Measuring Tips

What to wear:

If possible, you should wear undergarments you’d wear with your dress. It is best to not wear undergarments as push bras that you wear on a day-to-day basis will alter your measurements, and you will end up with an ill fitting gown. Make sure when you take measurements that your feet and legs are together, and you are standing tall and straight.

Measurements you need to take:

Bust Size:

A common misconception is that your bust size is equal to your breast size. The bust actually is a few inches different than your normal band size. To measure bust size, take measuring tape around the fullest section of your chest. Make sure it’s level around the back.

Waist Size:

You’ll want to make sure you measure your “natural waist,” which lies on the narrowest point between your pelvis and the bottom of your rib cage. Cloth tape measures are most suited for an accurate measurement.

Low Hip:

You’ll want to measure the entire circumference of your hips. Begin at one hip, wrap around the buttocks, and to the other hip. The tape measure should be completely flat.

 

Other Tips:

If you are in the Bay Area, we have a dedicated Silviyana seamstress that will take care of your measurements for you. Book an appointment by clicking here.

If you choose to measure it yourself:

When in doubt, measure again! Measuring yourself can be challenging, so even consider enlisting some help. The good news is that even if you don’t get your measurements one hundred percent correct, should you purchase a Silviyana dress we’ll work with you to obtain that perfect fit. We do this in two ways: 1.  guaranteed custom fee and 2. muslin try-on.

Silviyana brides are given a muslin try-on. Muslin is a plain weave cotton fabric that will be cut to your exact measurements to make sure that your measurements is correct before proceeding with the creation of your wedding gown. In every custom order, we ask for a small fee, part of this fee goes towards an insurance that should you need last minute alterations, we will guarantee your happiness and satisfaction by altering it after your final fit.

We recommend using this extensive measuring chart so we can have all the measurements we need to make your perfect gown.

Print the measuring chart and fill in the information, use the video below to help you with the measurements.