How do I measure for a dress & find the best fit?
Here are our suggestions and tips for measuring and finding the best fit:
For the best fit, DON’T GUESS at your size.
Measure first – then determine your size from the size charts listed on each page of dresses. Order the size that comes closest to your measurements. If between sizes, choose the larger size as it is always easier to alter the dress down than to let it out. Remember, the size will not be displayed on the dress when you are wearing it, so don’t get hung up on numbers. You’ll look best in a dress that fits, no matter what the size!
In most dresses the waist and bust measurements are the most important, but if your dress is fitted through the hips (mermaid or straight skirt), you’ll need all three. It’s easy to add cups or a bra to make the bust measurement fit correctly, so don’t worry if you have to go up in size to accommodate your waist measurement. Look for dresses with lace-up backs or sides to avoid problems with fit in the bust (and waist) because they allow for a more flexible fit. If you have a generous A-line, full, or ball gown skirt don’t worry about your hip measurement… these skirts are easy to fit and hide everything!
The size you order is ALWAYS up to you! We will be happy to help you find the best size for you, but the final decision is up to you.
PLEASE E-MAIL US WITH ANY CONCERN YOU MAY HAVE ABOUT SIZES OF OUR COLLECTION. WE BELIEVE THAT ONCE YOU PERSONALLY SEE OUR PRODUCTS YOU WILL FALL IN LOVE WITH THE QUALITY, THE FEEL AND THE WAY THEY FIT!
What if my measurements don’t match the size chart?
Finding the correct size can be difficult, but don’t worry, we’re here to help! First of all, double check your measurements using our measuring guide above. (If you measure just an inch off, or 2,54 cm, it will throw off your size.) Once you’re sure of your measurements compare them to the size chart for the dress you want and see what range you’re in.
If one or two measurements put you in a larger size than the other(s) then we recommend going up a size and altering down as needed. The dresses do not generally have much seam allowance, so they cannot be easily let out. It’s much easier to take them in!
Sometimes only a few measurements are important though. For ball gowns or dresses with full skirts, focus on the bust and waist since a full skirt will have plenty of give either way. For dresses with open or tie backs, focus on the waist and hips.
Dresses with corset or lace-up backs make fitting really easy since they let you adjust the fit in the bust and waist. Consider these styles if you’re disproportional or if you’re between sizes. They can often adjust several inches in either direction, depending on the style!
If the waist and hips are a perfect match, but you’re lacking in the bust, consider wearing a padded bra or bra cups. These can easily take up an extra inch or two and save you from having alterations.
If you still need help, please contact us we’re always happy to give advice!
Can you do alterations?
No, ZuZa fashion cannot do alterations. Alterations are very personal specific changes made to your dress to make it fit YOU. They require fittings with a seamstress who will pin/ mark the dress for alterations, according to your specifications, while it is on your body. We cannot properly do alterations for you since we are shipping the dress to you. We recommend looking for a seamstress/ alteration store in your area that is experienced in working with formal gowns (and with bead work if necessary).