How to Take Measurements

Stand comfortably, with equal weight on both feet and arms resting easily at your sides, relax stomach muscles.


Measure around the fullest part of the bust (across nipples), keeping the tape measure parallel to the floor. Look for the biggest measurement.


Measure the natural waistline, where the waist dips in the smallest (normally above the belly button) – also where the torso creases when tipping to the side.  Look for the smallest measurement.


Stand with your feet together. Measure around the fullest part of the buttocks, keeping the tape measure parallel to the floor.  Look for the largest measurement.

How To Select Your Size

  • We recommend your measurements be taken by a professional seamstress or tailor. lf not have a friend help you… it is always harder to measure yourself.  Stand tall, with feet together when measuring.
  • Always measure over undergarments for more precise information. A bra adds very
    little to the measurement, but is necessary for proper lift.
  • If you are measuring the length for a dress, always take measurements wearing the heel height you are likely to wear on the day with the dress.
  • If your measurements fall between two sizes, consider the largest measurements first, as well as the style you are ordering, then determine which measurements would be easier to alter.

NOTE:  Remember, it is always easier to take a dress in than to let it out when making alterations.  If you are in the process of loosing weight, it is best to order what fits your current measurements, and then have the dress altered after it arrives, to suit your body shape closer to the date of the wedding/event.  When ordering a dress for maternity, mums-to-be should discuss sizing needs with us before placing an order – as bust sizes can change dramatically during pregnancy, and not all styles are suitable for pregnancy.