How to take measurements

Follow the instructions below to easily measure yourself.
Or, visit our local partner stores to get measured!

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

1.Bust, Waist, Hips and Thighs

*CIR: Circumference

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(*Wear ONLY undergarment when you measure yourself! Wrap the tape around tight enough that it just touches your body. Make sure you can breathe but cannot move around or twist in it.)

bust
1. Bust CIR*

Around your bust at the fullest part of your breasts. ( You should wear the same bra or Nubra that you would be wearing on your wedding day.)

2. Under Bust CIR*

Around the chest part just below your breasts

3. Bust Point Distance

Nipple to Nipple

4. Cup

Your typical bra size. Ex. A, B, C, D

* CIR: Circumference
Waist, Hips and Thighs
5. Waist CIR*

Around the slimmest part of your waist (usually an inch or so above your belly button). (To ensure the dress won't be too tight, you might want to loosen the tape a bit by putting extra 2~3 fingers under!)

6. Belly CIR*

Around the fullest part of your belly (Usually a bit below your belly button). (*Optional for regular dresses. Required for maternity dresses.)

7. Hips CIR*

Around the fullest part of your hips, across the hipbone. (To ensure the dress won't be too tight, you should be in a relaxed posture when taking this measurement; and you might also want to loosen the tape a bit by putting your hand under!)

8. Thighs CIR*

Around the fullest part of your thighs, just below your hips. You should be in a standing posture with your feet together. (This is not required for ball gowns but important for mermaid dresses. To ensure you can walk or even dance in the dress, you should loosen your tape at least 0.5~1 inch by sliding your hand under it.)

* CIR: Circumference

2.Upper Body, Lower Body, and Height

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Upper Body
9. [Front] Shoulder to Bust

Measure from one-side shoulder point (the top of your shoulder) to the bust point(nipple) on the same side.

10. [Front] Shoulder to Waist (Front bodice length)

Measure from one-side shoulder point over bust point to the waist line on the same side.

11. [Front] Hollow to Waist (Front center length)

Measure from the hollow at the base of your throat (center of the collarbone) straight down to your waist line.

12. [Back] Shoulder to Waist (Back bodice length)

Measure from one-side shoulder point straight down to the waist line on your back.

Lower Body and Height
13. Waist to Thigh

Measure from waist (CIR) straight down to thighs (CIR) along side of body.

14. Waist to Hem(Floor)

Measure from waist to hem (for short dresses) or floor (for long dresses) without shoes.

15. Height (without shoes)

Your height without shoes

16. Heel height

You should measure the pair of high heels you would like to wear on the big day. (Measure from the middle of the heel to the sole at the outsole.)

3.Shoulder, Neck and Arms

*CIR: Circumference

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Shoulder and Neck
(*Optional for strapless dresses)
17. [Back] Shoulder Width

Shoulder bone to shoulder bone across your back

18. [Back] Upper Back Width

Armhole (Crease of armpit) to armhole across upper back

19. [Front] Neck Opening

Measure from hollow to your desired neckline (Normally less than 5 inches)

20. [Front] Neck Length

Measure from chin down to hollow (*Only need this for high-neck dresses)

21. Neck CIR

Wrap the measuring tape around the neck (*Only need this for high-neck dresses)

Arms
(*Only required for dresses with sleeves)
22. Armhole CIR

This is the size of your sleeve hole. Measure it with hands on waist. For snug sleeves, make it as tight as you are comfortable with.

23. Upper Arm CIR

Around the fullest part of your upper arm (over your biceps)

--- ↓ Only required for dresses with 3/4 or long sleeves ---
24. Elbow CIR

Around your elbow

25. Upper Arm Length

Outer shoulder to elbow

--- ↓ Only required for dresses with long sleeves ---
26. Forearm CIR

Around the fullest part of your forearm (over muscles)

27. Wrist CIR

Your wrist circumference

28. Arm length

Outer shoulder to wrist