Thursday, June 18, 2015

How To Use A Wedding Dress Size Chart


Wedding Dress Size Charts


Wedding dress sizes are normally different from your regular dress sizes.  Please take measurements and refer to the size charts to determine your appropriate gown size to order. Keep in mind that for a perfect fit, most gowns require some alterations.  We do not recommend to size up your wedding gown for there is no guarantee of adequate inseams. Typically, if you need to have it altered again, you'll be charged additional fees. Sizing down one size is usually not a problem. We recommend consulting a professional Orange County wedding dress seamstress to determine if any alterations or adjustments are required.

Standard Sizes




A difference of +/- 1/2" is acceptable for body and length measurements.


Measuring Tips


For accuracy, please wear the same heel height and similar undergarments (bra & slip) as the day of the wedding while taking measurements.  

Make sure to use a measuring tape when taking measurements.  We recommend having someone else help you with the measurements.  When measuring, pull the tape snug, but not too tight, and keep the tape parallel to the floor.  



  1. Bust:     Run the tape across fullest part of your breast and around under arms and back.  This is not your bra size!  Be sure to wear the bra with similar padding as the day of wedding.
  2. Waist:    Bring the tape around the smallest part of your waist, typically just an inch or so above your naval.
  3. Hips:     Run the tape around the widest part of your hips.
  4. Hollow to Waist (A to B):  Measure from your hollow at the base of the neck down to your waistline.
  5. Waist to Hem (B to C):     Measure from your waistline down to your desired hem.  Be sure to wear the same heel height as the day of wedding.       



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