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Article: How to Take Measurements For a Wedding Dress

How to Take Measurements For a Wedding Dress

How to Take Measurements For a Wedding Dress

Online shopping is undoubtedly incredibly time-saving and handy. However, taking accurate measurements might be a challenge when it comes to selecting the correct size and fit.

When selecting your bridal dress, you should almost never base your decision on your typical size. Size charts vary between manufacturers, so if you are a 10 with one designer, you could be a 14 with another.

General Tips:

  • The most crucial thing is to only be wearing your underwear after removing all of your clothes. If you can get assistance from someone to take the measures, it will be easier for you and allow you to relax.
  • Make sure you maintain a straight posture and lift your head.
  • Maintain your standard stance and move your arms freely along your body.
  • Verify that the measuring tape fits the body comfortably and not too tightly. Make sure your measurements are precise by checking them twice.
  • If the dress is fully fitted, you need to take your bust, waist, and hips into account.
  • Taking your bust and waist measurements is crucial whether your dress is an A-line or ball gown.
  • When placing an order


    • Make sure you wear nothing but the undergarments you will be wearing on your wedding day since everything from your bra to nylon tights can create volume.

    • Just enough tape should be used to hold the area in place.


      What is a Typical Wedding Dress Size?

      Any UK dress size, be it an 8 or a 20, is considered a normal size. It simply means that your dress—which we refer to as made to measure—will be tailored to a size instead of your precise body measurements.

      As many of us are aware, sizes can differ between brands and stores, thus it's critical that you measure your body so we can assist you in selecting the appropriate size.

      It is likely that all dresses in regular sizes will require minor adjustments, such a tiny lift at the shoulder or hem. It is generally advisable to account for this when making a purchase of a regular size collection item.

      What Occurs If My Top Size is a Size 10, And My Bottom Size is a Size 14?

      Many brides will fall between two sizes or into two different size categories. Generally speaking, we advise choosing the size that suits the greatest portion of your body.

      We (at Jeem) advise ordering the larger size if your measurements fall between two sizes. 

      The rationale behind this is because whereas dresses may be readily sized up if they are too small, there aren't many options for raising the size. Having more fabric to work with is always preferable to having insufficient amounts.

      Get Consultation

      If you are uncertain about your dress's size, we always advise you to speak with us before making a purchase. It is advisable to get our advise with your measurements first because it might also rely on the formal dress's form.

      What size should I get because I want to reduce weight before my wedding? Could you please advise?

      Depending on when you are getting married, we advise ordering your dress in your current size and having it adjusted to your body closer to the big day.

      It could seem motivating to get a dress one or two sizes smaller, but if you don't fit into that size, you'll have a garment that doesn't fit and might not be able to be enlarged.

      Please contact us if this is a worry of yours, and we will be pleased to examine your unique situation and provide you some tailored advise.

      Which Measurements Must I Take?

      We only need four measurements from you for a normal size dress, so it's pleasant and easy! We need to know your bust, waist, hip, and waist to floor measurements in order to calculate your standard size.

      To ensure that our standard length is suitable for you, we require the measurement from your waist to the floor. You will be taking measures 1, 3, 13, and 11 on this measuring chart.


      Wrap the measuring tape over your back and bring it up to your front bust's fullest point.

      Make sure the tape is not too tight and stays level; you should be able to put a finger between it and your body. Breathe naturally; do not hold your breath. Just relax.


      The waist is the narrowest section of your body; it is not located across your hipbones or around your belly button. Measure your waist with the measuring tape, just like you did for your bust.

      Keep your breathing natural, avoid making it too tight, and make sure you can squeeze a finger between the tape and your waist. The ideal technique to measure is to hold the tape in the desired dress-fitting position.


      While maintaining a straight posture, measure the width of your hips and the broadest area of your buttocks.
      Once more, check sure it fits comfortably. You should be able to fit a finger inside the dress on your wedding day. 


      From Hem to Hollow

      Usually, you'll need this when ordering a bespoke dress.

      Measuring from the middle of your collarbone (hollow) to the bottom (hem) will tell you the hollow to hem.

      Matching Heels/Shoes

      Wearing your wedding shoes, or shoes that will be the same height, is crucial to get accurate measurements.

      While taking your Hollow to Hem measurements, we strongly advise you to email us or ask your consultant for assistance, as it can occasionally be difficult. 

      Check the designer's size chart against your measurements for the bust, waist, and hips. It's crucial that you place your order for the largest size that fits your dimensions. For instance, assuming the following are your measurements:

      • You wear a size 12 bust.
      • You wear a size 10 waist.
      • A size 8 fits on your hips.

      We suggest that you get a size 12 and have the dress tailored to meet your exact measurements. To guarantee the most flattering fit for your dress, get the size that corresponds to your biggest measurement.

      We really hope that our blog was helpful, but everyone can have a different though or experience.
      We would love to have stories from your side, so do visit our store and share your stories while shopping some incredible bridal dresses.

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