How to measure:
Bridal Cottage consultants recommend getting professionally measured. We do acknowledge, however, that it isn't always a feasible option. Please do not measure yourself, rather have someone else measure you using the measuring guidelines below.
Bust: Measure across the back and fullest part of the bust (not under the bust or above it). It helps to hold at what is comfortable to the person being measured, then to have them take a deep breath in and out. If the measurement goes up in number, use the largest measurement of the two.
Waist: Measure across the smallest part of the waist. This is typically just under the bottom of the rib cage. Have the person being measured take a deep breath in again and record the largest measurement.
Hips: Measure at the fullest part of the hip. Stand to the side of the person being measured and look for the fullest part of the bottom. Oftentimes, the fullest part of the hips is not where a person would typically consider the hips to be.
Please keep in mind that wedding, bridesmaid and formal event dresses run smaller than everyday clothes. Here at The Bridal Cottage we want all of our customers to be happy about their purchase and to look their absolute best!
Each item featured will have the suggested size by The Bridal Cottage based on the sizing chart of the designer. Measurements are in inches.
Getting the perfect look for your special day is all about fit! We tell our customers that we don't focus on size number, because we are more focused on measurements. As a general rule of thumb, you can expect for your measurements to indicate that you will wear a size to two sizes larger than your everyday clothes. For example, an everyday size eight may wear a size ten or twelve in our particular designers.