This classic ballet bodice comes in 3 Junior Missy/Adult standard sizes - SA, MA, LA; and 2 children's sizes - 6/8, and 10/12. There is also an option for custom sizing, and a choice for a straight lower edge or a petaled lower edge.
Fabric choices include Bengaline, Stretch Taffeta, Brocades, Princess Satin, Satin Jacquard, Stretch Velvet, and Stretch Brocades. You may send us fabric if you prefer to use something we do not carry in stock. Not every color is available in every fabric. Some can be custom-dyed, some cannot. We will contact you if we cannot supply your specific color choice, OR if there will be an additional charge for custom dyeing your fabric choice.
Please Note: Base pricing is for an un-decorated bodice, with steel spiral bones in bone casings, piping on upper edge, and either hooks and bars or hook and eye tape with a double row of eyes sent with the bodice for you to attach once you have fit the bodice on the dancer. Invisible mesh shoulder straps are sewn on at the front. You will need to sew them to the back of the bodice once they are fit on the dancer.
Although sized by standard chest and waist measurements, we will need other measurements for a custom-sized bodice. View our measurement chart.
We recommend dry cleaning the bodice when needed, OR washing it by hand in cold water, or in the machine in a laundry bag on the delicate cycle with cold water. If decorated, the embellishment overlay may need to be removed when cleaning, depending on trims and embellishments used. We will tell you if this is the case.
All bodices are made with one-inch side seams, and 3-inches at the center back for ease of alteration. Other seams are half-inch.
Skin-tone mesh center-front insets are optional.
To add embellishment to your order, you will need to email email@example.com to discuss all the options.
Allow 6-12 weeks for delivery, as these bodices are custom-made when ordered. Amount of time needed is dependent on time of year and number of bodices ordered.
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Tutu.Com offers free, domestic ground shipping to the 48 contiguous United States, up to $20, on orders costing $99.99 and up. This free option covers about 85% of orders. For very heavy orders that cost $99.99 or more, the first $20 of your shipping will be free. We will invoice you for any shipping amount over $20. Once shipping is paid, your order will go out. Our minimum domestic shipping charge for orders $99.99 and under is $11.00 for a USPS Priority Mail envelope, $13.00 Ground/Priority Mail box, $16.79 Flat Rate Box, $27.00 for USPS Express Mail envelope, and $37 for USPS Express Mail box. Base International shipping charges are Canada: $42.00 USD - Hong Kong, Sweden, Netherlands, Germany: $45.00 USD - Europe $70 USD - All other countries: $50.00 USD. If your base-rate/minimum shipping charge does not cover the cost to ship your order, we will bill additional shipping charges when your order is ready to ship.
We have several base rates for classical tutus that must be shipped in over-sized boxes. Actual costs can run between $30-$60 in the continental U.S., more in some places. Occasionally, it is less expensive to ship Express rather than Priority. We will always research what is the least expensive way to safely ship your items. We will also insure costumes for their full value. This will add to the cost, but not too much. All custom costumes are shipped with signature required when delivered. This is for your protection.
If you require a shipping cost estimate prior to placing your order, please call us Toll Free US & Canada +1-877-888-8266 - International +1-704-519-4771 from 10 am to 5 pm EST and we will be happy to estimate your shipping charges.
If you are ordering something small that can be sent in an envelope, like one sample card, the difference between the postage and the automatic minimum shipping charge will be refunded.
TRACKING & INSURANCE
Unless otherwise requested, orders shipped within the US, including Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and most US Territories and Military addresses, are sent via USPS Domestic Priority Mail (2-4 day) with Delivery Confirmation. You will receive an email with your package's tracking number so that you may track your package. The USPS provides $50 insurance on Domestic Priority mail and $100 on Domestic Express Mail. If your order cost is higher, we will automatically insure it for the total. There is an extra charge when we do this, but it is minimal.
We strive to ship in-stock items within two Business Days after we receive your order. (This does not include custom-made items, like tutus and other costumes, which require a lead time and are shipped when completed. Also, orders which include fabric-cuts or custom-dying may require an additional time, but we will always let you know how long it will take.)
For destinations outside the United States, orders are sent via USPS Priority International (six to ten days) or USPS Express Mail International (three-five days). Express Mail International is faster than Priority Mail International, provides much better tracking information, and may pass through your country's Customs quicker. Delivery times are dependent on your destination country and on your local postal and Customs services. Customs delays are not the responsibility of Tutu.Com. Our shipping rates do not include any Customs Charges that may be imposed by your country's Customs regulations.
Tutu.com Size Charts | PDF
It contains size charts for all Tutu.com products; ballet tutus, bodices, dresses and patterns combined in one PDF file (14 pages).
Individual Size Charts | PDF
- Tutu.com Classical & Bell Tutu Size Chart
- Claudia Folts Dress & Skirt Size Chart
- Claudia Folts Bodice Size Chart
- Claudia Folts Dance Pants & Trunks Size Chart
- Claudia Folts Child Bodice & Panty Size Chart
- Jeremy Bernardoni Men’s Size Chart
- Jeremy Bernardoni Children Size Chart
Tutu.com Pattern Listing | PDF
Panty & bodice pattern size charts with detailed information and measurements.
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