The hollow to hem measurement
is one of the measurements taken when determing wedding dress sizing, and measures the length of the body, starting at the hollow of the neck
(the indentation between the collar bones, located at the base of the neck), down to the hem of the dress
. The hollow to hem measurement can be thought of as the overall length of the dress, excluding the train
, and high neckline
, if applicable.
In the picture below, the "Standard Overall Length" shows the area measured for a standard hollow to hem measurement::
"Standard Overall Length" = Hollow to Hem Measurement