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Fit & Style
How do I pick the best style for me?
Check out our really comprehensive Fit Guide to see which styles work best for which body types. You can also give us a call (1-888-436-3416), email us a photo (firstname.lastname@example.org) or set up a time to Skype, and we’ll be happy to give you personalized recommendations!
How do I know which length to order?
The best way is to measure yourself. Our full-length dresses come in two lengths—55” and 59”—measured from top of shoulder to hem. Take your measurements, and be sure to add in the height of your heels. (It’s also a great idea to get measured by a professional—they’re the most accurate!)
Are Union Station dresses true to size?
Every brand has slightly different sizing standards, so the best way to get the right size is to get your measurements taken and compare to our size chart. We’ve also created a great Fit Guide, which details how each dress style fits, how and where to adjust it, and which styles go best with which body types.
What happens if neither of my rental dresses fit?
We know that not having a dress for the wedding is not an option, so if they don’t fit, we can help! Here are three great ways to resolve a fit issue:
- Try the backup sizes of other bridesmaids in the wedding party to see if any of them work for you.
- Request a third size or different style within 24 business hours* of receiving your dresses, and we’ll send it to you for a flat fee of $25. So if you receive your dress on Friday, call us by 6pm EST on Monday. (Requests received after this time may incur additional rush fees, which are charged by the manufacturer, not Union Station.)
- Convert your rental to a purchase and have it altered. Please contact us as soon as you’ve chosen this option so we can update your order. * In all our years outfitting bridesmaids (over 10k!), everyone has always had a dress to wear. *
*Union Station requires requests within a 24-hour business day timeframe to guarantee availability. That allows us enough time to rush-manufacture a new dress if the one you need is not available. Requests received after the 24-hour business day cutoff cannot be guaranteed, and may incur additional expedited shipping fees.
How does the free backup size work?
All rentals come with a free second size to ensure you have options and get a great fit. Both dresses come with a tag attached; you’ll just cut the tag off the dress you plan to wear. After the wedding, simply return both dresses in the pre-paid packaging provided. (Please note: If both dress tags are removed, your account will be charged for a second rental.)
Can I wear the backup size of another bridesmaid in my wedding party?
Definitely! You’ll have even more options that way. If you decide to wear another bridesmaid’s backup dress, just give us a call or email us so we can update your account.
Can I alter my rental dress?
If you need to adjust your rental dress, we recommend using fashion tape. Any other kind of alteration—like temporary hemming—that involves piercing the fabric with a pin or needle is not covered by your $5 insurance fee, and your account will be charged for the retail price of the dress.
I’m expecting! Which dress would look best?
First of all, congrats! Many expectant mothers have loved wearing Union Station bridesmaid dresses (even one on her due date!). We’ve found that the best styles for mothers-to-be are the Leigh Dress and the Cheryl Dress. If you have any questions on how these styles would fit you personally (ex. based on your height, how many months along you are, etc.), please give us a ring or send us an email and we’ll help you find the best dress for you.