About Your Dress

Where is my dress made?

All of our dresses are made from start to finish in our studio in Northern California.

How and when is my dress made?

All of our gowns are made to order.  This means that we do not begin creating your dress until you have placed your order.  We will begin the process of fabric allocation and creating your dress within 3 days of receiving your order. It takes us between 6 and 8 weeks to make dresses from our design collection.  This is referred to as our "processing time" and is measured from the date you place your order to the date your order is shipped.

If your dress is a custom design made especially for you, it takes us between 6 and 12 weeks to make your dress.

How long does shipping take?

We ship worldwide and offer Regular and Rush shipping options for both domestic (USA) and international orders. Regular shipping takes about 3-7 days for domestic orders, and about 7-20 days for international orders (varies by country). Rush shipping takes about 2 days for domestic orders. Rush shipping internationally varies from country to country.

All dresses are shipped with insurance and tracking unless this option is not available in a specific country.

Buyer is responsible for import and customs fees which may be assessed upon delivery. Please make sure you are aware of the fees that may apply in your country.  

Also note that some countries take considerable time to process imports, which may delay delivery of your dress.  To make sure you know what to expect we recommend contacting the customs authority in your country.

What materials go into my dress?

If you love outstandingly beautiful lace, then you are at the right place. Several of our beautiful laces are made on some of the oldest European looms still running in the world.  The lace mill we source with adheres to true old-world craftsmanship holding up to the quality standards of European lace makers’ generations ago. 

Most of our wedding dresses are lined in an eco-friendly fabric: organic cotton knit, or the softest bamboo.  This makes our gowns completely unique in their luxurious comfort, as well as allowing Wear Your Love brides to feel fantastic about their choice for ethical fashion.

We pride ourselves on sourcing the most beautiful fabrics available in the textures that are most wonderful to wear.

What about sizing?

Wedding Dress Sizing:

Once your order is placed we will send you a detailed measuring guide within 3 business days so that you can provide your exact measurements so we can create your dress to your exact size and shape.  You will need to reply with your measurements within 14 days of receiving your measuring guide.

The measuring guide will include the opportunity to provide your length measurement, as well as neckline depth, sleeve length, and slit height where applicable.

How to take your length measurements when you receive your measuring guide:

Shoulder to floor

Stand barefoot with your feet about 4 inches apart on a flat surface and hold the top of the measuring tape at the top of your shoulder bone. Hold the tape with the opposite hand of the shoulder you are using and be sure to look straight ahead to keep your shoulders even. Have someone else run the the tape to the floor just beside the foot on the same side as the shoulder you are using. Repeat on the opposite side. If the measurements are different, use the longer measurement.

If you plan to wear heeled shoes, please add the height of the heel to your length measurement.

Waist to floor

Tie a ribbon or piece of elastic around your natural waist. This is usually 1-2 inches above your bellybutton. Have someone else make sure the ribbon is even on all sides of your body. Hold the top of the measuring tape at the front center of the waist tie and have the tape run down to the floor between the tips of your toes.

If you plan to wear heeled shoes, please add the height of the heel to your length measurement.

Armpit to thigh

Place a ruler horizontally in the crevasse of your armpit. Be sure that it is as far into your armpit as possible without being uncomfortable.  Stand up straight looking forward.  Have someone else use a measuring tape to measure from the top edge of the ruler to the place on the SIDE of your thigh where you'd like your dress to fall.  Your dress will be cut slightly longer in the back to assist with comfort when sitting down.

Non-Wedding Dress Sizing:

Please refer to these measurements in order to determine your alpha size for non-wedding dress items:

XS (US 0-2)
underbust 27-29 inches
bust 31-33 inches
waist 22-24 inches
hip 31-33 inches

S (US 4-6)
underbust 30-32 inches
bust 32-34 inches
waist 25-27 inches
hip 34-36 inches

M (US 8-10)
underbust 33-35 inches
bust 35-37 inches
waist 28-30 inches
hip 37-39 inches

L (US 12-14)
underbust 36-38 inches
bust 38-40 inches
waist 31-33 inches
hip 40-42 inches

XL (US 16-18)
underbust 39-41 inches
bust 42-43 inches
waist 34-36 inches
hip 43-45 inches

How can I be sure my dress will fit?

Your dress will be made to your measurements. Since our dresses are all based on stretch elements and each gown is a slip-on/slip-off style, our designs fit beautifully on a variety of body shapes and sizes, with comfort and ease.

Most of our brides are able to open the box and wear their dress without alternations, however in the wedding industry the need for alterations is very common, and alternations with your local tailor may be needed with a Wear Your Love dress in some cases.  In the rare case that an alteration is needed this is the responsibility of the buyer.

What kind of underwear do I wear?

All white, ivory, or nude dresses are best worn with flesh-tone underwear.

What about a bra?

If you need a bra, backless, off-shoulder, or illusion-back dresses are best worn with silicone stick-on bras, which we find work wonderfully for our models during our photoshoots which often involve long hours and lots of moving around.  If you need the support of traditional bra we recommend our Madelyn and Zoey dresses to be worn with any traditional bra.  Our Elowen dress has a built-in halter bra for maximal support.  We can also create the Kayla and Rhiannon dresses with nude lining at the chest and back by request at no additional charge.

Are your dresses lined?

Yes, all of our gowns are lined with soft knit fabric in either organic cotton, bamboo, or viscose.

What do your dresses feel like to wear?

Our dresses are designed to be light and comfortable from head to toe, with only the softest fabric against the skin, and stretch at every curve.

When will I receive my dress?

Dresses purchased from our design collection take 6-8 weeks to be made. 

Dresses that are custom designed for you take between 6-12 weeks to be made, unless otherwise agreed upon via communication by our team. Shipping usually takes between 3-7 days for domestic orders (USA) and between 1-3 weeks for international orders, depending on your location.  We recommend ordering your dress as early as possible so we can ensure delivery in plenty of time.  If you need your dress is less than 6 weeks please get in touch with us to inquire about our Rush Order service, which may be available at an additional charge.

It is very helpful to make sure that our team knows your WEDDING DATE so that we can be sure you receive your dress in plenty of time.  You can send us your wedding date at Hello@wearyourlovexo.com.

How should I store my dress after I receive it?

We recommend using an acid free wedding dress box for dress storage before and after your wedding.

Note: Price quotes given by direct message are valid for 14 days.  Ship-by date estimates given by direct message are valid for 2 days.  Prices and processing times are subject to change with no notice.

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We absolutely love what we do, and nothing makes us happier than making our brides feel graceful, sensational, and maximally beautiful on their wedding day. We strive to provide the most exceptional wedding dresses for the most unique brides.

All of our gowns are handmade in-house by our team in beautiful California.