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STANDARD & CUSTOM SIZE

Measurement Guide


A custom-size gown is created based on customer-supplied measurements. To ensure a better fit, we recommend ordering the ‘Custom Size’ option. Your dress will be individually sized and tailor-made to fit your body shape. Our easy-to-use online Measurement Guide will help you set up your measurement profile within 10-15 minutes. Our designers will review each measurement profile and alert you if any adjustments are needed. Please note that our custom sizing options should provide you with a good fit, especially for brides who are in between sizes. However, anticipate needing some local alterations for the perfect fit, whether you are purchasing a Standard size or a Custom size gown. If you are buying a standard-size dress, let us know of any general wardrobe concerns or issues you typically face, such as wide hips or a larger bust.

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How to

TAKE YOUR MEASUREMENTS

– Prepare a measuring tape & a long piece of cloth
– Make all measurements wearing a non-padded bra
– Make all measurements without shoes
– Have your arms relaxed naturally by your side
– Do not overtighten the measuring tape
– Ask a friend to help you
– Breath naturally

A woman measures her front corset with a tape measure to determine her body measurements.

Front Corset

!Use a piece of cloth tied around your natural waist! This measurement is taken from the point where your shoulder meets your neck right above the collarbone on either side of your neck over the center of the fullest part of your bust down to your waistline.

A woman measuring her waist with a tape measure.

Waist

!Use a piece of cloth tied around your natural waist! Wrap measuring tape around your natural waistline, which is located above your belly button and below your rib cage (usually 1 inch above your belly button).

A woman measures her upper bust to determine her correct size.

Upper Bust

Make all measurements wearing a non-padded bra. Keep this measurement horizontally straight, and keep the measuring tape loose enough to insert one finger between the body and tape. Wrap the measuring tape around your torso under the armpits and above the bust.

A woman measures her chest with a tape measure to determine her body measurements.

Medium Bust

Make all measurements wearing a non-padded bra. Keep this measurement horizontally straight, and keep the measuring tape loose enough to insert one finger between the body and tape. It is not your bra size! Wrap the measuring tape around the fullest part of your bust (at nipple level).

A woman measures her lower bust with a tape measure to determine her body measurements.

Lower Bust

Make all measurements wearing a non-padded bra. Keep this measurement horizontally straight, and keep the measuring tape loose enough to insert one finger between the body and tape. Wrap the measuring tape around your chest directly under your bust.

A woman measures her waist to floor measurement with a tape measure to determine her body measurements.

Waist to Floor

!Use a piece of cloth tied around your natural waist! Stand up barefoot straight and keep your feet together, measure from your waistline along either side of your body down to the floor.

Two women standing in front of a mirror, taking height measurement

Height

Stand barefoot straight with your back and hands against the wall and your heels touching the wall as well. Place a mark where the top of your head meets the wall and measure the distance from that point to the floor.

A woman assists another woman in measuring her hips.

Hips

Stand naturally, bring your feet together, and wrap a measuring tape straight around the widest part of your hips.

A person holding a measuring tape across to determine back span measurement

Back Span

Bring your measuring tape from the left armpit to the right armpit across the back. Measure in a straight line over your back.

A woman measures her bust height to determine her correct size.

Bust Height

Begin at the base of your neck and bring your measuring tape down to the center of the fullest part of your bust.

A woman measures her back corset to determine her correct size.

Back Corset

!Use a piece of cloth tied around your natural waist! This measurement is taken from the point where your shoulder meets your neck right above the collarbone. Measure vertically down from there along your backside to the middle of the ribbon tied around your waist.

Person measuring shoulder span with a tape measure.

Shoulder Span

To take this measurement relax your shoulders, and find the bone where your arms and shoulders meet at the top of each shoulder. Measure from one point to the other in a straight line, across the back’s natural curve.

Person measuring arm girth with a tape measure.

Arm Girth

For dresses with sleeves. Measure your arm’s fullest part of the upper part of your arm.

Person measuring sleeve length with a tape measure.

Sleeve Length

For dresses with sleeves. Have your arms relaxed naturally by your side. Measure the desired length of the sleeves down from the point where your arm meets your shoulder.