Size conversions

All conversions are approximate. Fits may vary by style or personal preference; sizes may vary by manufacturer.

Measuring Guide
Measurements

Petite sizes, recommended for women 5'0"-5'4", have a reduced sleeve and torso length to better fit smaller frames. Catalog/jcrew.com only.

Petite sizes, recommended for women 1.52m-1.63m, have a reduced sleeve and torso length to better fit smaller frames. Catalog/jcrew.com only.

Tall sizes recommended for women 5'9"-6'0". Catalog/jcrew.com only.

Tall sizes recommended for women 1.75m-1.83m. Catalog/jcrew.com only.

Fit / Style Guide

A-line
An A-line silhouette, cut close to the hip and with a slight flare at the hem, is flattering for all figures. It can balance a figure that's small on top and fuller on the bottom. The skirt has a smooth, perfectly continuous shape all the way around because it doesn't require a vent.

Empire waist
An Empire waistline flatters a range of figures. It hits high, at the smallest part of the waist. The effect lengthens the body and the legs.

Full-length hemline
Full-length dresses have been worn for centuries, but there's a reason they're still popular today: an unbroken line almost or all the way to the floor has a graceful, elongating effect. A train in the back adds the illusion of floating across the floor.

Halter neckline
A halter neckline is a sophisticated look that works well with broad shoulders or a tall figure.

Low-cut back
A dress cut low in the back will emphasize a feature that looks beautiful on every figure. It looks sophisticated and modern but still classic.

ONE-SHOULDER NECKLINE
An asymmetrical neckline draws the eye up and flatters features like your arms and collarbone.

Scoop neckline
A scoop or U-shaped neckline flatters all figures. It elongates the neck with more subtlety than a V-neckline, and it reveals a flattering glimpse of the collarbone.

Short-length hemline
Although traditionally worn during daylight or cocktail hours, knee-length dresses have a fresh, modern feel that works for semiformal events at night. Short dresses look most flattering when the hem hits anywhere from the lower part of the knee to just above it.

Strapless bodice
A strapless design accentuates great shoulders and works well on a fuller bust. It brings the eye to the collarbone, always a beautiful feature on any figure.

V-shaped neckline
A V-shaped neckline has a graceful effect because it elongates the neck. It's particularly flattering for a B- or C-cup figure.

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