Updated: 11/26/2023 | Selkie Sizing Guide
Gordon wanted to create dresses that could be worn anytime and not just on special occasions.
People became obsessed with Selkie dresses thanks to their virality on Instagram and among influencers and bloggers.
If you’ve never shopped Selkie before, you’ll notice that they are not cheap. A dress will run you anywhere between $200 to $900+ depending on the style material, etc.
Related: Complete and Honest Selkie Review
Another crux many buyers face is purchasing Selkie dresses and spending hefty shipping fees of up to $40 USD per shipment.
And one of the most annoying things most Selkie shoppers experience is the inconsistency in sizing. It’s SUPER annoying when you pay so much in shipping fees only to find out NOTHING FITS.
Below we’ll go over how to pick the right Selkie dress size so you are not left paying high shipping fees.
Selkie Sizing Guide
Selkie recommends that you follow their size chart when determining your sizing. DON’T RELY ON THIS.
The actual truth is that Selkie dresses often run small and their size chart is not always straightforward. Their size chart has measurement ranges for each size, which makes it very confusing and frustrating to consumers.
Their apparel also BARELY has any stretch a majority of the time. Many of their pieces are not made with any ruching, which can help a garment stretch considerably at times.
Do Selkie Dresses Run Small?
Selkie dresses typically run small. I have to size up at least one size for dresses to fit properly.
I typically wear a size small or medium in most brands and have to size up to a LARGE in Selkie dresses. It’s low-key annoying and insulting.
With the exception of thin cotton dresses, I have to size up in ALL my Selkie dresses.
The ONLY Selkie dress styles that I wear in my true size (Medium) include the following:
- Cotton Puff Dress
- Chateau Dress – Made from a knit material that naturally stretches. The size large was way too big for me.
- Cotton Garden Party
How to Find My Correct Selkie Size
There are a few ways to find your correct Selkie size.
#1 Buy Two Sizes
The best way to find your appropriate size is to buy a style in two sizes and return the one that doesn’t fit. That means you’ll have to incur shipping costs just to do this. It’s freaking annoying.
#2 Consult with Selkie’s Sizing Experts
Another method is to call Selkie at (213) 376-3522 and ask for help finding your appropriate sizing.
#3 Shop with an Authorized Retailer with a Better Shipping Policy
#4 Rent Selkie on Nuuly
Nuuly is a new way to shop! If you’re on a mission to become a minimalist, Nuuly allows you to do just that. You rent 6 items a month and get to try on various new brands and styles. You return your rentals and get to rent 6 more styles. It’s also super fun to explore styles that you never would have thought you’d look good in.
There are also options to keep your Nuuly rentals at a discounted price. And Nuuly offers Selkie! This is a definite win in my book.
I rented a Day Dress from Selkie in size medium and it ran too small. It is made with thick cotton fabric, which has always run small for me.
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