Fit and Sizing Details - Matte & Tribute Gowns

Height

Gown
Size

Weight

4'9" to 4'11"

42

up to 150 lbs.

5'0" to 5'2"

45

up to 170 lbs.

5'3" to 5'5"

48

up to 190 lbs.

5'6" to 5'8"

51

up to 250 lbs.

5'9" to 5'11"

54

up to 295 lbs.

6'0" to 6'2"

57

up to 320 lbs.

6'3" to 6'5"

60

up to 345 lbs.

6'6" to 6'8"

63

up to 360 lbs.

PLUS SIZES
4'9" to 5'5" Plus 1 over 220 lbs.
5'6" to 5'11" Plus 2 over 295 lbs.
6'0" to 6'5" Plus 3 over 350 lbs.

Sizing the Gown:

Be sure to measure the student's height with the shoes they will wear for the ceremony. Gowns have a generous cut, and are sized so that they fall 8 to 10 inches from the floor. Be sure to measure the student's height with the shoes they will wear for the ceremony.

Do you need a plus sized gown?

The "Plus" size gowns will comfortably fit a bust/waist/hip measurement of 70". If you do not need this much width in the body of the gown, but your weight is higher than that listed on the chart for your size, we suggest that you order the next gown length. (For example, if you are 5'4" and weigh 210 lbs, the size 48 may be too small, but if you feel that the Plus 1 would be too large, we'd recommend ordering the size 51 gown.)

Caps are not sized:

The caps have small elastic panels on the sides which allow them to work with almost any head size. We do not require a head measurement, only a gown size.

IRONING:
You can get the majority of the wrinkles out of your gown by putting it in the dryer on the lowest heat setting and putting a damp towel in with it. Run it for about 15 minutes. (Don't OVER dry, or it will be full of static!) This will remove most of the wrinkles. If it needs to be ironed, use the lowest heat setting on your iron, which is usually called "synthetics" or "polyester." Test a small area first inside a seam to be sure that the iron is not too hot; an iron that is too hot will melt the fabric. We have had best results by ironing from the inside of the gown.

 

WASHING:
The apparel is 100% polyester fabric, which is washable. We've washed these gowns ourselves with no problems, and the feedback from customers on the durability and washability has been very positive. We recommend that you hand wash in cool water and hang to dry. The caps, because they contain a plastic insert rather than cardboard, can be handwashed and line-dried, but it is difficult to get them looking good after washing, since they can't be ironed. We don't recommend washing the caps.