WHAT’S MY SIZE?

We understand how difficult it can be choosing the right size when your shape is continually changing! This is why we aim to keep our sizing guidelines very simple and fuss-free.

Our general rule is to choose a size that most closely resembles you. Please do inform us if you are carrying multiples, as the standard maternity waist is usually not enough room for comfort .

For wedding gowns, we recommend you purchase your dress no more than 12 weeks in advance of your event.

All of the J&L Designs designs are cut specifically for maternity.

Since it is likely your bust size is growing, we also recommend you refer to the bra sizing guideline below.

WOMEN’S SIZING

Size Under Bust/Ribcage Waist/Belly Button and Hips (fitted gowns only) If you are borderline the other measurements and still aren’t sure, refer to department store sizing range below – Choose the range that you fit into
XXS 30-31 up to 34″ 00-2
XS 32-33 up to 38″ 2-4
S 34-35 up to 42″ 4-6
M 36-37 up to 46″ 8-10
L 38-40 up to 50″ 12-14
XL 40-42 up to 54″ 16
XXL 43 up to 58″ 18
3XL 44 up to 61″ 22
4XL 46 up to 63″ 24
5xl 50 up to 65″ 26

GIRLS SIZING

Sizing is based on the chest measurement (around the chest under armpits) and from armpit to floor on most gowns. For gowns with on the shoulder sleeves, length is measured from the top of the shoulder to the floor.

Size Chest Gown Length (armpit – floor) Strap length Sleeved gown length (shoulder – floor)
1/2 18″ 26″ 8″ 29″
2/3 20″ 29″ 8.5″ 32″
3/4 23″ 33″ 9″ 35″
5/6 25″ 35″ 9.5″ 38″
7/8 26″ 38″ 10″ 42″
8/10 28″ 40″ 10.5″ 44″
10/12 30″ 44″ 11″ 47″