How to Measure for Dresses?

Before selecting the formal dress that speaks to you, let's dive into the exciting task of finding the appropriate size. We've got you covered with a step-by-step guide on measuring for a formal dress, packed with friendly tips to ensure you look and feel your best. And of course, we'll steer you away from common measuring slip-ups, so you're ready to rock any formal occasion with ease and charm.

let's begin with the measurements! here's what you'll need

* Flexible 60 inches soft tape measure for tailor.
* Make sure to wear snug-fitting attire for precise measurements.
* Put on the shapewear you'll wear on the occasion.
* Slip into shoes/heels of a similar height
* Don't forget to note down your measurements 

    1. BUST - Measure around the fullest part of your bust.

    • Dress with Built in pads: Do not wear a bra or similar garments, particularly if the dress has built-in pads. Please ensure to check if the dress indeed has the build in pads.
    • Dress without Built in pads: Ensure that you wear only the specific bra or similar undergarment that you plan to wear with your dress.

    Simply wrap the measuring tape around the fullest part of your bust, ensuring it remains parallel to the floor, to obtain the most precise measurement. Your attention to these details will help ensure a perfect fit.

    2. WAIST [Most Important!]

    • Waist is typically below your rib cage and about 2 inches above your belly button. To find it, bend to one side and locate the natural crease. Wrap the measuring tape around your torso at this point, ensuring it stays parallel to the floor. Remember to pull the tape tightly against your skin for accuracy. Make sure you breathe and relax.

    3. HIPS

    • Get into a relaxed stance.Wrap the measuring tape around the widest part of your hips, usually around your bum. Keep it level with the floor. Your hip measurement should be roughly 8-9 inches below your waist measurement. And don't forget to wear something snug for the most accurate results!


    Verify Twice for Precision – For the best results maintain its levelness, ensuring it stays parallel to the ground. Ensure the tape is firmly but gently secured against your skin to prevent any looseness in the measurement. Double-check you are measuring in the right place, and just breathe naturally throughout. 

    Body Measurement – Our size charts list body measurements in inches, conforming to standard industry sizing. If you fall between sizes, don't worry; it reflects the diversity of body shapes  we accommodate. Just choose the size that encompasses all your measurements.

    Dresses not Customized – Our dresses aren't customized according to customer measurements. We simply ask for your measurements to recommend the most suitable standard size based on your body dimensions. This is because dress sizes may differ from t-shirts and pants, as dresses vary in style and fit, requiring unique sizing standards.

    Alterations are Mostly Needed – Usually a flawlessly fit is hard to find straight off the rack. Normally alterations like hem shortening, bodice adjustments, or strap modifications are frequently needed to achieve the best fit. The cost of dress alterations varies depending on factors such as the dress fabric, design, specific alterations needed, timeframe, and location.