Buying Guide

Shopping for clothes online, whether you buy them from a big box store or a custom clothier, can get you great style at bargain prices. Unfortunately it also comes with the worry that because you’re buying a clothing item sight-unseen, it just won’t fit and you’ve wasted your money. Here’s how to make sure that never, ever happens with BeautifulDove.

Get Some Accurate Measurements for Your Body, and Keep Them Up to Date

The first, and perhaps most important thing you can do before you really spend money buying clothes online is to get proper measurements of yourself. Once you have an idea of your size, beyond “large,” “size 10,” or “42 waist,” you’ll be able shop without fear. Remember, one company’s size 10 is another company’s size 8. Labels and designers purposefully use “vanity sizes” to confuse customers, and even though the whole point of sizes and inches is to give consumers standards, one company’s 42 inch slacks will fit drastically differently than another’s. The best way to fight back is to make sure you have your own measurements.

For women, you have a few more things to be concerned about. You’ll want to measure your bust—the fullest part of your chest, and make note of that. You’ll also want to measure your “natural waist,” or the slimmest part of your torso, not necessarily your actual waist where your pants rest. Then go ahead and take your actual waist measurements. It’s not often used in women’s clothing, but it’s good to have. Women’s clothing usually use hip measurements more often—or the size around the fullest part of your body at the top of the leg, around and across your seat.

Determine the shape of your body

Generally, women’s body shapes are grouped into one of five categories: pear, wedge, rectangle, apple and hour glass. Each one of these categories have a corresponding dress design that fits perfectly.

  1. Pear-shaped bodies mean that the woman has a wider lower body compared to her upper body, the hips are wider than the shoulders. Dresses that fit this shape should emphasize the women’s shoulders, torso and stomach.
  2. Strawberry-shaped is the flip side to a pear-shaped body. The woman generally has a broader chest, wide shoulders and narrow waist. Look to dresses that emphasize the lower part of the body.
  3. Rectangle-shaped bodies are when the hips and shoulders are approximately the same width. Dresses should focus on the arms and legs to match this shape.
  4. Apple-shaped bodies means that the back, ribs and shoulders are broader. Dresses should emphasize the midsection of the body to match this shape.
  5. Hourglass-shaped bodies mean that the waist is tinier, while the shoulders and hips have similar proportions. Dresses should focus on the curves.


Always Check the Sizing Charts

Speaking of size charts, once you have your measurements, size charts will be your best friend. You won’t ever need to trust that a “large” is indeed “large enough” to fit you—you can just look at the sizing chart, find yourself on it, and go from there.

We show size chart as per UK standard so please check the same and if you think that you need different size dress that’s mention on our sizing chart then email us with the item SKU at and we will guide you to place your order. Don’t worry every order is Made-to-Order so you always get perfect fit size.

Go Custom with Made-to-Order Clothing

If you really want to make sure you get a perfect fit out of the box, then go for custom clothing. We make your clothes to order and take care of proper fitting.


Remember: Different Is Beautiful