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Doitstyle Dresses: All You Need To Know

Fit Guide for Doitstyle’s Dress Collection

Choose the right evening dress, wedding gown, or formal dress style for your body-type and desired look.

1. A-Line
Universally flattering, the A-line silhouette really is a girl's best friend. By gently flaring from the shoulders down, it skims curves rather than clinging to them, to create an elegant silhouette.

Is This Style for You? If you're petite A-Line adds the illusion of length; if you're tall it can add fullness, and if you've got curves you'd rather cover, the A-line does that too.
2.Ball Gown or “Pick Up”
The most traditional of all dress silhouettes, the ball gown adds curves by accentuating the waist and flowing gracefully into a full skirt. The skirt is great at hiding full hips and creating a gorgeous hourglass figure.

Is This Style for You? A perfect choice for formal or “fairy-tale” inspired events, the ball gown style makes a wonderfully classic wedding dress. Looks great on most body types.
3. Column or Sheath
Figure-hugging column dresses come in a variety of strapless and backless styles. This modern style has become popular among brides who want a chic or beach wedding.

Is This Style for You? An elegant choice for anyone with broad shoulders or slender, athletic builds, it can also elongate a petite figure. However, if there are certain areas you'd rather not accentuate, its clingy design might not be the style for you.
4. Mermaid
Also known as the trumpet or “fit and flare”, mermaid dresses are fitted at the top and flair dramatically around the knee.

Is This Style for You? Mermaid silhouettes accentuate the bust, waist and hips giving an hourglass figure, so it is perfect for showing off your curves. A perfect choice for a glamorous celebrity-inspired wedding.
5. Empire
This empire silhouette features a bodice with a high waistline directly below the bust. The look can be either soft or flowing or more structured and classic, depending on the fabric and cut used.

Is This Style for You? The empire silhouette draws attention up, enhancing the waist while softening the hips, making it a great look for most body types.
6. Princess
Created with a series of vertical panels of fabric, and no obvious waist, a princess silhouette is more dramatic in appearance than the A-line, but similarly flattering.

Is This Style For You? The seams on a dress with a princess silhouette follow the contours of the body to create shape while elongating the torso. An ideal choice for anyone with a petite figure and small-waist.

7. Tea-Length
Tea-length dresses feature a hem that falls anywhere between the bottom of the knee and the bottom of the calf, creating an elegant yet casual style.

Is This Style For You? Tea-length dresses are ideal for showing off your legs and a beautiful pair of shoes! A popular choice as a “second” wedding dress for your reception, a tea-length dress also makes a perfect summer dress.

Colors available at Doitstyle.com, arranged by dress material.
^Top Satin Discover our Satin Dress Collection
Black
Blue
Brown
Burgundy
Champagne
Chocolate
Dark Navy
Daffodil
Dark Green
Fuchsia
Gold
Grape
Green
Hunter
Ivory
Lavender
Light Sky Blue
Light Slate Gray
Lilac
Orange
Pink
Royal Blue
Sage
Silver
White
Red
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^Top Chiffon Discover our Chiffon Dress Collection
Black
Blue
Brown
Burgundy
Champagne
Chocolate
Dark Navy
Daffodil
Dark Green
Fuchsia
Gold
Grape
Green
Hunter
Ivory
Lavender
Light Sky Blue
Light Slate Gray
Lilac
Orange
Pink
Royal Blue
Sage
Red
Silver
White
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^Top Taffeta Discover our Taffeta Dress Collection
Brown
Burgundy
Black
Blue
Champagne
Chocolate
Daffodil
Dark Green
Dark Navy
Fuchsia
Gold
Grape
Green
Hunter
Ivory
Lavender
Light Sky Blue
Light Slate Gray
Lilac
Orange
Pink
Red
Royal Blue
Sage
Silver
White
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^Top Organza Discover our Organza Dress Collection
Brown
Black
Blue
Burgundy
Daffodil
Dark Navy
Dark Green
Fuchsia
Gold
Grape
Green
Hunter
Ivory
Lavender
Light Sky Blue
Light Slate Gray
Lilac
Orange
Pink
Red
Roya Blue
Sage
Silver
White
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^Top Matte Satin Discover our Matte Satin Dress Collection
Black
Blue
Brown
Burgundy
Champagne
Chocolate
Dark Navy
Daffodil
Dark Green
Fuchsia
Gold
Grape
Green
Hunter
Ivory
Lavender
Light Sky Blue
Light Slate Gray
Lilac
Orange
Pink
Red
Royal Blue
Sage
Silver
White
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^TopElastic Woven Satin Discover our Elastic Woven Satin Dress Collection
Black
Blue
Brown
Burgundy
Champagne
Chocolate
Daffodil
Dark Navy
Fuchsia
Gold
Grape
Green
Hunter
Ivory
Lavender
Lilac
Light Sky Blue
Light Slate Gray
Orange
Pink
Red
Royal Blue
Sage
Silver
White
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^Top Silk Like Satin Discover our Silk Like Satin Dress Collection
Black
Blue
Brown
Burgundy
Champagne
Chocolate
Dark Navy
Daffodil
Dark Green
Fuchsia
Gold
Grape
Green
Hunter
Ivory
Lavender
Light Sky Blue
Lilac
Orange
Pink
Red
Royal Blue
Sage
Silver
White
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Size Chart
Many of our dresses can also be tailor made to order using the measurements you provide us. For tips on how to provide your accurate measurements, see How to Measure.
Standard U.S. Dress Size
Discover our Formal and Special Occasion Dress Collection and our Wedding Dress Collection
Standard Size S M L XL
US Size 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16
Europe Size 32 34 36 38 40 42 44 46
UK Size 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20
  inch cm inch cm inch cm inch cm inch cm inch cm inch cm inch cm
Bust 32 ½ 83 33 ½ 84 34 ½ 88 35 ½ 90 36 ½ 93 38 97 39 ½ 100 41 104
Waist 25 ½ 65 26 ½ 68 27 ½ 70 28 ½ 72 29 ½ 75 31 79 32 ½ 83 34 86
Hips 35 ¾ 91 36 ¾ 92 37 ¾ 96 38 ¾ 98 39 ¾ 101 41 ¼ 105 42 ¾ 109 44 ¼ 112
Hollow to Hem 58 147 58 147 59 150 59 150 60 152 60 152 61 155 61 155
Height 63 160 65 160 65 165 65 165 67 170 67 170 69 175 69 175
Plus Size Dress Size
Discover our Plus-Size Wedding Dress Collection
Plus Size (US) 14W 16W 18W 20W 22W 24W 26W
Europe Size 44 46 48 50 52 54 56
UK Size 18 20 22 24 26 28 30
  inch cm inch cm inch cm inch cm inch cm inch cm inch cm
Bust 41 104 43 109 45 114 47 119 49 124 51 130 53 135
Waist 34 86 36 ¼ 92 38 ½ 98 40 ¾ 104 43 109 45 ¼ 115 47 ½ 121
Hips 43 ½ 110 45 ½ 116 47 ½ 121 49 ½ 126 51 ½ 131 53 ½ 136 55 ½ 141
Hollow to Hem 61 155 61 155 61 155 61 155 61 155 61 155 61 155
Height 69 175 69 175 69 175 69 175 69 175 69 175 69 175
Flower Girl Dresses Size
Discover our Flower Girl Dress Collection , and our First Communion Dress Collection.
US Size No. 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
  Inch CM Inch CM Inch CM Inch CM Inch CM Inch CM Inch CM Inch CM Inch CM Inch CM Inch CM Inch CM Inch CM
Bust 21 53 22 56 23 58 24 61 25 64 26 66 27 69 28 71 29 74 30.5 77 32 81 33 84 34 86
Waist 20 51 21 53 22 56 23 58 24 61 25 65 26 66 27 69 28 71 29 74 30 76 31 79 32 81
Hips 20 51 21 53 22 56 23 58 25 64 26 66 27 69 29 74 31 79 33 84 34 86 34.5 88 35 89
Hollow to Hem 33 84 35 89 38 97 40 102 41 104 42 107 43 109 44 112 47 119 48 122 50 127 51 130 52 132
Junior Bridesmaid Dresses Size
Discover our Junior Bridesmaid Dress Collection.
Size 4 6 8 10 12 14 16
  Inch CM Inch CM Inch CM Inch CM Inch CM Inch CM Inch CM
Bust 22 56 24 61 26 66 28 71 30 76 32 81 34 86
Waist 20 51 22 56 24 61 26 66 28 71 30 76 32 81
Hips 25 64 27 69 279 74 31 79 33 84 35 89 37 94
Hollow to Hem 42 107 45 114 48 122 50 127 51 130 53 135 55 140
Measuring Guide
The below is just a guide. We recommend that whenever possible you get a qualified seamstress to measure your dress size. Always get someone else to make the measurements for you: measuring yourself will give inaccurate numbers and could lead to disappointment. Measure with undergarments similar to those you will wear with your dress; do not measure over other clothing.
Bust
Not your bra size! Take the tape around your back and bring it across the fullest part of your bust. Your arms should be relaxed, down at your sides. You must wear a bra when taking this measurement.
Waist
This is the smallest part of your waist. Typically it`s an inch or so above your belly button. Also known as the natural waistline.
Hips
This is the widest part of your hips, across the hipbone. Measurement is taken approximately 7 inches below the natural waistline. This measurement is not needed for full gowns.
Hollow to Hem
This is the length from your hollow ( the hollow just under your neck ) to your heels. (Take the tape from your front, with bare foot ). You should stand upright and your feet should keep together.
Shipping Information for Tailor-Made Dresses

Whether you choose a standard size or give us your custom measurements, all our dresses suits are personally tailored for you from scratch. Because of this, shipping time and our return policy are different for these special items.

Shipping Time
Total Shipping Time is based on the time it will take to tailor your dresses + the time taken for the finished dress to be shipped to you.

Formal Dresses
It will take 11-13 working days to tailor your dresses by professional dressmaker. It will then take about 3-5 working days for the package travel from our facilities to your destination, the exact shipping time is based on the shipping company (UPS, DHL, TNT ,etc) standard.


Wedding Dresses
It will take 15-17 working days to tailor your dresses by professional dressmaker. Also it will take about 3-5 working days for the package travel from our facilities to your destination, the exact shipping time is based on the shipping company (UPS, DHL, TNT ,etc) standard.


Chinese Dresses
Our standard Chinese Dresses take 6 - 8 working days for our professional tailors to make. Our special Hand-Embroidered Chinese Dresses take 20-22 working days for our professional tailors to make. All Chinese dresses take a further 3-5 working days to ship from us to you. Exact shipping times are based on the shipping company (e.g. UPS, DHL, TNT) standard.

Order Cancellations
All dresses ordered from us can be cancelled within 24 hours free of charge, no questions asked. However, because your dress is a one-off tailor made for your special day, orders cancelled after 24 hours are subject to a handling fee equalling 25% of the item price. We thank you in advance for your understanding.

Step By Step Creation
Behind The Scene Of Dress-Making
Whether you choose a standard size or give us your custom measurements, all our dresses and tuxedos/dress suits are personally tailored for you from scratch. We treat each dress with special care and dedication, therefore the time required to make each type of dress differs. Below you can see each carefully taken step in the creation of your dress!
  Formal Dresses Wedding Dresses Designer Dresses
Order Confirmation
Once your order is complete, your order information will be sent to tailors, and the making of your dress now begins!
 
  1 Day   1 Day   1 Day
Designing
After reviewing your order, our dress-makers will begin the designing process. Model making is the first true step toward custom tailoring your dress.
  0.5 Day   0.5 Day   1 Day
Materializing
Dress-makers will then spend time to carefully pick out the materials your dress will be made with.
  0.5 Day   0.5 Day   0.5 Day
Tailoring
Once everything is decided, the dress-makers will start tailoring your dress according to your specified requests.
  0.5 Day   0.5 Day   0.5 Day
Sewing
Your dress is sewn together by professional tailors.
  1 Day   2 Day   2 Day
Embroidering
Each dress is carefully sewed according to the type of design. Different types of dresses will have different types of embroidery; the time to finish varies as well.
  2.5 Day   3.5 Day   10 Day
Final Touches
Finally, the dress-makers will finish up with the little touches.
  2 Day   4 Day   12 Day
Quality Control
The dress-makers will examine the dress to see if it?ˉs what you ordered.
  1 Day   1 Day   1 Day
Back To Us
The finished dress will be shipped back to Doitstyle, before being shipped out.
 
  1 Day   1 Day   1 Day
Last Say
Doitstyle will examine the finished dress again before shipping it out, checking with your order to make sure it is just the way you want it!
 
  1 Day   1 Day   1 Day
Total Days 11 Day 15 Day 30 Day
FAQs

^Top How Do You Sell Dresses at Such Low Prices?

doitstyle.com is able to offer its dresses online 50% - 80% off retail prices for 2 key reasons.
1. We operate with lower overheads than a local retail store. We do not need to rent the store and employ sales staff or an alterations department.
2. Our dresses come from the manufacturers that we cooperate with. We do not use third party sources.

^Top How about the Quality of your Dresses?

doitstyle.com is the world's leading online wedding apparel website. We provide complete one-stop shopping for all brides, bridesmaids and all special occasion events.
doitstyle.com inspects every gown and guarantees the condition. High quality, best price, and 100% satisfaction is our goal.

^Top What materials do you usually use on your wedding dress products?

Chiffon: Delicate, sheer, and transparent -- made from silk or rayon, with a soft finish; often layered because of its transparency, making it popular for overskirts, sheer sleeves, and wraps.
Organza: Crisp and sheer like chiffon, with a stiffer texture similar in effect to tulle, but more flowing; popular for skirts, sleeves, backs, and overlays.
Satin: A heavy, smooth fabric with a high sheen on one side; very common in bridal gowns.
Silk: The most sought-after, cherished fiber for wedding dresses (and also the most expensive).
Silk-Like Satin: A smooth silk satin, with a glossy front and matte back.
Taffeta: Crisp and smooth, with a slight rib.
Tulle: Netting made of silk, nylon, or rayon; used primarily for skirts and veils (think ballerina tutus).

^Top How do I decide what size to order?

You can choose a standard size or give us your custom measurements. Please view our Size Chart>>Prior to selecting your size to order, we suggest reviewing the information provided in How to Measure>> Even if there is some fluctuation in the size you need, all our dresses are made with a margin for modification or alteration. The modification or alteration can be made by your local tailor.

^Top Will I be required to pay import duty by my country's Custom House?

Based on our past experiences, most of the countries do not charge import duty on low volume personal imports.

^Top What is the delivery time for orders?

It will take 15-17 working days to tailor your wedding dresses and 11-13 days for formal dresses by the professional dressmaker. Also it will take about 3-5 working days for the package to travel from our facilities to your destination, the exact shipping time is based on the shipping company (UPS, DHL, etc) standard.

^Top What countries do you deliver to?

We deliver to anywhere in the world.

^Top What is a Fast Track order?

Delivery for Fast Track orders is approximately 1-2 weeks dependent upon the manufacturer's schedule. The fee for the Fast Track service is dependent on the designer and will be displayed on the product page and will be added to your total price. Fast Track service is not available for all dresses.

^Top What payment methods do you accept?

We accept payment either by PayPal, Western Union.

^Top Are these used dresses?

All gowns and products we offer are new and direct from the designer. We do not accept or offer resale items.