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How Does Prom Dress Fabric Affect the Dress Fit?

Fabric stretch is a sneaky factor that can make your “go-to size” a little bit too loose or too snug. Each fabric changes the way a dress lays over your body to give you a figure-hugging silhouette or a flowing, softly elegant look. Dress fabrics that stretch can expand over the curves to comfortably showcase the figure (like prom dresses in stretch jersey), while other fabrics simply won’t budge (like lace or chiffon prom dresses). Wondering if you should opt for a larger or smaller size for a more comfortable fit? Explore the stretch of the fabric and whether or not it provides flexibility to the designer’s size chart measurements. If the bodice and skirt of an evening dress are made from two separate fabrics, keep in mind that each fabric may have a different degree of stretch. This will affect how the prom dress fits.

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