Ordering your formal, evening, bridesmaid or wedding dress is an exciting time in the event planning process! With that of course comes with getting your measurements taken.
Selecting your best size for you is vital to ensuring your dress will be comfortable at your big event! Ordering online, or from inter-state and can't visit us to be professionally measured? Read on to learn how to take your measurements correctly at home, and ensure your dress will be a perfect fit for you!


How to take your measurements correctly:

There are only a few measurements that you'll need to get started: your bust, waist and hips. Start by wrapping a measuring tape around the smallest part of your torso to find your waist. For your hips and bust, you should be measuring the fullest part of the body. Write these measurements down so you can compare them to the size chart.


Most dresses are designed based on the fact that it will be hemmed for your exact height. If you're on the taller side and will also be wearing heels, you can add an extra 4 inches of length to the hem if you desire. Please contact our team for pricing and manufacturing turnaround information.

Finding your best size:

To determine your best size, simply find where your measurements best align! It’s really common to have to size up or down in special occasion wear due to the complexity of design, and lack of stretch in the fabrics being used. If you're in between sizes, we generally recommend sizing up, however if you'd like a second opinion please send an email to us with your measurements.

For example: You're wanting to order a dress by Tania Olsen Designs. If your bust was 101cm (between size 14/16), your waist was 87cm (size 16) and hips 117cm (size 16) we would suggest you select the size 16 and have alterations done to better fit your bust.

Please note: All of the dresses we sell are made to standard size charts. To get your perfect fit, your dress may still require alterations once you receive it.