How to Measure
1. We strongly recommend that you get measured by a professional seamstress.
2. Once you have your measurements, you will need to choose a size from the designers size chart that we provide in our website. The size selected wil be based on the measurements taken by the seamstress.
3. Do not select a size based on the size that you usually wear since the size charts vary from designer to designer. You can find the designers size chart by going into the dress that you are looking at and clicking on .
4. Happy Bridesmaids is not responsible for the accuracy of any measurement taken by a person other than a Happy Bridesmaids employee.
Bust Measurement: For accuracy, be sure to wear the bra you will be using with the dress, or a similar one. Stand naturally with your heels together. Rest your arms by the side of your body. Using a measuring tape, cover the widest part of the back and the fullest part of your bust.
Waist measurement: Position the tape at your natural waistline, approximately 1-2 inches above your belly button (this is the smallest point on your waistline). Do not keep the measuring tape tight or suck in your stomach.
Hips measurement: Place the tape around the fullest part of your hips, approximately 8 inches below your waist.
Dress Length: If you are taller than 5'8" with or without heels, we recommend that you order extra length. Extra Length typically adds 5 inches to the length of the dress. There will be an additional charge for extra length. Charges will vary from designer to designer.
Hollow to hem measurement: This is the measurement between the hollow; the indentation between the collar bones located at the base of the beck down, to the hem of the dress. Measure from the center of the collarbone straight down to the floor. Hollow to hem measurements vary from designer to designer. To find out about a specific designer, please contact us.
Waist to hem measurement: This is the measurement from your natural waist to the dress hem. Measure from your natural waist (smallest point on your waistline) to the dress hem. The length is not measured starting from garment neckline.
Matching measurements to size: Once you have determined your measurements, you can look at the designers size chart on each product page and determine the size to order. Most dresses, since they are not made to specific measurements of someones body, will need alterations. If you fall in between two sizes, we recommend to order the bigger size. We recommend this because it is easy to alter a slightly bigger dress into a smaller dress than a smaller dress into a bigger dress.