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The sample gowns available on our site are well-loved and do not align with an exact size. 
Our samples are a mix of:
1.  Pre-production runs (those are the ones that we measure so we can ensure the production of the gowns are aligning with a specific size)
2.  Development samples (so before we sell them to brides and stores, we develop the product to ensure its something we believe in and can sell - some of these have measurements, some do not)
3.  Customization samples (as we introduce new options for brides to order their gowns with - raising the back, train extension, cup extension, etc. - we have to make a sample prior to selling it to ensure it fits and looks correct). 
This mix of samples are why some have measurements listed on their product page and some do not.  The QC team is responsible for measuring out our gowns, but only some samples get to them, which is what you are seeing the inconsistency on the site.

Since these are samples and NOT approved production, none of them are exact with sizing off our size guide.  Again, that is why they are samples and being sold at discounted rates.
If a gown has measurements listed on their production page, these are flat measurements taken by our QC team.  Please use those measurements to decide if the gown will be suitable for fit.
  • The bust measurement is taken from widest point where apex would be
  • The waist measurement is taken at the most narrow point of torso
  • The low hip measurement is taken at the widest point of hip

Sizing being referred to on product pages:

XXS:  Bust: 30.5", Waist: 23", Low Hip: 33.5"

Petite:  Bust: 31.5", Waist: 24", Low Hip: 34.5"

Small:  Bust: 33", Waist: 25.5", Low Hip: 36"

Medium:  Bust: 34.5", Waist: 27", Low Hip: 37.5"

Large:  Bust: 36.5", Waist: 29", Low Hip: 39.5"

V:  Bust: 39", Waist: 31.5", Low Hip: 42"

All prices listed on the website are in US Dollar.  We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and PayPal for payment on order.

If you decide to order, please note that there is a $35 flat shipping & handling fee for domestic shipping within the United States, with an exception of Hawaii & Alaska, which has a $60 flat shipping & handling fee.  We ship UPS Ground Service or UPS 3-Day (Hawaii & Alaska) with insurance and signature required.  Please ensure that the address you provide for the order will have someone available to sign for the package during normal business hours.  Please note that UPS does NOT deliver to P.O. Boxes.

This website is only able to process orders with US shipping addresses.  If you are an international customer, you will need to utilize a freight forwarder to get your order to its final destination.

*A note about Seam Allowance*

Our gowns are made with minimal seam allowance, so they are unable to be let out more than 0.5”. The sizing outlined for each gown is the maximum measurement that the gown can accommodate. 

If you are unhappy with your purchase, you are able to exchange your order for another gown of equal or greater value and will be responsible for the additional costs incurred.  You have three (3) days from the delivery confirmation of your order to email Katie May, orders "at" katiemay "dot" com, to request an exchange. 

The merchandise you are wishing to exchange MUST be returned back to us within ten (10) days from the delivery date and must be in the original condition it was sent for us to approve and process the exchange.

It is your responsibility to package and pay for the return shipping of your merchandise to Katie May:

            Katie May
            2301 East 7th Street, Suite A319
            Los Angeles, Ca, 90023

You will be responsible for paying the $35 or $60 shipping and handling fee to ship the new exchanged merchandise to you.