Rue21 carries junior dresses primarily in two different size ranges: XS (extra small) to XL (extra large) and 1 to 11. The sizes within the numerical range include 1, 3, 5, 5/6, 7, 7/8, 9, 9/10 and 11. The retailer also carries junior plus size dresses in sizes 1X, 2X and 3X.
Rue21 offers a variety of dress styles in junior sizes. The categories include mini dresses, maxi dresses, high low dresses, jumpsuits and rompers, and party dresses.
The numerical sizes used for dresses at rue21 convert to the various sizes from extra small to extra large. A size XS is equivalent to a size 1; a size S is equivalent to sizes 3 and 5; a size M is equivalent to sizes 7, 7/8, 9, and 9/10; and a size L is equivalent to size 11. In terms of plus sizes, 1X is the equivalent of sizes 14 to 16, 2X is the equivalent of sizes 18 to 20, and 3X is the equivalent of sizes 22 to 24.
The size range used for dresses at rue21 is dependent on the style of dress. For the most part, the company uses the XS to XL size range. To determine which size is best when ordering dresses online from rue21.com, read the product description. Each dress is photographed on a model, and each product description mentions which size the model is wearing. Typically, the model is wearing a size S, providing shoppers with a point of reference for determining their own size.