Choosing The Perfect Fitting Bridal Dress

Finding Mr Right and planning your fairy-tale wedding is an exciting but often stressful time, and many brides-to-be will find that their weight and body shape will change frequently in the run up to their big day.

A great deal of brides will frantically start trying to lose weight before their wedding, hoping to get down to the weight they were a few years ago. Sometimes even the slimmest of women can find that they end up unintentionally losing a lot of weight before their nuptials simply because of the stress involved in planning a wedding, and this means that they might not fit in their chosen wedding dress any more.

When searching for your perfect dress, you should realise how important it is for it to fit perfectly. Your wedding dress should fit you like a glove, and I don’t mean it should stick out in five places!

If you are buying off the rail, you should find that they have several sizes in the one style of wedding dress, but if you are buying from a boutique like Coco Fashion you will find that we normally only have one size in each dress, so we will then alter your dress to fit your specific measurements.

One of the most important factors in choosing the perfect bridal dress for you is to get your measurements right, so below I have outlined the average sizes women’s clothes are measured in, alongside their general measurements:

UK Size Chest (cm) Waist (cm) Hips (cm)
6 78-81 60-63 80-84
8 82-86 64-68 85-89
10 87-90 69-72 90-94
12 91-94 73-76 95-99
14 95-99 77-81 100-104
16 100-104 82-87 105-110
18 105-110 88-93 111-116
20 111-116 94-99 117-122
22 117-123 100-105 123-128

It should also be noted that few people are ever the one standard size across their whole body; many women will need to wear a different size on top in comparison to what they need on the bottom – so the key to getting the right size to suit your figure is to get yourself fitted by a professional.

Coco Fashion stock a fantastic range of bridal dresses in sizes 8-26, and we offer a specialist alterations service to ensure that your chosen wedding gown fits you perfectly. Pop in to the Coco Fashion boutique at any time and let our expert and friendly team help you choose the right size and style of dress to best compliment your shape.

Better still, bring the whole bridal party along with you and spend an afternoon trying on a beautiful range of outfits from our Bridal range, Mother of The Bride and Groom collection and our unique selection of Bridesmaids dresses too.

You can find us at 210-212 High Road, Benfleet, Essex, SS7 5LD or visit us online at

Best Regards,


Alice Cox

Boutique Owner

Coco Fashion