TAKING MEASUREMENTS

 

BUST

Measure around the fullest part of the bust and keeping the tape parallel to the floor.
This is not your bra size.

WAIST

Measure around your natural waist which is the narrowest part of your torso, usually located between your rib cage and belly button. Keep the tape parallel to the floor and not too tight to allow for breathing room.

HIP

Measure around the fullest part of your hips and bottom keeping the tape parallel to the floor.

HEIGHT

Measure your height in shoes the same height as ones you plan on wearing with your gown. Our gowns are made in a standard length however if you are taller than most, we can have 10cm/4” added in production. This is an added cost.

Front Waist Measurement

Front Bust Measurement

Side Bust Measurement

Hip Measurement

SOME TIPS:

  • Expect some alterations which could include hems, bustles, in at waist etc and plan ahead by securing a local and experienced tailor prior to receiving your gown.
  • Not every style fits the same.
  • Strapless styles tend to fit quite snug while styles with deep-V backs can run a bit bigger in the bust, but that’s an easy fix for a tailor.
  • Don’t tuck in your tummy or pad up your bust. Just be the normal you. If you tuck in your tummy, for instance, your measurements will be too small, and your clothing will fit too tightly.
  • Make sure your measurements are taken with whatever undergarments you plan on wearing with your dress on. If you don’t plan on wearing a bra, take your measurements with a very thinly padded (or unpadded) bra.
  • If you go a size down, and your waist is a bit bigger than the listed measurement, there is the possibility you’ll have some issues zipping the dress up.
  • It is always better to go larger and have it taken in than hope to have enough fabric to let it out!