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tutu info all you need to know


Not sure what size to go for? No idea what length will be better for you? 

Then you've come to the right place! 

Here we have all the important information you need to know before ordering your perfect tutu.



All of our tutus are handmade by ourselves and copyright of the designer, Luby at the Tutu Factory. Please do not copy, reproduce or use our images in any format without first obtaining our permission. None of our tutus are ready to ship out, they're all made to order so we do need a little time to get them made up and sent out to you. So, please don't leave it until the last minute to order to avoid disappointment! Our tutus are made with an elasticated waist unlike most American tutus that hand tie them around the waist. We do not and will not make tutus in this style. if you'd like one in this style, you can find some amazing ones on Etsy!

You can choose from our pre-designed tutus on our website in a wide variety of styles where you can choose your size, length and colours. You can also design your own tutus here or get in touch with us to create your very own design. We can turn your dream tutu into a reality!

It is the customer's responsibility to place their order in time for their event whilst paying attention to our stated processing time of up to 1-2 weeks. (Longer for group orders and busy periods such as Halloween or Christmas) We always aim to get orders out as soon as we possibly can so you will more than likely not be left waiting this long. Larger orders may take longer so please remember this when organising your night out/tutu order.

All of our tutus are made in a smoke free environment with the best quality dress net and fabric sourced from small businesses around the United Kingdom.

Our bespoke items are quirky and original and we feel, worth the small wait and we do thank you for your patience! We hate having to wait for pretty things ourselves so we understand that you'd like your items to be with you as soon as possible.

Working days indicates Monday - Friday and does not include Public Holidays or weekends. Please take this into consideration when waiting for an order. Shipping times are on top of the the processing time. 

Orders placed after Thursday 11.30am will not be added to the process queue until Monday as we do not work weekends (working days, stated above) Emails about orders will not be answered our of opening hours.

 Tutu Size Chart UK

Tutu Size  UK Size  Waist (inches)  Hips (inches)
Regular 6 25" 35"
Regular 8 26" 35"
Regular 10 27" 37"
Regular 12 29" 39"
Regular 14 31" 41"
Regular 16 33" 43"
Plus 18 35" 45"
Plus  20 37" 47"
Plus 22 40" 50"
Plus 24 42" 52"
Plus Extra 26 44" 54"
Plus Extra 28 47" 57"
Plus Extra 30 49" 59"
Plus Extra 32 52" 62"



 International Size Chart Conversion

6 2 34 32
8 4 36 34
10 6 38 36
12 8 40 38
14 10 42 40
16 12 44 44
18 14 46 46
20 16 48 48
22 18 50 50
24 20 52 52
26 22 54 54
28 24 56 56



 In between sizes?

 Now, we know everyone is different. And it's hard sometimes, as you could be one size in Topshop and then another size in New Look. It is hard to work out your size when you can't try it on. Our waistbands are elasticated and do stretch a little smaller and a little bigger.

If you're sort of a 16 and sort of an 18 what do you do? 

To be honest, a Regular size can stretch up to a size 20. Wendy, my mum, the main seamstress can fit a regular size tutu on and she's a 20. But it's how you'll feel wearing it. Yes, a regular size fits Wendy but it is tight and she's only put it on for five minutes, she's not wearing it for hours on end. So really, that choice is down to you. The Plus size has an extra panel so will have a lot more room. If you think that you can get away with the regular, go for the cheaper option. If you want to make sure that you feel comfortable and confident in the tutu then go for the larger size. But at the end of the day, we'll always leave the choice down to you as it's you who will be wearing it. (Although if we could be going out with you in a tutu, we'd be there straight away!)



What's the difference between sizes?

 Why's there a price difference between sizes? Because we use more net for each size.

A Regular size tutu has three panels of net per layer. This enables it to stretch enough to reach to the biggest size of a REG but also stretch back down to the smallest size.

A Plus size has four panels per layer and a Plus Extra size has 5 panels. So that's an extra 2 panels more than a regular size so you get a lot more room but it also uses a lot more room when you add all of the layers up. Which is why the price goes up unfortunately. We'd rather you have plenty of room than use less net just to make it cheaper.



What length shall I go for?

We've recently done a post on length differences in our feather style. There's photos included which might help you a little more!

We get a lot of emails concerning tutu lengths. It's difficult to tell someone what length to go for as everyone is different. I'm known for my love of skater dresses as they do look good on me and my figure. But my friend, Mel who is slightly taller but the same weight looks completely awful in them and about 6 years old. I think this is because she has longer body than me which is why it's so hard to say to someone "You should go for this length." But we'll give you a rough idea of where the tutus fall on a typical female.

  • A 10" length is super short. And we mean, super short as in bum-skimming. If you're going to be wearing with leggings or tights or are quite happy to show your pants then we say work it girl.
  • A 12" length is the most popular length for regular tutus. It usually comes around mid-thigh. So you're showing a bit of leg but not your pants. Well, until you've consumed that bottle of wine before you left the house, anyway.
  • A 15" length is a good choice if you want to cover the top half of the legs. It will usually fall around just above the knees or around the knee area. So you're covered up but you're still showing a bit of leg.

So, you should be able to grasp that anything longer than the 15" long will be under the knee. If you want to be completely sure what length to order then just use a tape measure (grab one from ikea if you're desperate - sorry Ikea!) Just loosely place it from where you'd wear your tutu (waist or hips) to wear you'd like it to fall. 

A lot of our tutus are modeled on our mannequin Katy. Now, she's about 6 foot tall with legs up to her armpits. So, the tutus will probably come slightly longer on you if you aren't blessed with her goddess body!

Don't worry if the length isn't available. Just send us a message of which tutu you'd like in the size and your custom length and we'll work out a custom quote for you.

I'm a plus size sexy lady. What tutu will suit me best?

Another tough question to answer. It depends what you're looking for. 

Feather style

A feather is a fun tutu to wear that usually flatters most sizes. If you don't want it to stick out too much we'd say to avoid the spiker feathers that you can see stick out in the photos. The two layer feather styles are a popular choice for the curvier ladies. They are only made of two layers though so we'd advise to wear leggings/tights or add an underskirt for complete coverage.

Cascade style

The cascade style is difficult to say to wear or avoid. We used to say AVOID! as we got a lot of feedback one year from girls saying their hips felt really big in that style but then quite a few other people ordered the cascade style ignoring the whole avoid comment and said they felt better in the cascade because it stuck out so much they looked slimmer.

So, with the cascade style, it's totally up to you. They really do stick out and can stick out more if you 'poof' them up. Avoid if you don't want a tutu that sticks out or go crazy if you want one that's the poofier the better!

Straight style

The straight style is like the cascade in a way. The longer you have the tutu the more it will stick out in an A-line skirt sort of way, so avoid longer length straight tutus if that's what you don't want!

RaRa style

The RaRa style tutu is a HUGE favourite for our curvier ladies. Most of the raras we have sold are in the Plus and Plus Extra sizes. We've never had any bad feedback from curvy ladies regarding this style so it is a good style to go for! The Lady RaRa is a great one as it has a longer section at the back so it gives even more coverage there too. 



 Hopefully, we have covered enough for you to make a better decision with your purchases. 


If you still have questions please don't hesitate to contact us here.