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Measurement Form

How to measure yourself for a dress


  • Do not attempt to take your own measurements. Please ask a relative or friend to help you.
  • Measurements must be taken in exactly the same undergarment that you’re going to wear with your future dress, this means your bra, shapers, or tights.
  • If you've chosen a dress with open back and you are not going to wear a bra with the dress then the measurements should be taken without a bra.
  • Wear your event shoes while taking the measurements or shoes with the same heel height as the shoe you are planning to wear with your gown.
  • When taking measurements, the tape should be a bit snug, but not tight - it should not "dig in" or make an indentation in the body.  It should not be loose, either!  Just wrap the tape around the area of the body being measured and hold it in place.  You should be able to put a finger behind the tape, but no more than that. 
  • Use a vinyl tape not a fabric tape as the fabric tapes tend to stretch over time and your dress will be made too small.
  • Before taking the measurements please tie the waist with an elastic band, your waist is the narrowest point between the bottom of your rib cage and hip bone – it is important! All constructive calculations will be carried out from this line.


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 measurements  in CM


Wrap the tape around the fullest part of your bust and center the tape on your back so it's level all the way around. Measure around the fullest part of the chest. 



Run tape around natural waistline, keeping tape parallel with floor.



This is a measurement around the fullest part of your buttocks. Keep tape parallel with floor all the way around.


Shoulder To Nipple:

With shoulders and arms relaxed, measure from mid-shoulder point down to the nipple.


Shoulder To Waist:

Without changing the position of tape measure from #4 continue it till the waist-line.


Nipple to Nipple:



Shoulder Length:

Is measured from neck base till the outside edge of shoulder.


Back Shoulder Width:

Place the tape on "top" of the shoulders, measure from the edge of the left shoulder across to the prominent neck bone located at the center of the back of the neck continuing to the edge of the right shoulder.


Arm Hole: 

Raise your arm parallel to floor and wrap the measuring tape over the top of your shoulder and around under your armpit.

Pull your hand down and make sure the tape stays just vertically. This is the the size of the sleeve hole.


Arm Circumference:

It is measured horizontally, around the fullest part of upper arm. Notice, the arm should be let down and relaxed during the measurements.

**For Long Sleeve Gowns Only**



This is a measurement around the fullest part of your wrist.

**For Long Sleeve Gowns Only**


Sleeve Length:

With the arm slightly bended in elbow joint, measure from your shoulder seam to where you would like your sleeve to end.

**For Long Sleeve Gowns Only**


Hollow to Hem:

with your event shoes on, stand straight with your feet together, Hold the measuring tape at your hollow while a friend pulls it down to the floor


Waist to Hem:

With your event shoes on, stand straight with your feet together, Hold the measuring tape at your waist while a friend pulls it down to the floor


Shoulder to floor:

With your event shoes on, measure from the top of your shoulder, over your bust and keep a straight, vertical line and measure to the floor.



Total Height:

Stand against a wall, use a pencil to mark where the highest point on the top of your head meets the wall. Then measure the distance from the mark you made on the wall to the floor.



References: The Laid Back Bride, Anna Skoblikova