 10US 8362839
UK 12US 10372940
UK 14US 1238.530.541.5
UK 16US 14403243
UK 18US 16423445
UK 20US 18443647
UK 22US 20463849
UK 24US 22484051
UK 26US 24504253
UK 28US 2653.54657
UK 30US 28575061
UK 32US 3060.55465
Please note that all measurements are in inches

2. Aire Barcelona and Aire Royale UK Size Chart

Aire Barcelona and Aire Royale dresses are meticulously designed by Rosa Clara Group and made with modern fabrics blending freshness and elegance. All Aire Barcelona and Aire Royale dresses are available in Spanish size 34 to 60. Click here to view all the Aire Barcelona dresses we have in stock.
Click here to view all the Aire Barcelona dresses we have in stock. 
Click here to view all the Aire Royale dresses we have in stock. 
Spanish SizeUK SizeBustWaistHips
Spain 34UK 63223.534.5
Spain 36UK 833.52536
Spain 38UK 103526.537.5
Spain 40UK 1236.52839.5
Spain 42UK 14383041
Spain 44UK 1639.531.542.5
Spain 46UK 1841.53344
Spain 48UK 2043.53546
Spain 50UK 22453748
Spain 52UK 24473950
Spain 54UK 26494152
Spain 56UK 28514354
Spain 58UK 3052.544.555.5
Spain 60UK 32544657
Please note that all measurements are in inches

3. Enzoani UK Size Chart

Enzoani Love Collection focus on simple fitted silhouettes featuring crepe and delicate lace details available from size UK 4 to UK 34. Click here to view the Enzoani Love dresses we have in store. 
Click here to view all the Enzoani Love Collection dresses we have in stock. 
UK SizeBustWaistHips
UK 43324.535.5
UK 63425.536.5
UK 83526.537.5
UK 103627.538.5
UK 123829.540.5
UK 143930.541.5
UK 1640.53243
UK 184233.544.5
UK 204537.548
UK 224739.550
UK 244941.552
UK 26514454.5
UK 285346.557
UK 30554959.5
UK 325751.562
UK 346053.565
Please note that all measurements are in inches

4. Justin Alexander UK Size Chart

Justin Alexander main collection features a wide range of styles, from classic ball gowns to modern sheath silhouettes, all crafted with exquisite attention to detail.
All Justin Alexander dresses are available in UK size 4 to 22. Larger sizes are available on request
Click here to view all the Justin Alexander dresses we have in stock. 
"Old" Justin Alexander Size Chart applies to all Styles up to 88254
US SizeUK SizeBustWaistHips
US 2UK 4312335
US 4UK 6322436
US 6UK 8342638
US 8UK 10352739
US 10UK 12362840
US 12UK 1437.529.541
US 14UK 16393142.5
US 16UK 1840.532.544
US 18UK 2042.534.546
US 20UK 2244.536.548
US 22UK 24474050
US 24UK 26494252
US 26UK 28514454
US 28UK 30534656
Please note that all measurements are in inches
"Be You" Justin Alexander Size Chart applies to all Styles from 88255 onwards
UK SizeUS
Size
BustWaistHips
UK 2US 0312334
UK 4US 232.524.535.5
UK 6US 4342637
UK 8US 6352738
UK 10US 8362839
UK 12US 10372940
UK 14US 1238.530.541.5
UK 16US 14403243
UK 18US 16423445
UK 20US 18443647
UK 22US 20463849
UK 24US 22484051
UK 26US 24504253
UK 28US 2653.54657
UK 30US 28575061
UK 32US 3060.55465
Please note that all measurements are in inches

5. Justin Alexander Signature UK Size Chart

Justin Alexander Signature line is the brand's premium collection, offering even more luxurious and intricate designs. These dresses often feature stunning embellishments, unique fabric combinations, and impeccable construction.
Click here to view all the Justin Alexander Signature dresses we have in stock.
"Old" Justin Alexander Signature Size Chart applies to all Styles up to 99209
US SizeUK SizeBustWaistHips
US 2UK 4312335
US 4UK 6322436
US 6UK 8342638
US 8UK 10352739
US 10UK 12362840
US 12UK 1437.529.541
US 14UK 16393142.5
US 16UK 1840.532.544
US 18UK 2042.534.546
US 20UK 2244.536.548
US 22UK 24474050
US 24UK 26494252
US 26UK 28514454
US 28UK 30534656
Please note that all measurements are in inches
"Be You" Justin Alexander Signature Size Chart applies to all Styles from 99210 onwards
UK SizeUS
Size
BustWaistHips
UK 2US 0312334
UK 4US 232.524.535.5
UK 6US 4342637
UK 8US 6352738
UK 10US 8362839
UK 12US 10372940
UK 14US 1238.530.541.5
UK 16US 14403243
UK 18US 16423445
UK 20US 18443647
UK 22US 20463849
UK 24US 22484051
UK 26US 24504253
UK 28US 2653.54657
UK 30US 28575061
UK 32US 3060.55465
Please note that all measurements are in inches

6. Lillian West UK Size Chart

Two size charts have been used for the Lillian West dresses. All styles up 66229 use the old size chart below and all the styles from 66230 onwards use the "Be You" size chart at the bottom
Click here to view all the Lillian West dresses we have in stock. 
"Old" Lillian West Size Chart applies to all Styles up to 66229
US SizeUK SizeBustWaistHips
US 2UK 4312335
US 4UK 6322436
US 6UK 8342638
US 8UK 10352739
US 10UK 12362840
US 12UK 1437.529.541
US 14UK 16393142.5
US 16UK 1840.532.544
US 18UK 2042.534.546
US 20UK 2244.536.548
US 22UK 24474050
US 24UK 26494252
US 26UK 28514454
US 28UK 30534656
Please note that all measurements are in inches
"Be You" Lillian West Size Chart applies to all Styles from 66230 onwards
UK SizeUS
Size
BustWaistHips
UK 2US 0312334
UK 4US 232.524.535.5
UK 6US 4342637
UK 8US 6352738
UK 10US 8362839
UK 12US 10372940
UK 14US 1238.530.541.5
UK 16US 14403243
UK 18US 16423445
UK 20US 18443647
UK 22US 20463849
UK 24US 22484051
UK 26US 24504253
UK 28US 2653.54657
UK 30US 28575061
UK 32US 3060.55465
Please note that all measurements are in inches

7. Paloma Blanca and Mikaella UK Size Chart

Canadian sister brands Paloma Blanca and Mikaella share the same size chart below.
Click here to view all the Paloma Blanca dresses we have in stock.Click here to view all the Mikaella dresses we have in stock.
UK SizeUS SizeBustWaistHips
UK 6US 2322435
UK 8US 4332536
UK 10US 6342637
UK 12US 8352738
UK 14US 10372940
UK 16US 12393142
UK 18US 14413444
UK 20US 16433746
UK 22US 18454048
UK 24US 20474250
UK 26US 22494452
Please note that all measurements are in inches

8. Sincerity by Justin Alexander UK Size Chart

Two size charts have been used for the Sincerity dresses. All styles up 44320 use the old size chart below and all the styles from 44321 onwards use the "Be You" size chart at the bottom. 
Click here to view all the Sincerity dresses we have in stock.
"Old" Sincerity By Justin Alexander Size Chart applies to all Styles up to 44320
US SizeUK SizeBustWaistHips
US 2UK 4312335
US 4UK 6322436
US 6UK 8342638
US 8UK 10352739
US 10UK 12362840
US 12UK 1437.529.541
US 14UK 16393142.5
US 16UK 1840.532.544
US 18UK 2042.534.546
US 20UK 2244.536.548
US 22UK 24474050
US 24UK 26494252
US 26UK 28514454
US 28UK 30534656
Please note that all measurements are in inches
"Be You" Sincerity By Justin Alexander Size Chart applies to all Styles from 44321 onwards
UK SizeUS
Size
BustWaistHips
UK 2US 0312334
UK 4US 232.524.535.5
UK 6US 4342637
UK 8US 6352738
UK 10US 8362839
UK 12US 10372940
UK 14US 1238.530.541.5
UK 16US 14403243
UK 18US 16423445
UK 20US 18443647
UK 22US 20463849
UK 24US 22484051
UK 26US 24504253
UK 28US 2653.54657
UK 30US 28575061
UK 32US 3060.55465
Please note that all measurements are in inches

THE MOST COMMON QUESTIONS ABOUT WEDDING DRESS SIZE

How does wedding dress sizing work ? 
Wedding dress sizes typically correspond to the traditional numeric dress UK sizes (0-28), but can also be found in US or European sizes (e.g. "Spanish size 40"). When purchasing a wedding dress, it is important to take accurate measurements of your bust, waist, and hips and compare them to the size chart provided by the designer. It is also important to note that wedding dress sizes may vary between designers and styles, so it is best to make sure that you are looking at the right size chart. Additionally, most wedding dresses can be altered to fit the individual bride's body perfectly by a seamstress.
How much weight do I need to lose to go down one size in a wedding dress ? 
Generally speaking you would go down one size if you lose a stone (approximately 6kg) however the amount of weight you need to lose to go down one size in a wedding dress can vary depending on several factors such as your current weight, body composition, and the specific measurements of the dress size you are trying to fit into. Additionally, losing weight in certain areas of your body can make a bigger difference in the fit of your dress than others. 
It's important to note that weight loss should not be your primary focus when preparing for your wedding. Instead, your focus should be on maintaining a healthy lifestyle that includes a balanced diet and regular exercise. Crash dieting or extreme weight loss methods can be harmful to your health, and may not be sustainable in the long term.
What size wedding dress should I wear ?
The best way to determine your wedding dress size is to take accurate measurements of your bust, waist, and hips, and compare them to the size chart of the dress. It is recommended to ask a professional dress fitter to have a proper measurement, this will give you a better idea of the size you should wear and also take into account that most wedding dresses can be altered to fit your body perfectly.
Does each wedding dress designer work on different size charts ?
Yes, each wedding dress designer may have their own unique size chart, as the measurements for each size can vary between designers and styles. This can make it difficult to know what size to purchase. It is important to carefully compare your own measurements to the size chart provided.
It is also important to note that even if you have your measurements done and follow the designer's size chart, in the majority of the casees dresses still require alterations to achieve a perfect fit, so it's always good to have a tailor or a professional dress fitter to help you with that.
What size shall I choose if I have a small top but a large bottom or viceversa ?
At the end of your bridal appointment, we will take your three body measurements and send them to you via WhatsApp or email. If you decide to purchase a dress, we will work with you to determine the best size to order based on your measurements. While some designers manufacture split size dresses, with different sizes on the top and bottom, the majority do not. One option is to choose a size based on your largest measurement and have the dress altered by a seamstress to fit your smaller areas. Another option is to consider a dress style that accommodates your larger bottom, such as an A-line dress, and have the top altered to fit your smaller measurements. Ultimately, the best course of action is to try on different sizes and styles to see what looks and feels the most comfortable and flattering for your body shape.
Do wedding dresses sizes run small in size ? 
Not all wedding dress sizes run small, as sizing can vary greatly depending on the designer or brand. Some designers may cut their dresses true to size, while others may cut them a size bigger or smaller. It's important to keep in mind that wedding dress sizes are not the same as regular clothing sizes, and every designer may have slightly different sizing. That's why we recommend using our wedding dress size calculator, along with accurate body measurements, to help determine the best size to order. If you're unsure about sizing, we're here to help answer any questions and provide guidance based on our experience working with different designers and brands.
Can you size up a wedding dress ?
It is often not possible to size up a wedding dress as not many wedding dresses are designed with extra fabric in the seams, allowing for alterations to increase the size if needed. It is always easier to size down a dress than to size it up. Ultimately the amount that a wedding dress can be sized up will depend on the style of the dress and the amount of extra fabric in the seams.
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