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Winnipeg Bridal Shop. Winnipeg Wedding Dresses. How to Measure.
Winnipeg Bridal Shop. Winnipeg Wedding Dresses. How to Measure.

Winnipeg's Premier Bridal Boutique - Stella's Bridal & Evening Collections

How To Measure
Dress Size Will Vary
Bridal, prom and special occasions dresses tend to fit very small, and they all have their own size charts, so don't worry if you are usually a size 8 but your measurements fall into a bridal size 12. Taking your measurements must to be done correctly so we suggest you have a seamstress or tailor take your measurements.

Measuring Your Bust
Standing straight with your feet together and arms at your side, position the tape around largest part of your back and the fullest area of your bust.

Measuring Your Waist
Standing straight with your feet together and arms at your side, position the tape around the smallest part of your waist, about 1 to 2 inches above your belly button.

Measuring Your Hips
Standing straight with your feet together and arms at your side, position the tape around the largest part of your hips, about 7 inches below your belly button.

Measuring Hollow to Hem
Standing straight with your feet together and arms at your sides (wearing the heal height you will be wearing on your wedding day) position the tape in the hole of your neck above your collar bone, pulling down lightly to the desired hem length of your gown.

Measuring for Extra Length and Petite Sizing
The standard length for most gowns is 57 inches. If your height is 5' 8" or less with the heal height you will be wearing on your wedding day, no extra length is typically required. If your height is 5' 8" or more with the heal height you will be wearing on your wedding day Stella's suggests you order a dress with extra length.

Determining Your Dress Size
Compare your measurements with the size chart supplied by your gown's designer. If your measurements are between two sizes, always choose the larger size of your largest measurement. Wedding gowns are not custom made to fit your exact measurements, so virtually every gown will require some alteration to attain your perfect fit.