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How do I measure my size?

How to measure my size?

A perfect-fitting dress starts with perfect measurements. Before ordering a made-to-order dress from LightInTheBox.com, we strongly encourage finding a professional local tailor who can help you measure accurately. Measuring yourself at home is harder than you think! Watch this video below for more information on how to properly take your measurements or view the photos below.

Standard Dresses


Bust
*This is not your bra size!
*Wear an unpadded bra (your dress will have a built-in bra)
*Relax arms at sides
*Pull tape across the fullest
part of the bust

Waist
*Find the natural waist
*This is the smallest part of the waist
*Usually about 1 in. above belly button
*Keep tape slightly loose to 
allow for breathing room

Hips

*Find the widest part of the hips
*Usually about 7 in. below natural waist
*Tape should brush 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
*To fit high heels, we’ll add
an extra 5 cm onto custom-sized
floor-length dresses and dresses with trains

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



Maternity Dresses

Upper Bust
*Relax arms at sides
*Measure the highest part of the chest
*Pull the tape right underneath the arms

Bust
*This is not your bra size!
*Wear an unpadded bra (your dress will have a built-in bra)
*Relax arms at sides
*Pull tape across the fullest part of the bust
Under Bust
*Measure immediately under breasts
Around Belly
*Find the fullest part of the belly
*Pull tape around the belly
*Keep tape slight loose for comfort

Hips

*Find the widest part of the hips
*Usually about 7 in. below natural waist
*Make sure tape is parallel to the floor
*Tape should brush 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
*To fit high heels, we’ll add an extra 5 cm onto custom-sized floor-length dresses and dresses with trains

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


For Bridal Jacket/ Mini Wraps


Bust

Bust - Not your bra size! Take the tape around your back and bring it across the fullest part of your bust.

Shoulder

Shoulder - From the edge of the shoulder socket, measure across the back to the same point on the other shoulder.

Arm Length

Arm Length - Measure from your shoulder point to the wrist.

Armscye

Measure from the top of the shoulder, down the front of the shoulder, under the arm pit, and up the back of the shoulder.

 

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