How do I measure myself for a dress

Customly sewn dresses always fit better then standardized ones. That’s why it’s so important not only to know your own size but to take all the right measurements. Please ask your relatives or friends to help you. Following the instructions they will easily get done with this task. To take the measurements you will need a measure tape and an elastic band. Measurements must be taken in exactly the same underwear you’re going to wear with your future dress. That means not only a bra, but fitting underwear and tights as well.
If you`ve chosen a dress with open back and you are not going to wear a bra with this dress consequently the measurements should be taken without bra.
Please make a photo of your figure taken en face, profile and full face so that we can verify your measurements with your outward appearance. Please specify the height. Before taking the measurements please tie the waist with an elastic band, which should be at the narrowest point of the waist – it is important! All constructive calculations will be carried out from this line.

1. Over bust (circumference)

1. Over bust (circumference)

Measure tape must be placed across the shoulder blades, so the upper edge of tape goes right under the back armpit angles and forward just above the breasts.

2. Bust (circumference)

2. Bust (circumference)

It is measured around the fullest chest part.

3. Under bust (circumference)

3. Under bust (circumference)

It is measured right under the bust (it’s the line where your bra-tape usually is, around the rib cage.

4. Waist

4. Waist

Is measured by the most narrow part. Notice: the measure tape must not be placed around waist tightly.

5. Hips (circumference)

5. Hips (circumference)

Is measured over the fullest part of buttocks.

6. Chest width

6. Chest width

It is measured horizontally, over the breast base, just between the vertical lines going through the front armpit angles.

7. Back width

7. Back width

Back width is measured horizontally across the shoulder blades, just between the back armpit angles.

8. Central front length

8. Central front length

It is measured vertically, from suprasternal notch (jugular fossa) up to the waist-line.

9. Bust height

8. Bust height

It is measured from the shoulder seam line at the neck base till the most outstanding breast part (usually its apex).
Right at the same time with this one, # 10 measurement is being taken as well (see under).

10. Front shoulder-to-waist

10. Front shoulder-to-waist

Without changing the position of measure tape from #9 (at the neck base to the most outstanding breast part) continue it till the waist-line.

11. Central back length

11. Central back length

It is measured from the seventh neck vertebra until the waist-line across the middle of spine.

12. Back shoulder-to-waist

12. Back shoulder-to-waist

It is measured from neck base until the waist, parallel to spine, just across the shoulder blade.

13. Balance

13. Balance

It is measured above the shoulder, from front waist till the back waist.

14. Bust separation

14. Bust separation

It is measured horizontally, between the most outstanding breast points.

15. Biceps

15. Biceps

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

16. Arm hole

16. Arm hole

Raise your arm parallel to floor and wrap measure tape around the armpit across the outside edge of shoulder.
Pull your hand down and make sure the tape stays just vertically and only after the last take the measurement.

17. Wrist size

17. Wrist size

Measured at the protruding points of the wrist joint.

18. Shoulder length

18. Shoulder length

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

19. Sleeves length

19. Sleeves length

Long sleeve is measured along the arm: from the outside shoulder edge till the wrist with the arm slightly bended in elbow joint.
For 3/4 or shorter sleeves : from the outside shoulder edge till the point, where you want sleeve to end.

20. Skirt length

20. Skirt length

It is measured vertically across the side seam, from waist till the floor.
This value will be your dress length from waistline.
We recommend you to take take this measurement with the shoes, your going to wear with this dress, on.
In case with no shoes, just add the supposed heels height to the already measured skirt length.

21. Back length with train

21. Back length with train

This one is measured only if the train is requested.
This value will be the back dress length from waistline.

22. Neck to floor length

22. Neck to floor length

It is measured from suprasternal notch to floor.


Contact Us

You can send us an email and we'll get back to you, asap.

0

Start typing and press Enter to search