Instructions: How to Measure Yourself
BUST: Your bust size is the circumference of the fullest part of your chest. Wrap a tape measure over this part with your bra on. [In this example, her bust is 32.5 inches, or in cm, that is 83cm]
UNDERBUST: Your underbust is the circumference of the part of your upper body that is just under your bust around your rib cage. Wrap a tape measure right around this part.
WAIST: Your waist is the circumference of what is often the smallest part of your body roughly midway between the bust and the hips. A useful way to measure your waist is to gently bend side to side to find the ‘crease’ that your body creates. Then wrap a tape measure around that ‘crease’ line, and you have your waist measurement! [In this example, her waist is 27.5 inches or 70cm]
HIPS: Your hips is the circumference of the fullest part of your pelvic region. Wrap a tape measure right around this part. [In this example, her hips is 35.5 inches or 90cm]
BACK SHOULDER WIDTH: First, locate your shoulder points – this is where your shoulder begins curving down to your arm. Then, have your helper measure your shoulder width by starting at your left shoulder point and slightly curving the tape measure along the ridge at the top of your shoulders and stopping at your right shoulder point. [In this example, her back shoulder width is 15 inches or 38cm]
WAIST TO FLOOR MEASUREMENT: Measure from your natural waist right down to the floor. If you’ll be wearing heels with your gown, be sure to take this measurement with your heels on [In this example, her waist to floor measurement is 43 inches or 109cm, and she is 170cm tall].
Standard Size Guide – Petite to Regular Sizes (for comparison)
XS: Bust 80cm|31.5 inches; Waist 62cm|24.4 inches; Hip 86cm|33.9 inches; Back Shoulder Width: 38cm|15 inches
S: Bust 84cm|33.1inches; Waist 66cm|26 inches; Hip 90cm|35.4 inches; Back Shoulder Width: 38cm|15 inches
M: Bust 88 cm|34.6 inches; Waist 70cm|27.6 inches; Hip 94cm|37 inches; Back Shoulder Width: 41cm|16 inches
L: Bust 92cm|36.2 inches; Waist 74cm|29 inches; Hip 98cm|38.6 inches; Back Shoulder Width: 43-46cm |17-18 inches
XL: Bust 96cm|37.8 inches; Waist 78cm|30.7 inches; Hip 102cm|40 inches; Back Shoulder Width: 48-51cm | 19-20 inches