What to wear: If possible, you should wear undergarments you’d wear with your dress, or similar. Make sure when you take measurements that your feet and legs are together, and you are standing tall and straight.

Measurements you need to take:

  1. Bust Size: A common misconception is that your bust size is equal to your breast size. The bust actually is a few inches different than your normal band size. To measure bust size, take measuring tape around the fullest section of your chest. Make sure it’s level around the back.

2. Waist Size: You’ll want to make sure you measure your natural waist, which lies on the narrowest point between your pelvis and the bottom of your rib cage. Cloth tape measures are most suited for an accurate measurement.

 

3. Hip Size: You’ll want to measure the entire circumference of your hips. Begin at one hip, wrap around the buttocks, and to the other hip. The tape measure should be completely flat.

 

 

Other tips: When in doubt, measure again! Measuring yourself can be challenging, so even consider enlisting some help. The good news is that even if you don’t get your measurements one hundred percent correct, there’s always an option to take the dress in  for an alterations.