Friday, June 8, 2012

Taking your dress-size measurements

Sizes vary between dress manufacturers, so it's not always a given that if you're an 8 in one dress you'll be that size in another brand's dress. Knowing your measurements can help you figure out what size you'll be, as most brands have a measuring chart available to compare to online.

Follow our Measuring Instructions for the best fit. 

You can use a cloth tape measure and a full-length mirror to measure yourself. Getting someone to help you may be beneficial, as you might not always be able to reach or read the measurements. You should wear dress undergarments or light clothes when you measure yourself to avoid added bulk. Be sure to stand up straight and keep the measuring tape snug but not too tight.

To find your bust measurement, measure around the fullest part of your bust. You may also want to measure around your shoulder blades and under your armpits depending on what style of dress you're looking to buy. Next, find your natural waistline and measure that. Finally, measure the fullest part of your hips.

Once you find your measurements, compare them with your dress brand's measuring charts and choose the size likely to fit you best. If it's not perfect, you can always get a good tailor.

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