How to order

Creating the perfect fit

All of our designs are made and hand-finished to your personal choice of colour, embellishment and whilst our dresses are available in regular sizes, we are delighted to offer a made-to-measure service.

By carefully taking your personal measurements for bust, waist, hips, sleeve and leg or dress length your dress will be custom made for a perfect fit.

Your bespoke dress measurements

Neck circumference
Measure all the way round the neck.

Bust
Measure around the fullest part of your bust, relaxing with your arms at your side and do not allow the tape measure to fall at the back.

Waist
Measure around your natural waistline, usually the smallest part of your waist. Allow room to breathe and sit down so you don’t pull the tape too tight. Measure around the waist comfortably.

Hips
Measure around the fullest part of the bottom. This will be around the middle of the bottom.

Nape to waist
Measure from the nape bone, which is at the back of your neck to your waist.

Body length
Measure from the top of the shoulder to your waist.

Full Length of the dress
Measure from the top of the shoulder to the desired length of the dress. Do not look down when measuring the length of the dress, stand straight and look straight ahead. If you will be wearing your dress with heels, make sure you measure your height wearing them. Usually best to do this with someone’s help.

Shoulder
Measure across from shoulder bone to shoulder bone.

Arm Hole
Measure from the shoulder bone all the way round the arm hole. Add at least 1 to 2 inches for ease and comfort. Also make sure the measure tape moves round the arm hole comfortably .

Elbow Round
Bend arm at right angle and measure around the elbow comfortably.

Sleeve Length
Bend arm at right angle and measure from shoulder bone to desired length of sleeve.

Sleeve Round
Measure all the way round your wrist (full length sleeves).

Your bespoke trouser measurements

Full Length
Measure from your waist to the bottom of the ankle or to your desired length bearing in mind if you are wearing heal then measure to the floor.

Thigh Round
Measure all the way round the top of your thigh.

Knee Round
Bend knee at right angle and measure around the knee comfortably.

Width of bottom hem (ankle round)
Measure all the way round the bottom of your ankle.

Crotch
Start to measure from your natural waist at the front, through the legs, up the back, to the waist line pulling it nice and snug but not tight making sure it is comfortable otherwise when sitting down it will be very uncomfortable.

Inside Leg
Measure from the fullest part of your thigh all the way to the bottom of your ankle.

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