We are all shaped differently and that's the beauty of being a woman.This simple guide should give you an indication for which size to choose. For online orders , the sizing for your dress will be made to order to standard industry size specifications. Your usual dress size may vary from your size at Peony Rice.
When taking measurements, please take the measurements snugly but not tight on the body.  Please note the measurements below are for your body, not the garment.  Generally if you are in between sizes, choose a size up so that it can be adjusted smaller,  it's best to allow time for a local seamstress that can help make last adjustments to ensure that your gown fits right on you.  If you should require a special made to measure service please contact us for help  at we are more then happy to help.


Peony Rice Bridal gown and dress size chart


BUST: Measure the circumference around the fullest part of the bust wearing a natural bra that you would wear with the dress. 
NATURAL WAIST: Measure the circumference around the slimmest part of your waist line. 
HIPS: Measure the fullest part of your hips ( 8" below the natural waist).
DRESS LENGTH: Measure from the highest shoulder point (HPS), over the front bust and to the floor and remember to add on your shoe height.
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  1. Select a veil to compliment the length of your gown. Ideally when you wear it, the veil should extend a few inches beyond your dress train.

  2. For traditional and religious ceremonies, think about having an elbow or fingertip length blusher worn with a full length Chapel or Cathedral veil to cover your shoulders and back

  1. We recommend that the length of the veil should extend past your gown's bust or waistline for a more stream lined look or go short and sassy.

  2. Blushers go over your face and they can be separate or created together. Separate gives you more flexibility that you can remove it after the Ceremony. We suggest at least elbow or fingertip length is flattering for most.

  3. Did you want to wear a veil more as a fashion attitude? You can go for a stylized look, lots of possibilities, our favourites take on a 1920’s Deco style to 1940’s Hollywood inspired glam with a peekaboo birdcage veil.

  4. We would advise that if your dress has a lot of beading/ crystal embellishment, go for the Classic veil as the soft veil can become caught up in the embellishment.

  5. We have a choice of 2 different tulles:

Classic Tulle - This is a little stiffer and will stand up more with volume and drama. Standing away from the dress. Our veils with lace trims, heavier embellishment use this classic tulle to hold the weight
Soft Tulle- This has a softer hand feel and tends to drape more, works well for a more relaxed look - think vintage, boho,and romantic.