Nova

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    Nova is a super cute and fun dress that is perfect for your bridesmaids! The lace bodice and luxe chiffon skirt are comfortable and easy to wear, and the criss-cross pattern in the back is unique and will look adorable in your wedding pictures. Nova is an easy dress to wear again for any special occasions after the wedding, and you can dress it up or down with a sweater or jewelry.

    Features of Nova include:

    • Flat chiffon skirt and lace bodice
    • Sweetheart neckline with scalloped edging
    • Thin spaghetti straps that criss-cross in the back
    • Sewn in 1/2 inch sash at waistline
    • Fully lined bodice and skirt
    • Back zipper closure includes fabric loop and hook to hide and secure zipper
    • Flowy knee length A-line skirt
    • From neckline to bottom of skirt is approximately 37”-38” long
    • Dress accommodates for a height of 5’9”-5’10”
    • Available in plus sizes

    Fit and Sizing

    When taking measurements for this dress we recommend paying attention to bust, rib cage, and waist measurements.

    For women over 5'10", we suggest choosing Kennedy Blue's style Layla, the floor length version of Nova. Layla can then be altered and shortened to your desired height.

    The model pictured is 5’8” and wearing 3” heels. She is wearing a size 4 dress.

    Fabric and Care

    Nova is made from a chiffon fabric which is comfortable to wear and similar in quality to silk, but much easier to clean and care for. The lace bodice is also surprisingly easy to care for, and requires no special cleaning. This dress can be dry cleaned, but can also be washed regularly at home on a delicate cycle. Best of all, the exceptional quality of the flat chiffon means Nova will hold up over multiple washes so you can make the most of your dress.

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    Measurement Guide - How to Measure for Your Size

    Taking Your Measurements

    For the most accurate measurements, do not measure over your clothing. Your measurements should be taken while wearing undergarments similar to the ones you will wear with your dress. The measuring tape shouldn’t be pulled too tight or have too much slack, and should always be parallel with the floor.

    Wedding apparel is typically sized differently than retail clothing, so keep in mind that it’s not uncommon to find yourself requiring alterations.

    Bust Size
    Wrap the tape around your back and under your arms at the fullest part of your bust (not underneath the bust).

    Waist Size
    While standing up straight, bend at the waist to one side. Take the measurement where the natural crease happens in your side. This should be a few inches above your belly button. Stand up straight and do not “suck in” when taking this measurment.

    Hip size
    Standing with your feet together, wrap the tape around the fullest part of your hips and butt to get this measurement.

    Compare these three measurements to the Kennedy Blue size chart above. It is very important that you order the largest size that corresponds to your measurements. For example, if your bust measures 40.5” (size 12), your waist measures 31” (size 10) and your hips measure 41.5” (size 8), we advise that you order a size 12, and get your dress altered down to custom fit your body.

    Depending on the fabric, a dress can be altered down up to 2 full sizes, but can be very difficult to let out as there is only about .5 inch of fabric to do so at the seams.