We always recommend getting measured by a professional, but when that's not possible, use this guide to help you get the best measurements possible. Always use a soft measuring tape, and when possible , have someone else take the measurements for you. The measurements should not be uncomfortably tight, but there should not be slack in the tape.
Measure around the fullest part of your bust. If you have a padded bra on, pull a little bit more snug.
Measure around your natural waist. This will usually be the smallest point around your middle. When you bend sideways, this is the spot between your hip bone & ribs that bends in. This measurement should be nice & snug. Our general rule of thumb is that it should feel as tight a strapless dress would need to be to stay up.
Measure around the fullest part of your hips & bum. Make sure your pockets are empty!
- Your size is always determined by the largest measurement. It's always easier to order up & take a dress in!
- Ignore the numbers! Formal sizing is quite a bit different than regular clothing. Don't let a size that isn't your norm discourage you!
- If you are 5'7" or taller, talk to one of our stylists about ordering extra length.