Bust – Not your bra size! Take the tape around your back and bring it across the fullest part of your bust. Your arms should be relaxed, down at your sides. You must wear a bra when taking this measurement.
Waist – This is the smallest part of your waist. Typically it’s an inch or so above your belly button. Also known as the natural waistline.
Hips – This is the widest part of your hips, across the hipbone. Measurement is taken approximately 7 inches below the natural waistline. This measurement is not needed for full gowns.
Natural Height – Your height from head to toe.
Bust Points – This is the length between your nipples
Arm Girth – Relax your arm and measure around the largest part of the upper arm.
Arm Length – Start the tape at your shoulder down to your hand.
Around Shoulder – This is the measurement around your shoulder.
Nape to Waist – Measure from the base of the neck at the back to the Natural Waist.
Waist to Hem – Measure from your Natural Waist to where you want the hem to be. Be sure you¡¯re wearing the same height heel you’ll wear on your wedding day.