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Dress Measuring Guide

Dress Measuring Guide

The below is just a guide. We recommend that whenever possible you get a qualified seamstress to measure your dress size. Always get someone else to make the measurements for you: measuring yourself will give inaccurate numbers and could lead to disappointment. Measure with undergarments similar to those you will wear with your dress; do not measure over other clothing.

For Standard Dresses

 

Bust
Not your bra size! Take the tape around your back and bring it across the fullest part of your bust. Your arms should be relaxed, down at your sides. You must wear a bra when taking this measurement.
Waist
This is the smallest part of your waist. Typically it`s an inch or so above your belly button. Also known as the natural waistline.
Hips
This is the widest part of your hips, across the hipbone. Measurement is taken approximately 7 inches below the natural waistline. This measurement is not needed for full gowns.
Hollow to Floor
This is the length from your hollow ( the hollow just under your neck ) to your heels. (Take the tape from your front, with bare foot ). You should stand upright and your feet should keep together.
Height
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 Maternity Dresses

 

Upper Bust
Measure around the highest part of your chest directly under the arms.Your arms should be relaxed, down at your sides.
Bust
Bust - Not your bra size! Take the tape around your back and bring it across the fullest part of your bust. Your arms should be relaxed, down at your sides. You must wear a bra when taking this measurement.
Under Bust
Measure immediately underneath the breasts (around the chest).
Around Belly
Measure around the fullest part of your belly keeping the tape measure a little loose for comfort.
Hips
Hips- This is the widest part of your hips, across the hipbone. Measurement is taken approximately 7 inches below the natural waistline. This measurement is not needed for full gowns.
Hollow to Floor
Hollow to Floor- This is the length from your hollow ( the hollow just under your neck ) to your heels. (Take the tape from your front, with bare foot ). You should stand upright and your feet should keep together.

For Bridal Jacket/ Mini Wraps

 

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