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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.

Height:

Measured barefoot while standing straight against a wall

Bust height:

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

Shoulder to waist (back)

Bust circumference:

Measured around the fullest part of the bust

Bust circumference

Bust Separation:

Measured horizontally between both apexes in the bust

Bust separation

Armhole width (Front):

Measured horizontally across bust apexes from side seam to side seam

Front armhole width

Armhole width (Back):

Measured horizontally across the shoulder blades. Keep the tape at the same height as when measuring the front armhole width

Back armhole width

Waist circumference:

Measured in the most narrow part of the waist. Keep the tape slightly loose to allow for breathing room

Waist cicumference

Shoulder to center waist (Front/Back):

Diagonal distance from shoulder to where the waist line meets the spine

Shoulder to center waist

Shoulder width:

Measured from neck base to the outside edge of the shoulder

Shoulder width

Armpit to waist:

Bodice height measured along the side seam from armpit to waist

Armpit to waist

Skirt length: (without heels)

Measured vertically across the side seam, from the waist line to the floor

Skirt length

Hips circumference:

Measured around the widest part of the hips over the buttocks

Hips circumference

Waist to knee:

Measured along the side seam from the waist to the knee

Waist to knee

Sleeve length:

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

Sleeve length

Around arm:

Measured along the widest part of the arm (bicep)

Around arm

Wrist circumference:

Measured at the wrist joint

Wrist circumference

Neck circumference:

Measured around the neck

Neck circumference