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Date: 1/13/12 2:37 PM

When choosing a dress form, is it best to buy according to your bust or high bust measurement? I usually buy patterns based on my high bust measurement. I'm sure I'll have to pad out the form regardless due to my cup size.

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Date: 1/13/12 6:14 PM

Select the form based on your full bust measurement.

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Date: 1/14/12 3:54 PM

I have a Fabulous Fit, and they said to order from high bust.

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Date: 1/14/12 5:05 PM

May depend on the company you choose to go with. Do some research on their website and even call Customer Service to ask questions.

Have never purchased a form and would be interested in reading what information you found pertaining to your dress form.

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Date: 1/14/12 11:14 PM

I bought mine by shoulder size and padded out the rest, as I have narrow shoulders compared to the rest of me, but if my shoulders were wider I would have chosen by high bust. Padding out is much easier than making a dress form smaller somewhere.

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Date: 1/15/12 8:13 AM

You want your dress form to be no larger than your smallest measurement, whether that is your bust, waist, hips or other body part. You can always pad out, but you may not be able to make the dress form smaller.

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