A Guide to Measuring at Home

                               How to take measurements?

Follow the instructions below to easily measure yourself.
We always recommend getting measured by a professional, or at the very least a trusted friend. Do not attempt to take your measurements by yourself. Unfortunately they will be wrong!

What do you need?

• A measuring tape
• A friend or family member

Before you start,

• Wear and ONLY wear undergarments that you might be wearing on your wedding day
• Stand straight with your feet together
• Look straight ahead, keep relaxed

The measuring tape shouldn’t be pulled too tight or have too much slack, and should always be parallel to the floor.

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Not your bra size! Place 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.

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

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

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This is the smallest part of your waist. Typically it is an inch or so above your belly button. Also known as the natural waistline.

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This is the widest part of your hip, across the hipbone. Measurement is taken approximately 7-9 inches below the natural waistline. This measurement is not needed for full gowns.

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Arm Girth

Relax your arm and measure around the largest part of the upper arm.

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Arm Length

Start the tape at your shoulder down to your hand.

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Shoulder to Shoulder

This is the width of your shoulder.

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Nape of Waist

Measure from the base of the neck at the back to the Natural Waist.

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Waist of Hem

Measure from your Natural Waist to the dress hem. Note: The length is not measured starting from the garment neckline.

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Measure loosely around the neck. You will not need this measurement unless your dress has a high neck or collar.

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Length of Shoulder to Bust

Measure from the top of your shoulder to the nipple.

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Nipple to Nipple

Measure across the bust nipple to nipple.
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Feel free to ask if you have any questions about how to measure.