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How To Measure Your Girls For Their Bridesmaid Dresses

How To Measure Your Girls For Their Bridesmaid Dresses

These days it’s not always possible to have your bridesmaids at your disposal every time you need them. Yes, it would be great if they were just up the road and available for every dress appointment and fitting, but your girls could be spread across the world, or have other proprieties that you must work around. If you are facing bridesmaid shopping virtually but still need to order the right size dress for them this is the advice post for you. We’re going to talk you through how to measure yourself for a bridesmaid dress and tips on getting it right. 

How & What To Measure 

To get the perfect fit you will need four measurements: Your bust, waist, hips and length (or high point). 


This isn’t the same measurement as your bra size. Place your tape measure around your back and under the armpits. Meet at the fullest part of your bust. 


Your natural waistline is the narrowest part of your torso, simply wrap your tape measure around this point until it meets. Aiming for setting the tape around two includes above your belly button is a good guide. 


Stand with your feet together and wrap the tape measure around the fullest parts of your hips and backside. Look in a full length mirror to make sure you’ve done this measurement correctly. 

Length Bust

If you’re going for a strapless dress this measurement is useful to have. Measure from the top of your bust-line to the floor. 

Length Shoulder

For dresses with a sleeve measure from the top of your shoulder to the floor. 

How To Measure Your Girls For Their Bridesmaid Dresses

Tips for Measuring

– If you’re on the tall side and will be wearing heels on the wedding day, don’t forget to add extra length to your dress. 

– Give yourself some breathing room, don’t suck in when you are taking your measurements, you want to be comfortable on the day! 

– If you’re in doubt about any of your sizes we suggest you go for the next size up. You can always take away but you can’t add! 

(Images: The Fennells Photography & Film)

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