Measuring Guide

Correct measurements are the prerequisites of getting a perfect fitting dress. Before ordering a made-to-order dress from GemGrace.com, you are encouraged to get measured correctly by a professional local tailor. We would like to emphasize that measuring yourself at home is trickier than you think. Check out our useful guide for how to properly take your measurements.

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Standard Dresses
measure bust
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
measure waist
Waist
  •  Find the natural waist
  •  This is the smallest part of the waist
  •  Usually about 1 inch (ca. 2.5cm) above belly button
  •  Keep tape slightly loose to allow for breathing room
measure hips
Hips
  •  Find the widest part of the hips
  •  Usually about 7 inch (ca. 18cm) below natural waist
  •  Tape should brush across both hipbones
measure shoulder
Shoulder
  •  From the edge of the shoulder socket, measure up over the curve of the shoulders passing across the center base of the neck to the other shoulder edge.
measure hollow to floor
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 2 inch (ca. 5cm) onto custom-sized floor-length dresses and dresses with trains
measure height
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