How to Measure Correctly When Buying Beautiful Dresses Online

As is known to all of us, online shopping has become more and more popular with us, because we can almost easily buy anything from the online shop at home, such as furniture, food, electronics, clothing and so on.

When shopping online, we usually check the quality of the product, and sometimes we even read the comments from the person who has bought the item. But when it comes to buying clothes online, there is a factor we have to pay attention to.

Unlike other products, dresses need to fit perfectly to look beautiful, comments can not tell you whether it is suit for you, determining whether a dress is suit for you is a  very personalized thing.  By looking at the picture on the computer screen, it’s hard to determine the right size for your own, which is a big flaw in online shopping. Fortunately, there are some ways to make sure that your clothes are more suitable for you before you buy or try it on. These method is how to get your measurements correctly so that you can buy your own pretty clothes without hesitation and confidence.

1.Prepare for Measuring Yourself

First of all, before buying clothes, the most important thing is to measure your size correctly. When measuring, to ensure that you can get the exact data, pelase use a tailor tape, instead of a metal ruler.  Please note that some of the company’s size 4 is another company’s size 6. Please write down the data you have measured, and then you can  buy your favorite clothes online referring to these data. If you couldn’t measure yourself, you can find a professional person to help you measure these data, in fact, this is a better way to get measurement data, professional people can always find a better way.

2.What You Should Measure

Bust: You should be aware that this is not your bra size. You can wear an unpadded bra when measuring your bust, this is because most dresses come with in-built bras. To get you bust size, relax your arms at your sides, then pull the tape across the fullest part of your bust.

Waist: Most clothing brands use the measurement of the “natural waist’ for their size guides. To measure the natural waist, you can find the smallest part of the waist, usually 1 inch (ca, 2.5cm) above your belly button. Keep the tape slightly loose to allow for breathing space.

Hips: Measure the widest part of your hips. If you can’t figure out where your hips hit, it is usually 7 inches (ca, 18cm) below your natural waist. The tape should brush across both hipbones. This might be challenging, so it is recommended that you have a friend assist you with this or that you do it in front of a mirror.

Height: It is advisable that you have someone assist you when you want to measure your height. Stand straight with your feet together. Measure in bare feet. Begin at the top of your head and pull the tape straight down to the floor.

Hollow to Floor: measure from the hollow space within the collarbones and pull the tape straight down to the floor (to the dress hem). Measure in bare feet.

3.Referring to the Size Chart

Most online clothing retailers have put the size chart on their site, it is very handy when you buy dresses online which you can’t try it on. The size chart will help you to get a balance between your actual size and standard size. Each clothing retailer has their own size chart, before you add the dress you like to the shopping bag, please ensure that you have referred to the size chart of the one who you will buy the dress from. Please don’t fall into believing that you wear an 8 in one brand automatically mean that you wear an 8 in every other brand. dedicates a special page for our size chart. You can check it at:

Concluding remarks

Getting  your measurements correctly can ensure that you will know the perfect size to get for your clothes. It will save you a ton of cash when you are shopping online for clothes. It will also save you the frustration of getting the wrong size, and you can know when to make alterations to your clothes.


Couples generally look for ways to tell their story and personalise their ceremonies, adding meaning and character to the day. Below are five ways you might want to consider when adding unique elements to your day.

The Wine Box
Before your big day, gather a wooden box, a bottle of wine (or the alcohol of your choice), and two glasses. Write love notes to each other, explaining your feelings as you prepare to start your new life together. Seal your letter without letting your betrothed read what you’ve written.

Then, during the ceremony, place the love notes inside the wooden box with the wine and glasses. Take turns hammering the box shut, one nail at a time, until the box is sealed.

Agree to keep the box sealed until a special anniversary, or at least until you hit a rough patch … then, break open the box, pour the wine, read the letters, and remember what it’s all about!

Ring Warming
This is simply an opportunity for your guests to offer their love and well wishes to your marriage. Very early in the proceedings, the rings will be passed around and each guest will hold the rings and offer their silent wishes. In essence, the rings are warmed by the loving energy and support of your family and friends that you then wear for a lifetime.

Tying the Knot
If you’re a keen boatie, or love to spend time on the water, this nautical symbolism is a great way to represent what you know and love. The knot is called the “true lovers’ knot” which is the strongest there is; it will not break, and will only become stronger when under pressure. The rope itself will likely break before the knot comes undone.
Your celebrant should present the rope during the ceremony, before the vows are said, and the couple would tie their nautical knot together.

The finished knot symbolises your future, and how your love and marriage will continue to be strong despite any trials life may throw your way. This knot could be framed and placed on the wall at home as a reminder of the strength of your love and commitment in marriage.
If you often set aside time at the end of your day to enjoy a cold beer, then it might be appropriate then to clink bottles at the end of the ceremony and share your first beersies together.
Similarly, you might be wine connoisseurs, in which case you might like to open a bottle of your favorite wine to toast each other with.
If you’re a couple known for your celebrations, perhaps you’ll want shake up a magnum of champagne at the end of the ceremony and pop it in celebration.
Another idea is to include the whole audience in offering a toast. You would toast each other has husband and wife, the audience would turn to the person next to them clink glasses and say cheers and then all raise their glasses in a toast to the happy couple.
Candle Lighting
There are many ways you can shine the light of love on your ceremony.
It might be appropriate to recognise loved ones who couldn’t be there, lighting a candle of remembrance acknowledging those who are dearly missed but not forgotten on your day of celebration. I utilise an enclosed lantern for this purpose, so that the candle can be lit outside or inside.
Candles can also be used to represent the unity that marriage brings, and are a great way of incorporating family into ceremony and honouring them. Mums could come forward and light taper candles, one representing each family. Then the couple would take each lit candle and together light the Unity candle, symbolising their love and commitment to walk together on the same path in marriage; two families and two separate earlier paths becoming one.
There are some wonderful ways you can create and craft your ceremony with meaning. Look for ways that reflect your relationship and who you are as a couple in your ceremony.