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Not under your bust 3. Keep your thumb behind the tape and do not pull it tight. Taking the Waist Measurement 1. Standing straight, bend to your side. The bend is your natural waist. Stand straight and keep your heels together.
Place the measuring tape around your natural waist. Taking the Hip Measurement 1. Position the measuring tape around the widest part of your hips.
It is very important to wear the exact undergarments, slip, and shoes as the day of the wedding or event as this will affect the accuracy of the measurement.
Stand straight and face forward with your arms at your sides. Measure from the waist to where you want the finished hem to fall following the shape of the slip. If this measurement does not equal the total of the previous two measurements, repeat all three measurements until the measurements agree.
This measurement is to assure that our floor length dresses are not too short for our tallest customers. Compare your measurements to the size chart to determine the size to order. Women's sizes are divided into various types, depending on height. These charts give an indication of size only and are by no means exact as they vary from manufacturer to manufacturer, sometimes by a full inch up and down.
There are multiple size types, designed to fit somewhat different body shapes. Variations include the height of the person's torso known as back length , whether the bust, waist, and hips are straighter characteristic of teenagers or curvier like many adult women , and whether the bust is higher or lower characteristic of younger and older women, respectively.
Please compare to your favorite fit charts. These measurements conflict with many other size charts. These charts are significantly smaller than many current US clothing companies. Companies who publish catalogs may provide the measurements for their sizes, which may vary even among different styles of the same type of garment.
The sizes seen in catalogs generally have roughly the following measurements:. With the average American woman's height 20 years and older at about However "taller-than-average" women may find their size-height addressed by manufacturers less frequently, and may often find themselves facing issues of slightly too short pant legs and sleeve cuffs, as well as waist lengths.
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*Note: To measure for skirts, follow the guide for low hips and waist. Bust Measure under your arms around the fullest part of your chest, keeping the tape measure parallel to the floor. If your measurements indicate different sizes for the bust, waist, and hip measurements, we suggest ordering according to the largest measurement. Our dresses can be taken-in, but due to the modest seam allowance in the gowns, there may not be enough fabric to release to the size needed. Bust. Measure under you arms and around the fullest part of your bust. Waist. Bend to one side to find the natural crease. Straighten and measure at this point.