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measuring guide

Standard Dresses

 

Bust
*This is not your bra size!
*Wear an unpadded bra (your dress will have a built-in bra)
*Relax arms at sides
*Pull tape across the fullest
part of the bust

 

Waist
*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

 

Hips
*Find the widest part of the hips
*Usually about 7 in. below natural waist
*Tape should brush across both hipbones

 Hollow to Floor
*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

 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

Maternity Dresses

 

Upper Bust
*Relax arms at sides
*Measure the highest part of the chest
*Pull the tape right underneath the arms

 

Bust
*This is not your bra size!
*Wear an unpadded bra (your dress will have a built-in bra)
*Relax arms at sides
*Pull tape across the fullest part of the bust

 

Under Bust
*Measure immediately under breasts

 

Around Belly
*Find the fullest part of the belly
*Pull tape around the belly
*Keep tape slight loose for comfort

 

Hips
*Find the widest part of the hips
*Usually about 7 in. below natural waist
*Make sure tape is parallel to the floor
*Tape should brush across both hipbones

 

Hollow to Floor
*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

 

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 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.

 

Armscye
Measure from the top of the shoulder, down the front of the shoulder, under the arm pit, and up the back of the shoulder.