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Special Occasion Dress Sizes Explained: What is the Difference Between Junior and Missy?

Blake & Company is New York’s premier representative of Mother of the Bride and special occasion dress collections.  We carry a large selection of mother of the bride dresses and special occasion dresses in a variety of sizes.  The purpose of this particular wholesale special occasion dress blog entry is to clarify any questions you may have about sizes when it comes to special occasion dresses.

NYC Mother of the Bride DressesFirst, it is important to remember that when it comes to special occasion dresses – fit is everything.  To choose a special occasion dress size that is right for you, it is important to examine the body shape that the clothes are cut to fit.

Junior Size Special Occasion Dresses
Junior size special occasion dresses are cut to fit a body with fewer curves.  This size features a smaller bust and less definition between the waist and the hips. Junior special occasion dresses come in odd numbered sizes from 1 to 15.  Junior styles tend to be casual, trendy, and suitable more for school, casual going out, club and first-job wear.

Missy (Misses) Size Special Occasion Dresses
When it comes to special occasion dress sizes, it is important to remember that misses dress sizes are cut for a more developed figure with a few more curves than junior size special occasion dresses.  The difference is generally eight to ten inches between the waist and hips.  Misses size special occasion dresses come in even numbers, from 0 to 16.  Women out of their early teens and early twenties generally fit best in misses size special occasion dresses.

In Blake and Company’s next special occasion blog entry, we will take a look at the petite special occasion dress size, petite plus, explain the meaning of “woman’s size” and plus size special occasion dress size.

To be certain that your clients look their best at the special occasions of this season, be sure to see what our dress designers have to offer.  We invite you to visit our wholesale dress New York Showroom, located at 530 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10018 or give us a call at 212-869-5959.  Our wholesale dress sales representatives would love for you to come see the amazing lines of dresses that we have on display.