How do I measure myself for a dress?
We always recommend having a professional take all of your measurements for the best results!
Please also make photos of your figure taken en face, profile and back so that we can verify your measurements with your body type.
Some gowns require only a few of the measurements. Please see each gown’s page for specific measurements needed.
You'll need a flexible tape measure and someone to help you place and read the measuring tape.
Never measure over your clothing. Your dress size measurements should be taken while wearing underwear similar to the ones you will wear with your gown. Wear an unpadded bra (your dress will have a built-in bra).
Measurements must be made per the instructions without any allowance or extra margin. Allowances will be made by our tailors.
Measured barefoot while standing straight against a wall
Measured from the shoulder seam line at the neck base to the breast apex
Shoulder to waist (Front):
Take this at the same time as the bust height. Without changing the position of the measuring tape, measure from the shoulder until the waist line
Shoulder to waist (Back):
Measured vertically from neck base until the waist line, across the shoulder blade
Measured around the fullest part of the bust
Measured horizontally between both apexes in the bust
Armhole width (Front):
Measured horizontally across bust apexes from side seam to side seam
Armhole width (Back):
Measured horizontally across the shoulder blades. Keep the tape at the same height as when measuring the front armhole width
Measured in the most narrow part of the waist. Keep the tape slightly loose to allow for breathing room
Shoulder to center waist (Front/Back):
Diagonal distance from shoulder to where the waist line meets the spine
Measured from neck base to the outside edge of the shoulder
Armpit to waist:
Bodice height measured along the side seam from armpit to waist
Skirt length: (without heels)
Measured vertically across the side seam, from the waist line to the floor
Measured around the widest part of the hips over the buttocks
Waist to knee:
Measured along the side seam from the waist to the knee
Measured from the outside shoulder edge to the wrist along the arm with a slight bent at the elbow joint to ensure your dress will allow for movement
Measured along the widest part of the arm (bicep)
Measured at the wrist joint
Measured around the neck