Size Guide

HOW TO MEASURE:

It’s best to be measured wearing similar undergarments you will be wearing with your dress or outfit. For example, a bra with the same pushup cup. Do not measure over other clothing, i.e., sweater, sweatpants, etc. Use ONLY a standard cloth measuring tape. Do not pull the tape tightly. It should be just tight enough to stay in place.

Stand naturally, with your feet together and arms by your side. Your size will be determined by the bust, waist, and hip measurements.

Bust: Measure across the back and the fullest part of your bust, not under the bust. Please note that this measurement is not equivalent to your bra size.

Natural Waist: Bend to one side to find the crease or natural waist. Measure across your narrowest part.

Hips: Standing with feet together, measure at the fullest part of your hips. IMPORTANT for mermaid gowns: If your bottom or thighs are bigger than your hips, please provide this measurement instead.

Once you have taken your measurements, compare them to our Size Chart to determine the correct size. If you cannot match your exact measurements to all three measures indicated on the size chart, we suggest ordering according to your largest measurement. Remember, garments can be taken in (making smaller), but taking them out (making bigger) depends on the seam allowances which, in most cases, are very slim.

Size, cm Bust Waist Hips
34 80 60 86
36 84 64 90
38 88 68 94
40 92 72 98
42 96 76 102
44 100 80 106
46 104 84 110
48 108 88 114
50 112 92 118

NEED CUSTOM SIZE?

If you are thinking about adding sleeves to one of our designs, making a particular dress longer, or customizing something else, please contact us. Our design lab may be able to implement these changes to the style you have selected.

If your measurements are bigger than the ones in our Size Chart, depending on a dress style, we can make garments in size up to size 54 European. It is the equivalent to size 20-22 American.

If you do not want to do alterations and prefer us to make a dress based on your measurements, you can also consider placing a custom order.

Please contact us for more information on custom orders.

EMAIL: info@papilioboutique.ca
TELEPHONE: +1 (647) 748-1908