For greatest accuracy, have someone else take your measurements, preferably a professional. Your bust measurement is the most important in determining your gown size. Here's how to measure:
Height: Stand barefoot against a wall. Place a stiff paper across the top of your head and mark the spot. Measure from marked spot to the floor.
Bust: Wear the exact bra (or bra of similar style) that you intend to wear under your dress. Then, with your arms by your side, have someone else measure around the fullest part of your bust.
Waist: Measure around the narrowest part of your relaxed waist - one inch above your navel.
Hips: Measure around fullest part, around 7 - 9 inches below your waist.
PLEASE NOTE: Bridesmaid manufacturers DO NOT offer standard sizing. Most bridesmaid dresses run smaller than normal clothes. Your measurements are used along with a size chart to help determine the best size for you. Dresses are NOT made to your measurements and in most cases alterations are necessary. Alterations are not included in the price. The size chosen is ultimately your decision.
If your measurements are between sizes, we recommend that you order the larger size, as it is easier to take a gown in than to let it out. If you are over 5' 9" you may need extra length.