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.

Measuring Guide

For Standard Dresses

Bust Measuring

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.
Upper Bust Measuring

Upper Bust

Measure around the highest part of your chest directly under the arms.Your arms should be relaxed, down at your sides..
Under Bust Measuring

Under Bust

Measure immediately underneath the breasts (around the chest).
Waist Measuring

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 Measuring

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 Measuring

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 the shoes you expect to wear with your dress on ). You should stand upright and your feet should keep together.
 
Shoulder Width Measuring

Shoulder Width

From shoulder tip to shoulder tip across back.
Shoulder to Bust Measuring

Shoulder to Bust

From the high point at shoulder at base of neck to the bust point.
Shoulder to Waist Measuring

Shoulder to Waist

From the high point at shoulder at base of neck over bust to waist.
Back Neck to Waist Measuring

Back Neck to Waist

From the prominent back neck bone to the center back waist.
Armhole Circumference Measuring

Armhole Circumference

From the top of shoulder under the armpit and up to the top of shoulder..
Bicep Measuring

Bicep

Circumference of bicep (under the arm).
 
Arm Length Measuring

Arm Length

From shoulder tip (at armhole hinge) to wrist bone while arm is slightly bent.
Waist to Hemline Measuring

Waist to Hemline

From waist to the desired skirt length while standing straight up (with heels).
Your Height Measuring

Your Height

From waist to the desired skirt length while standing straight up (with heels).

For Maternity Dresses

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.
Maternity 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.
Maternity Dresses

Under Bust

Measure immediately underneath the breasts (around the chest).
Maternity Dresses

Around Belly

Measure around the fullest part of your belly keeping the tape measure a little loose for comfort.
Maternity Dresses

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.
Maternity Dresses

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 the shoes you expect to wear with your dress on). You should stand upright and your feet should keep together.

For Bridal Jacket/ Mini Wraps

For Bridal Jacket/ Mini WrapsBust
Bust - Not your bra size! Take the tape around your back and bring it across the fullest part of your bust.
For Bridal Jacket/ Mini WrapsShoulder
Shoulder - From the edge of the shoulder socket, measure across the back to the same point on the other shoulder.
For Bridal Jacket/ Mini WrapsArm Length
Arm Length - Measure from your shoulder point to the wrist.
For Bridal Jacket/ Mini Wraps 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.