Measurement Guide for Dresses

Please make sure that whoever takes your measurements read the instructions below or the measurements can be wrong.  Thank you!

Remember, it’s easier to cut a dress down than to try to lose that last inch, especially with all the goodies at the parties and showers!  We recommend you have a professional tailor who will alter/fit your gown to take your measurements for you.  DO NOT ATTEMPT TO TAKE YOUR OWN MEASUREMENTS - THEY WILL BE WRONG!  Use a vinyl tape-measure; fabric ones tend to stretch over time and your dress will be ordered too small. When you measure, wear shoes with a heel height similar to what you plan to wear on your wedding day/party, and without bra or bustier.  If you measure without shoes on, then please add your shoes' height to your Height and Hollow to Hem (Hollow to Floor).  Our production team may not need all these measurements, but it's good to have them all, just in case.

Height Measure from head to floor with the shoes you are going to wear for your wedding or event.

Height

Measure from head to floor with the shoes you are going to wear for your wedding or event.

Shoulder Width Measure the distance between two shoulder joints with arms dropping naturally, taken at the back

Shoulder Width

Measure the distance between two shoulder joints with arms dropping naturally, taken at the back

Waist Measure around your waistline - the thinnest part of your upper body. Keep your forefinger between your body and the measuring tape for an accurate fit.

Waist

Measure around your waistline - the thinnest part of your upper body. Keep your forefinger between your body and the measuring tape for an accurate fit.

Under-Bust Stand straight and measure around your body below the fullest part of the chest.

Under-Bust

Stand straight and measure around your body below the fullest part of the chest.

Waist to Skirt for the front only (Only for skirts that start with horizontal or slanted seams below the hips) From waist line (thinnest part of your upper torso) to the start of the skirt in the front center. we will estimate the sides and back according to original design. No need to provide this measurement.

Waist to Skirt for the front only (Only for skirts that start with horizontal or slanted seams below the hips)

From waist line (thinnest part of your upper torso) to the start of the skirt in the front center. we will estimate the sides and back according to original design. No need to provide this measurement.

Upper-Bust Stand straight and measure around your body above the fullest part of the bust at your armpit level

Upper-Bust

Stand straight and measure around your body above the fullest part of the bust at your armpit level

Bust Lift your arms to the side and measure around your body, crossing over the fullest part of the chest.

Bust

Lift your arms to the side and measure around your body, crossing over the fullest part of the chest.

Hips Stand straight with your heels together, and measure around the fullest part of your hips.

Hips

Stand straight with your heels together, and measure around the fullest part of your hips.

Arm Girth (if your dress has sleeves) Measure the circumference around your arm.

Arm Girth (if your dress has sleeves)

Measure the circumference around your arm.

Arm's Eye (if your dress has straps or sleeves) This measurement gives us the size of the sleeve hole that you are comfortable wearing. This measurement is entirely subjective and you can make it as deep or as tight as you are comfortable with.

Arm's Eye (if your dress has straps or sleeves)

This measurement gives us the size of the sleeve hole that you are comfortable wearing. This measurement is entirely subjective and you can make it as deep or as tight as you are comfortable with.

Hollow to Hem (For the Front of the Dress) Please stand straight against a wall, mark where your collarbones are, and then measure from the marking down to the floor. You will need to take the measurement with the exact shoes you will be wearing. If you are ordering a short dress, then please measure from your collarbones to the end of the dress (hemline).

Hollow to Hem (For the Front of the Dress)

Please stand straight against a wall, mark where your collarbones are, and then measure from the marking down to the floor. You will need to take the measurement with the exact shoes you will be wearing. If you are ordering a short dress, then please measure from your collarbones to the end of the dress (hemline).

Sleeve Length (if your dress has sleeves) From shoulder seam to length desired. Please note that this is NOT your arm's length unless you want long sleeves.

Sleeve Length (if your dress has sleeves)

From shoulder seam to length desired. Please note that this is NOT your arm's length unless you want long sleeves.