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Measuring Guide
A perfect-fitting dress starts with perfect measurements. Before ordering a dress from LightInTheBox.com, we strongly recommend finding a professional tailor to accurately measure your body. This will help you find your best fit on our Size Charts, or order one of our Made-to-Measure designs. Here, we'll show you which measurements we use and how to take them or have them taken correctly.
Warning: Measuring yourself at home is trickier than you think! For best results, have your measurements taken by a professional or a friend.
Watch Us Measure
Standard Dresses
Bust
  • Don't confuse this with bra size
  • Wear a bra, ideally the one you'll wear under the dress
  • Relax arms at sides
  • Pull tape across the fullest part of the bust to measure
Waist
  • Measure at the natural waist
  • Pull tape around the smallest part of your waist, usually about 1 in. above belly button
  • Slide a finger or two under the tape to leave breathing room
Hips
  • Measure at the widest part of the hips
  • Usually about 7 in. below natural waist
  • Pull tape around hips, brushing across both hipbones
Hollow to Floor
  • Stand straight with feet together
  • Measure in bare feet
  • Begin at the hollow space between the collarbones and pull tape straight down to the floor
Height
  • Stand straight with feet together
  • Measure in bare feet
  • Begin at the top of the head and pull tape straight down to the floor
Marternity Dresses
Upper Bust
  • Measure the highest part of the chest
  • Relax arms at sides
  • Pull the tape around and underneath the arms
Bust
  • Don't confuse this with bra size
  • Wear a bra, ideally the one you'll wear under the dress
  • Relax arms at sides
  • Pull tape across the fullest part of the bust to measure
Under Bust
  • Measure right underneath bustline
  • Pull tape around torso, bringing it together snugly but without pulling too tight
Around Belly
  • Find the fullest part of the belly and pull tape around to measure
  • Slide a finger or two under the tape to leave breathing room
Hips
  • Measure at the widest part of the hips
  • Usually about 7 in. below natural waist
  • Pull tape around hips, brushing across both hipbones
Hollow to Floor
  • Stand straight with feet together
  • Measure in bare feet
  • Begin at the hollow space between the collarbones and pull tape straight down to the floor
Height
  • Stand straight with feet flat on the floor and together
  • Measure in bare feet
  • Begin at the top of the head and pull tape straight down to the floor
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