Do you shop your dress size or do you shop for the body you used to have? Back in the day when my weight would yoyo all over the place, I was guilty of shopping for my slimmer self and using my new purchases as motivation to help me get my weight down. Sometimes it worked. Sometimes it didn’t.

You’ll get more wear out of your purchase if you shop for your current size. Today’s dress size.

At A Good Frock dresses are clearly sized and dresses that deviate are clearly identified in the listing. Don’t forget to read the dress description. If we take Dolce and Gabbana as an example, 99 times out of 100 the sizing is bang on, but there are exceptions and those are clearly identified in the listing.

While, for example, Dolce and Gabbana, dresses are form flattering, you should not have to squeeze yourself into a frock. I have seen many a listing where quirks in the sizing mean you have to take a size up or down, but this is not the norm.

What if you are not a standard size? It’s true not everyone is hourglass shaped. You might have a triangular body shape or even an inverted triangle.  If you believe you are tricky to fit the best thing to do is message A Good Frock who will be happy to answer specific queries on a dress.  Sometimes knowing the precise measurements is the only guarantee of a correct fit.

A dress should be neither tight or loose fitting although if a design allows for moment it should do just that. At a Good Frock we aim to ‘call out’ dresses that might not be standard size.  It happens.

Reassuringly, if you buy a dress from A Good Frock and its fit does not please, you can simply return it for a refund.