Dress Measurement Guide

How to Chose Your Wedding Dress Size

Before you even begin browsing online, it's important to know your measurements and what silhouettes work best for your body type.

This will help ensure that your wedding dress fits you perfectly. Since you're not viewing your desired dresses in person, it's also helpful to familiarize yourself with different types of fabrics so that you can get a sense of how certain wedding dresses will fit and feel. 

Ordering in Custom Size will ensure your gown is a perfect fit. You can always order dress in Standard size as well - just remember bridal sizing might mean your gown's number could often be higher than what you wear in your regular clothes. Even if going bigger sounds horrifying, remember that no one will know the number. If you plan on losing some weight before the big day, shop for dresses in your current size rather than going smaller.

Remember - it’s much easier to take a dress in than trying to work with one that’s way too snug.

 

Custom Size

We recommend you to have your measurements taken by a professional before buying any gown online. Please refer to the measurement instructions and measure yourself carefully if you doing it yourself or with a help of a friend.

Accurate measurements are paramount when selecting or customizing wedding dresses and jumpsuits. This guide will provide detailed instructions for taking the necessary measurements to ensure a flawless fit. Whether you're ordering online, going for custom tailoring, or alterations, these steps will help you achieve the perfect look for your special day.

Tools Needed:

  1. Soft measuring tape
  2. Mirror
  3. Pen and paper - You can download our Measurement Chart and for detailed instructions refer to a step by step guide below: 

Important Tips:

  • Wear undergarments and shoes similar to those you'll wear on the occasion.
  • Keep the measuring tape comfortably snug without being too tight.
  • Use a mirror to guarantee the tape is aligned and parallel to the ground.
  • Maintain consistent units (inches or centimeters) throughout.

 

Custom Size Dress

Most important measurements for Custom size dress are:

Bust, Waist, Hips, Natural Height, Shoulder to Floor, Shoulder to shoulder, Armhole (armcage), Bicep, Arm length (for long sleeves dresses), Wrist Circumference (for long sleeves dresses), Hollow to ... your desired length or custom slit etc.
 
Please note the minimum measurements needed are Bust, Waist, Hips and Height. If you don't provide the rest of the custom measurements above we use standard clothing size closest to your other measurements provided. 

 

Custom Jumpsuit

For Custom overals, pantsuits or rompers please provide following measurements:

Bust, Waist, Hips, Shoulder to shoulder, Shoulder to waist, Shoulder to floor, Natural height, Waist to crotch, Thigh circumference, Arm cage, Arm circumference, Arm Length, Wrist circumference and Heels height. 
 

Don't fit typical standard sizes?

We understand every body is individually beautiful. Please provide us with all necessary measurements needed for custom size if yours may differ from the typical Bust-Waist-Hips, as the measurements goes from one to another. Do you have broad shoulders? Broad back? Hip Dips? Please provide all extra measurements (High Bust, Under Bust/Ribs, High Hip, Low Hip, Hip Dips etc.). We always recommend getting your measurements taken by proffessional if you are unsure. 

 

Step-by-Step Guide

For Wedding Dresses:

BustWrap the measuring tape around the fullest part of your bust, ensuring it's parallel to the ground and comfortably snug. Note down the measurement.

Above Bust: Position the measuring tape above your bust, right under your armpits. Keep the tape parallel to the ground and snug against your skin.Make sure the tape is not pressing into your skin too tightly or hanging loosely.
Full Bust: Wrap the measuring tape around the fullest part of your bust, ensuring it's parallel to the ground and comfortably snug. Note down the measurement.

Under Bust: Measure below the bust, where the bra band would sit. This measurement is crucial for dresses with empire waists or corseted bodices.

Waist: Measure around your natural waistline, the narrowest part of your torso. Keep the tape parallel to the ground and snug but not constricting. Record the measurement.

Hips: Measure around the fullest part of your hips and buttocks. Keep the tape straight and parallel to the ground. Take the measurement and record it.

Natural Height: Stand straight without shoes against a wall, and measure from the top of your head to the floor.

Shoulder to Floor: Stand naturally and measure from the tip of your shoulder to the floor. Consider wearing the shoes (heels) you'll wear with the outfit.

Shoulder to Shoulder: Measure across your back from the outer edge of one shoulder to the outer edge of the other shoulder.

Armhole (Arm Cage): To measure the armhole accurately, stand naturally with your arms at your sides. The armhole is the curved opening at the top of your shoulder where the sleeve attaches to the body of the garment. Using a soft measuring tape, start at the top edge of your shoulder and wrap the tape around the fullest part of your upper arm, just below the shoulder joint, following the curve of the armhole. Ensure the tape remains parallel to the ground and is comfortably snug without being too tight. Note the measurement where the tape meets the starting point and record it.

Bicep: Measure the circumference of your upper arm at its widest point.

Arm Length (For Long Sleeves Dresses): From the outer edge of your shoulder, measure down to your wrist for long sleeves or to the desired sleeve length.

Wrist Circumference (For Long Sleeves Dresses): Measure your wrist's circumference where the sleeve would end.

Hollow to... Desired Length or Custom Slit: Starting at the hollow between your collarbones, measure down to your desired hemline or custom slit start etc.

Heels Height: Measure the height of the heels you'll be wearing with the dress.

For Jumpsuits:

Bust, Waist, Hips: Follow the same procedure as mentioned earlier for taking these measurements.

Shoulder to Waist: Measure from the tip of your shoulder to your natural waistline.

Shoulder to Crotch/Waist: Measure from the tip of your shoulder down to where the jumpsuit's crotch or waistband will sit.

Thigh Circumference: Measure around the fullest part of your thigh.

Inseam: Measure from your crotch to the desired length of the jumpsuit, usually the ankle.

Arm Cage (Armhole): Measure around the fullest part of your upper arm.

Arm Circumference: Measure the circumference of your upper arm at its widest point.

Arm Length: From the outer edge of your shoulder, measure down to your wrist.

Wrist Circumference: Measure the circumference of your wrist.

Heels Height: Measure the height of the heels you'll wear with the jumpsuit.

 

Accurate measurements are paramount for the perfect fit of wedding dresses and jumpsuits. Follow these instructions diligently and maintain accuracy throughout the process. Always consider the shoes you'll be wearing and, if possible, consult professionals for guidance. Precise measurements will ensure your outfit complements your physique and makes your special day truly memorable.