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How to Take Your Measurements

Need to take your measurements at home? While we always recommend getting professionally measured, here's everything you need to know to get the job done at home!

How to Measure Your Bust:

Wearing the undergarments that you will wear with the dress, wrap the measuring tape around your back and under your arms at the fullest part of your bust.

 

How to Measure Your Waist:

Stand up straight and bend to the side, the crease created is your natural waist. Wrap tape around the narrowest part of your natural waist.

 

How to Measure Your Hips:

Stand with your feet together, wrap the tape around the fullest part of your hips and seat.

 

How to Measure a Hollow to Hem (Length):

Most dresses come with a standard length measurement, but some designers offer a custom hollow-to-hem. Your hollow-to-hem measurement is determined by measuring from the center of your collarbone (hollow) to the bottom (hem) of your dress. We highly recommend that you have a formal wear professional perform this measurement as it can be a bit tricky.
 
It’s very important that you wear shoes with a similar heel height to those you will be wearing with your gown.

How to Read A Size Chart & Find Your Right Size

On each product page, you’ll find a bridesmaid or bridal dress size chart for the designer of the product you are viewing. The designer's size chart outlines their specific standard sizing measurements. Every designer is different; therefore, every size chart is different.
 
Compare your bust, waist, and hip measurements to the designer’s size chart. It’s very important that you order the largest size that corresponds to your measurements. For example, if your measurements are as follows:
 
Your bust fits a size 12
Your waist fits a size 10
Your hips fits a size 8
 
We would advise that you order a size 12, and get the dress altered down to custom fit your body. Ordering the size that fits your largest measurement will ensure that your dress has the most flattering fit possible.
 
Keep in mind, wedding apparel is typically sized differently than retail clothing, so it’s not uncommon to find yourself requiring wedding apparel one or more sizes larger than your normal dress size.
 

If you have any questions on what size to order one of our representatives would love to assist you in the process. Please reach out to info@weddingshoppeinc.com.