A perfect-fitting dress starts with perfect measurements. Before ordering a made-to-measure dress from tideme.com, we strongly encourage finding a professional local tailor who can help you measure accurately. Here, we'll show you which measurements are needed and how to correctly take them. Warning: measuring yourself at home is trickier than you think! For best results, always have your measurements taken by a professional local tailor.

Bust

* This is not your bra size!
* Wear a bra
* Relax arms at sides
* Pull tape across the fullest part of the bust

Waist

* Find the natural waist
* This is the smallest part of the waist
* Usually about 1 in. above belly button
* Keep tape slightly loose to allow for breathing room

Hips

*Find the widest part of the hips
*Usually about 7 in. below natural waist
*Tape should brush across both hipbones

Hollow to Hem(for long length dress)

* Keep feet together
* Stand up straight
* Begin at the hollow space between the collarbones
* Measure straight down to the heels
* If you want the dress to fit a high heel, add the heel height on to this measurement

Hollow to Hem(only for short length dress)

Measure from the center of the collarbone (Hollow) to the dress hem.
Note: The length is not measured starting from the garment neckline.

Shoulder

Shoulder - From the edge of the shoulder socket, measure across the back to the same point on the other shoulder.

Arm Length(for garments with long sleeves)

Arm Length - Measure from your shoulder point to the wrist.

Armscye(for garments with sleeves)

Measure from the top of the shoulder, down the front of the shoulder, under the arm pit, and up the back of the shoulder.