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How to Measure

Measure with undergarments similar to those you will wear with your dress; Do not measure over other clothing. Make sure the measuring tape is parallel to the floor and pulled evenly across the body with no slack. You may want to consider getting professionally measured.

  • Standard Dresses

    How to Measure bustBust
    *This is not your bra size!
    *Wear a bra
    *Relax arms at sides
    *Pull tape across the fullest part of the bust
    How to Measure waistWaist
    *Find the natural waist
    *This is the smallest part of the waist
    *Usually about 1 in. above belly button
    *Keep tape slightly loose to
    allow for breathing room
    How to Measure hipsHips
    *Find the widest part of the hips
    *Usually about 7 in. below natural waist
    *Tape should brush across both hipbones
    How to Measure shoulder width Shoulder
    Shoulder - From the edge of the shoulder socket, measure across the back to the same point on the other shoulder.
    How to Measure hollow to floorHollow to Floor (Bare Foot)
    *Stand straight with feet together
    *Measure in bare feet
    *Begin at the hollow space
    between the collarbones and
    pull tape straight down to the floor
    *To fit high heels, we’ll add
    an extra 5 cm onto custom-sized
    floor-length dresses and dresses with trains
    How to Measure heightHeight
    * Stand straight with feet together
    * Measure in bare feet
    * Begin at the top of the head and
    pull tape straight down to the floor
     
     

    Maternity Dresses

    How to Measure upper bustUpper Bust
    *Relax arms at sides
    *Measure the highest part of the chest
    *Pull the tape right underneath the arms
    How to Measure bustBust
    *This is not your bra size!
    *Wear a bra
    *Relax arms at sides
    *Pull tape across the fullest part of the bust
    How to Measure under bustUnder Bust
    Measure immediately under breasts
    How to Measure around bellyAround Belly
    *Find the fullest part of the belly
    *Pull tape around the belly
    *Keep tape slight loose for comfort
    How to Measure hipsHips
    *Find the widest part of the hips
    *Usually about 7 in. below natural waist
    *Tape should brush across both hipbones
    How to Measure hollow to floorHollow to Floor (Bare Foot)
    *Stand straight with feet together
    *Measure in bare feet
    *Begin at the hollow space
    between the collarbones and
    pull tape straight down to the floor
    *To fit high heels, we’ll add
    an extra 5 cm onto custom-sized
    floor-length dresses and dresses with trains
    How to Measure heightHeight
    * Stand straight with feet together
    * Measure in bare feet
    * Begin at the top of the head and
    pull tape straight down to the floor
     
     

    For Bridal Jacket/ Mini Wraps

    How to Measure bustBust
    Bust - Not your bra size! Take the tape around your back and bring it across the fullest part of your bust.
    How to Measure shoulder Shoulder
    Shoulder - From the edge of the shoulder socket, measure across the back to the same point on the other shoulder.
    How to Measure arm lengthArm Length
    Arm Length - Measure from your shoulder point to the wrist.
    How to Measure armscyeArmscye
    Measure from the top of the shoulder, down the front of the shoulder, under the arm pit, and up the back of the shoulder.