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Size Chart

The key to good fit is to look for the widest measurement of your body and match the measurement to the size using the size chart below. For your top, the widest measurement is almost always the breasts. For the bottoms, the widest measurement is the hip. See the image below for more information on these measurements.  

Carla Valcarcel Size Chart 

*Measured in inches.

4 6 8 10 12 14
Bust 33.5 34.5 35.5 36.5 38 39.5
Waist 26.5 27.5 28.5 29.5 31 32.5
Hip 36.5 37.5 38.5 39.5 41.5 42.5

 

The best way to measure is with a sewing measuring tape. These are flexible, inexpensive, readily available, and easy to use. Wear a form-fitting tank top and leggings when you measure your body. We also suggest asking for help. The tape measurer should be as parallel to the floor as possible all the way around the body, which is hard to do all by ourselves. A friend is also super useful to measure the dress hem length for any customization. I want to reiterate that it is extremely important that you have the right height shoes on when measuring for length.  We can talk about this further during our Touch Base call if you make a purchase.

 

Bust:

Wear the bra that you will be wearing with the dress.  We remind you that our dresses have build-in bra cups so we suggest something with a little padding in order to maintain the measurement true to size. Measure across the fullest part of the bust.  

 

Waist:

Bend to one side.  Wherever the crease forms, that is your natural waist. Pull the tape across the narrowest part and measure.

 

Hips:

Stand straight and look forward.  Wrap the tape around the fullest part of your hips (or rear) and measure. 

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