Not the bra size! Take the tape around your back and bring it across the fullest part of your bust. Arms should be relaxed, down at your sides. Wear a bra when taking this measurement.
Take the tape around the smallest part of your waist. Typically it's an inch or so above your belly button. Keep the tape slightly loose to allow for breathing room. Also known as the natural waistline.
Take the tape around the widest part of your hips. (The tape should brush across both hipbones) Measurement is taken approximately 7 inches below the natural waistline.
Take the tape from the edge of the shoulder socket to the same point on the other shoulder. (Measure across the back)
Take the tape from your hollow (The hollow just under your neck, between the collarbones) through the nipple to floor with the shoes you wear on that day. You should stand upright and your feet should keep together.
Take the tape from the top of the head through the nipple to floor with the shoes you wear on that day. You should stand upright and your feet should keep together.
Before shopping for your perfect dress, it is crucial you measure yourself. It may look picture perfect on our model, however not all of our body types are the same. So if you want it to look striking on you, take accurate measurements. Here's how:
To determine your body measurements use the following tips: 1. Bust-Use a cloth measuring tape and bring it around your back and across the fullest part of the chest. Your arms should be relaxed. Measure the fullest part of your chest OVER the bra cup. 2. Waist- Bring the tape 1 inch above your belly button. Be sure not to suck in your stomach, and leave one finger under the tape so that you are able to breathe in your dress. 3. Hips-Measure yourself with your feet close together, bring the tape around the widest part of your hips, right across the hip bone.
Please consider that even with accurate measurements, you may still need to alter the dress. We recommend you order a dress 1 size larger then your size, that way if alterations need to be made, they are able to repair the dress according to your body size. If however if you get a dress of your size, and it might be a little too tight, you won't be able to open up the dress.