HOW TO MEASURE FOR A BRIDESMAID DRESS
OK, before you get started;
1. Wear something form-fitting (camis or tank top) or simply measure yourself on bare skin (with undergarments or invisible bra only, not over clothes) to get the most accurate measurements.
2. Don't pull the measuring tape too tight or too loose around your body. You will want to give yourself some wiggle room so that you can breathe.
3. We advise you get the help of a family or friend or professional tailor and measure everything 2 - 3 times to be certain.
Now, grab the measuring tape and let's get started!
No cookie-cutter (mass production) bridesmaid dress here! We believe that all women deserve to have the bridesmaid dress of their dreams regardless of size. One of the best parts about ordering your dreamy bridesmaid style with us is every piece in our collection is personally tailored (custom size) and made-to-order only (that's how we can offer so many colors and all sizes).
We carry any size; standard and plus, petite and tall. Our talented dressmakers carefully craft each dress exactly to one's measurements, chosen style, length, fabric, and color; ensuring the best possible piece for your special day and lovely #TeamBride.
HOW TO MEASURE
For custom size, we accept a total of 5 measurements: Bust, Waist, Hips and Dress Length (body height + heel height).
1. Bust: __________ cm
2. Waist: __________ cm
3. Hips: __________ cm
4. Body Height (barefoot): _________ cm *measure from the top of your head down to the floor.*
5. Heel Height: _________ cm
Please note: Hey beautiful, be sure to triple-check all your measurements! The body measurements provided are then plugged into a program that helps us prepare your gown pattern, estimate the amount of fabric and calculate where the boning, bra padded, neckline, bustline, waistline and hemline should fall on your body. This means that the overall fit and proportions of the dress will change based on the measurements provided. Too often, people measure themselves incorrectly which results in a dress that does not fit as expected.
Notes: Your custom size may not be the same as your standard dress size. Formal gowns often have fitted bodices and are more structured than everyday clothing.
IMPORTANT: We want to make sure you have all the information you need before you place your order. While we do offer custom sizing for our bridesmaid gowns, it's important to understand that we may not always be able to guarantee a 100% perfect fit for everyone. Here's why:
1. Individual Measurements: We have no control over how measurements are taken individually. Accurate measurements are crucial for a perfect fit, and any discrepancies in measurements provided can affect the fit of the gown.
2. Non-Stretchable Fabrics: Our formal gowns typically use non-stretchable fabrics, which means they require precise sizing. Unlike everyday clothing that may have more forgiving stretch, formal gowns have structured designs that rely heavily on accurate measurements.
3. Variations Over Time: Keep in mind that measurements can change over time due to various factors, such as weight fluctuations or changes in body shape. It's essential to provide current measurements when ordering.
*Notes: While we strive to provide the best fit possible based on the measurements you provide, variations in fit may occur due to the factors mentioned above. We have upgraded lace-up back closure that can provide some flexibility in sizing. However, we still recommend ordering with considering minor alterations if necessary, to ensure you feel comfortable and confident in your gown. Alterations may be necessary to achieve the ideal fit, which can include tightening or loosening the dress, such as adjustments to the bust, waist, hips, sleeves, or dress length.
Alterations: Please understand that we are unable to accommodate any requests for resizing or alterations for custom size (if the dress received is not the perfect fit). They are personally tailored based on the measurements provided during the ordering process and thoroughly checked before delivered. After receiving the dress, you might need to get it altered at your own cost by visiting a local tailor for the ideal fit, if necessary. Alterations require your physical presence. Local tailoring allows for precise adjustments to achieve the ideal fit for your body. Please bring along the invisible bra (bust adjustment) and heels (length adjustment) during the session with your local tailor, if necessary.
Things to Take Note:
Before placing an order, we kindly ask you and your bridesmaids to consider carefully the following:
1. If you are not open to the possibility of having alterations made at a local tailor's shop at own cost, or if you do not have access to an alteration specialist in your location.
2. When pre-ordering, it's advisable to plan for extra timeframe in case your bridesmaids need to get alteration at local tailor.
*Notes: By proceeding with your order, you acknowledge that you have considered these factors and are prepared for any necessary adjustments or alterations.
All orders to be crafted by our independent tailors in China. Please note that we are exclusively online and do not have a physical storefront or tailor team available locally.
Actual colors may vary. This is due to screen settings, pixel definitions and digital photography which displaying colors differently and each person may see them differently. We try extremely hard to ensure our photos are as true to color as possible, but please understand that we cannot guarantee the color that you see will be exact from the actual color. This does not mean that the item is defective or mis-shipped.
It is important to note that custom dresses are non-returnable, non-exchangeable and non-refundable for any reason as that is personalized selection tailored specifically to your measurements and preferences.
You'll be prompted to confirm that you understand and accept our Terms & Conditions before you place the order.
Take your time and triple-check your measurements. With a little bit of care and attention, you'll have a custom dress you can cherish forever!
This is a measurement of the fullest part of your bust.
How To Measure
Start by wrap the tape around the fullest part of your bust (usually right above the nipple) and center the tape, to form a full circle.
Notes: It’s important to note that your bust size is not the same as your bra size.
This is a measurement of your natural waistline, or the smallest part of your waist.
How To Measure
Bend to one side to find the crease on your side – that will be your natural waistline. Wrap the tape around the narrowest part and slightly loose to allow for breathing room.
This is a measurement around fullest part of your buttocks.
How To Measure
Stand straight with feet together, and wrap the tape around the widest part of your hips (tape should sit across your hip bones).
4. Height (barefoot)
This is your body height. To measure your height, stand straight with your bare feet and measure from the top of your head down to the floor.
Notes: Don't wear shoes or heels when taking this measurement.
5. Heel Height
This is the height of the shoes you are going to wear with this dress. Measure the heel height from foot brace to floor.
Pro tips: For bridesmaid shoes, generally the most comfortable height of heel for an all-day event is anywhere between 1-2 inches or 2.5 - 5cm. While some bridesmaids are comfortable with 3-4 inches, or 7.5 - 10cm. The purpose of providing with us the heel height is to determine the dress length, so it will not be too short or too long (for floor-length dress).
If you're unsure of the heel height during ordering process, our suggestion is to reserve a bit of extra length in the dresses so that it can be hemmed at a local tailor if you or your bridesmaids decide to switch to lower heels after receiving the dresses. This approach provides flexibility and ensures that your bridesmaids can make the final adjustments according to their comfort and preference.