Something Wrong With The Fit, Darl?

One of the main challenges of shopping online for clothing in general, is the sizing and fit. In fact, in a recent Dressific survey which we conducted a few weeks back, 39% of our respondents listed sizing and fit as one of the biggest challenges when shopping for dresses online. That's nearly 1/2 of the respondents!

We will be making changes to our website progressively over the next few weeks so you may notice some differences from what you're used to. Please bear with us as we bring you a newer and improved version of our website based on all your feedback.

One of the changes we will be introducing is the Size Conversion Chart. Many of you have requested for this as you'd like to know how our dress sizes correspond to Australian sizing. While we may be able to get this done, I have to say that we can't guarantee that it will be 100% accurate.

What?!! #@!*$#& (Okay... so I may have exaggerated a little there. 😉)

The thing is, at Dressific, we don't just source our dresses from a single manufacturer. We source from MANY manufacturers. And if you're a seasoned online shopper, you know for a fact how sizing can vary (sometimes by a magnitude!) from one manufacturer to another. Some dresses are of smaller makes, while others run large. In fact, sometimes the sizing and fit of dresses from the same manufacturer itself may even differ and there could be a myriad of reasons - from the type of fabric used (non-stretchable vs. stretchable) to the dress cuts and patterns.

As such, if you've ever shopped with us before or browsed the products on our online store, you'll notice that we never have a standardized size chart. Sure, it'll make life easier for us to plaster a one-chart-for-all to be used throughout our website but it is also HIGHLY inaccurate. That's why we go through the trouble of creating a size chart for each and every dress in our store so that there is a smaller margin of error in terms of sizing.

And if you think about it, it's really not that hard. All you need to do is measure yourself once (get your bust, waist and hips measurements ready and write it down on a piece of paper), and each time you shop, just compare your measurements against the size chart to determine the best fit for you. Yes, it does take a little more work but with practice, I assure you it gets easier. And by doing this, you reduce the likelihood of purchasing something that won't fit and consequently, save yourself the time and effort to request and arrange for returns.

Finally, if you still find yourself unsure even after going through the size charts, don't hesitate to ask! Hit us up on live chat or shoot us an email. One of our friendly customer service sisters will be more than happy to provide you with sizing advice, tailored to your measurements, height and weight.

Till next time, stay warm and stylish in winter! ❤️‍❤️‍

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