Measuring Guide


A perfect-fitting dress starts with perfect measurements. Before ordering a made-to-measure dress from BjsBridal.com, we strongly encourage finding a professional local tailor who can help you measure accurately. Here, we'll show you which measurements are needed and how to correctly take them.
Warning: measuring yourself at home is trickier than you think! For best results, always have your measurements taken by a professional local tailor.

Standard Dresses

Bust
* This is Not your bra size!
* Wear an unpadded bra (your dress will have a built-in bra).
* Relax arms at sides.
* Pull tape across the fullest part of the bust.
Waist
* Find the natural waist.
* This is the smallest part of the waist.
* Usually about 1 inch above belly button.
* Keep tape slightly loose to allow for breathing room.
Hips
* Find the widest part of the hips.
* Usually about 7 inches below natural waist.
* Tape should brush across both hipbones.
Hollow to Floor (Bare Foot)
* Stand straight with feet together.
* Measure in barefoot, if you will wear heels, please state the heels height individually.
* Measure from the center of the collarbone (hollow) straight down to your feet.
Height (Bare Foot)
* Stand straight with feet together.
* Measure in barefoot, if you will wear heels, please state the heels height individually.
* Measure from the top of your head straight down to your feet.