How to Make Sure Your Dress is The Right Fit

Ever notice how women in wedding dresses usually look stunning and gorgeous? That’s because they are wearing a dress that is properly fitted to them. On the other hand, if women are seen wearing a gown that is ill-fitting, she can appear sloppy and not as attractive in an instant. Thankfully, brides will always make time for wedding dress fittings. However, for all other outfits, we may not be as dedicated in perfecting the fit.

Finding a style that suits your taste and fits your body can be challenging, especially if you’re not having one tailor-made and just want one from the rack or you want to purchase a dress online. You have to consider the varying sizes and shapes of women, with emphasis on the differences in bust, waist, and hips. Fortunately, there are a number of fit-related details that you can watch out for in order to always look chic and unruffled.

Here are four ways to ensure that your dress is always the right fit:

1. Bust

Different dress styles also call for different bust styles, which matters much when you are considering wearing one of those tight red prom dresses. Some dresses are designed to be generous around the bust area, like swing dresses and shift dresses. There are also dress styles that call for a fitted bust, including sheath dresses and empire-cut dresses. For a properly fitted bust, the section of the dress should fit closely to the wearer’s breasts without the fabric pulling tight on them. Consider sizing up if you notice any bust pulling to ensure that the dress is not too snug for you.

2. Length


With regards to length, dresses are quite versatile and offer some leeway which helps a great deal when looking for clothing that flatters your figure. If you are not certain about which length works best for you, a safe bet for casual dresses is to find one with a hemline that hits just around the knee area. You can opt for a dress that is an inch above the top of your knee or one that falls around the middle section of the kneecap.

3. Waist

Extremely uncomfortable and unflattering are dresses that don’t fit in the waist area. It is also very noticeable and you’ll spot these flaws right away. Avoid looking like a muffin top by finding a dress that fits you properly. Size up if you feel about to burst, whether over or under a waistband. If you need a quick fix with a slightly loose waistline, find a belt that goes well with the dress and you’ll be good to go.

Ideally, the waist of the dress should be on the section where your own waist is smallest. Plus, it should not be constricted and body-hugging; rather, allow a few centimetres of space around the waist area. Instead of worrying about the ideal waistline tags, focus your energies toward looking for a dress with a proper fit for the waist. A good fit will always compliment your figure, no matter what size you come in.

4. Other Features

Other Features

A default reminder for dresses with sleeves is that these should not pull, wrinkle, or bunch up at the armpits. Consider sizing up if the sleeves poke into the armpits.

A dress should follow the contours of your body to ensure that it is the proper fit. This includes your shoulders and your behind. Dresses should not pull or sag around the shoulders. Neither should they be pulling nor bubbling up in the back section as these will definitely look undesirable.