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Measuring for the Perfect Gown Fit

HOW TO MEASURE

We strongly recommend having your measurements taken by a professional seamstress. Measurements should be taken in the undergarments you plan to wear with your bridal gown. If you cannot get professional measurement, we advise that you do not take the measurements yourself. Have someone help you and follow the guidelines below. Please note that you are responsible for ordering the correct size.

Bust Measurement

Measure the bust line at the fullest part of your chest. Stand naturally with your heels together. Let your arms rest by the side of your body. Position the tape so it covers the widest part of the back and the fullest part of your chest. Keep a thumb in the inside of the tape.

Waist Measurement

Place your hands at your natural waistline. This is where the tape should be positioned. Stand with your stomach at its natural position. Leave a little room by keeping a thumb on the inside of the tape. Do not pull the tape tight.

Hip Measurement

Stand naturally with your heels together in a relaxed posture. If you are measuring for a sheath dress, position the tape around the fullest part of your bottom. If you are measuring for an A-line dress, position the tape around the fullest part of your hip. Leave a little room by keeping a thumb on the inside of the tape. Do not pull the tape tight.

Dress Length

The standard length for bridal gowns is 61". If you are 5'8'' or taller please make sure that the gown will be long enough with the shoes you want to wear.

Matching Measurements to the Size Chart

Once you have taken your measurements, see the appropriate designer's size chart under "Size Charts" on our website. Remember, designers cut bridal gowns smaller than regular sizes, therefore you might find yourself ordering a larger size than you normally wear. These measurements are taken to determine the closest size to be ordered. Bridal gowns typically require alterations. If your measurements indicate one size for the "bust" and a different size for the "waist and or hips", we suggest ordering according to the largest measurement. Gowns and dresses can be taken in if they are too large but cannot always be let out if they are too small.

If you are unsure of your size, please call or email us for guidance.

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