Measure around your bust & back at the fullest part of your bust.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          


Measure around your natural waist (narrowest part of your waist). Do not suck-in! Your waist should be about 5-6 inches from bottom of bust.


Measure down 5-6 inches from your waist, at the fullest part of your hip.

Waist to Hem

Length from waist to floor/bottom of dress. It's best to wear ideal height of heels while measuring.

Tips for Alterations

-The waist is generally easy to take in.
-Most dresses can be taken in 1-3 sizes & let out 1 size (depends on seam allowances).
-Bust & waist are usually altered for best fit.
-Length is very important. It's very difficult to extend the length, unless there is extra fabric tacked down.