How to Measure
The below is just a guide. We recommend that whenever possible you get a qualified seamstress to measure your dress size. Always get someone else to make the measurements for you: measuring yourself will give inaccurate numbers and could lead to disappointment. Measure with undergarments similar to those you will wear with your dress; do not measure over other clothing.
For Standard Dresses
Not your bra size! Take the tape around your back and bring it across the fullest part of your bust. Your arms should be relaxed, down at your sides. You must wear a bra when taking this measurement.
This is the smallest part of your waist. Typically it`s an inch or so above your belly button. Also known as the natural waistline.
This is the widest part of your hips, across the hipbone. Measurement is taken approximately 7 inches below the natural waistline. This measurement is not needed for full gowns.
Hollow to Floor
This is the length from your hollow ( the hollow just under your neck ) to your heels. (Take the tape from your front, with bare foot ). You should stand upright and your feet should keep together.
For Maternity Dresses
Measure around the highest part of your chest directly under the arms.Your arms should be relaxed, down at your sides.
Bust - Not your bra size! Take the tape around your back and bring it across the fullest part of your bust. Your arms should be relaxed, down at your sides. You must wear a bra when taking this measurement.
Measure immediately underneath the breasts (around the chest).
Measure around the fullest part of your belly keeping the tape measure a little loose for comfort.
Hips- This is the widest part of your hips, across the hipbone. Measurement is taken approximately 7 inches below the natural waistline. This measurement is not needed for full gowns.
Hollow to Floor
Hollow to Floor- This is the length from your hollow ( the hollow just under your neck ) to your heels. (Take the tape from your front, with bare foot ). You should stand upright and your feet should keep together.
For Bridal Jacket/ Mini Wraps
Bust - Not your bra size! Take the tape around your back and bring it across the fullest part of your bust.
Shoulder - From the edge of the shoulder socket, measure across the back to the same point on the other shoulder.
Arm Length - Measure from your shoulder point to the wrist.
Armseye - Measure around the fullest part of your upper arm. This measurement is used for sleeve sizes.
For Made-to-Measure Dresses
Thank you for your interest in a Moonbasabridal.com made-to-measure dress. There is nothing like a dress that follows the natural curves of your body to give you absolute confidence as you walk down the aisle.
Ordering a custom-fit dress is a simple process, but accurate measurements are the most important part, so please follow the instructions carefully. In order to measure the perfect fit, its best to be measured wearing the undergarments, slip, and shoes you'll be wearing the day of your wedding or event.
Please do not take your measurements without any assistance. We strongly suggest using the services of a professional tailor or seamstress to be sure that the correct measurements are taken. However, if you will be taking your measurements with the help of a friend, here are some helpful tips to keep in mind before you get started:
- Download Order Form and mark your measurements in the last column.
- Have a string or ribbon along with a measuring tape
- Don't pull the tape too tight. It is important to leave a little slack when taking measurements.
- Please take your measurements to the closest inch. If youre not sure about a measurement, remember that it is always easier to take a dress in than to let it out.
Email the Order Form to firstname.lastname@example.org and well process your order right away!
Full Bust : inch
Measurearound the fullest part of the bust
Waist : inch
Firstly tie a piece of ribbonor string around the natural part of your waist. Thiswould be your torso at the smallest point. Leave the string in place while you do the rest of your measurements as youwill need it for reference with some of the othermeasurements
Hips : inch
Take themeasurement around the hips at the fullest point, take note ofhow far down from the waist that you aremeasuring.
Upperbust : inch
Measureabove your breast as shown in the diagram.
Udderbust : inch
Measureunder the breast as shown in thediagram.
Nipple tonipple : inch
Measureacross the bust nipple to nipple.
Length ofShould to bust : inch
Measurefrom the top of your shoulder to thenipple.
Front LengthShoulder to Waist : inch
Measuringfrom the same point on your shoulder, go down over the top of your nipple to the waist.
OuterLeg : inch
Measurefrom the string/ribbon around your waist to the floor.Please ensure you have a shoe similar in height to those youintend to wear on your wedding day.
Armseye : inch
Thismeasurement gives us the size of the sleeve hole that you arecomfortable wearing. This measurement is entirelysubjective and you can make it as deep or as tight as you arecomfortable with.
Shoulder to Shoulder : inch
From theedge of the shoulder socket, measure all the way over to thesame point on the other shoulder along the back, as shown inthe diagram.
Neck : inch
Measureloosely around the neck. You will not need thismeasurement unless your garment has a high neck orcollar.
ArmLength : inch
Measure from your shoulder point tothe wrist. Also give measurement with your elbow bend, shouldbe about anlonger.
Biceps : inch
Positionyour arm as the diagram, now measure the fullest part of the arm.
Upper armlength : inch
Measurefrom the outer shoulder down to the elbow.
Length ofarmpit to elbow : inch
Measure theoutside of your arm from the armpit to theelbow
Hollow tohem : inch
Measurefrom the hollow of your neck to the hem of where you want your dress to come to. Stand very straight when takingthismeasurement.