Measuring Guide For Women

You can either choose a size from our size chart..or…you can have your Filipiniana dress or formal dress made according to your personal measurements.

To ensure accurate measurements we suggest having a professional seamstress measure you. If you do not get a professional seamstress to take your measurements you should follow this guide to ensure proper fit.

We will make your garment according to the measurements you provide. Any alterations, fittings, changes or adjustments, if necessary, can be easily be done by any of your local seamstresses or tailors. We are not responsible for a client’s fluctuation in weight.

Note: Please provide your actual measurements in inches.



Measure around the neck.

Neck Opening

Measure from center front neck to your desired neckline.

Shoulder (front)

Measure from shoulder tip to shoulder tip.

Shoulder (back)

Measure from one edge of the shoulder to the other, across back (taken at back).

Chest (front)

Measure from one mid-armhole to the other.

Chest (Back)

Across back, measure from one mid-armhole to the other.


Measure around the fullest part of your bust. keep the tape a little loose for comfort. Wear the bra you will wear with the gown for better fit.

Bust Distance

Measure from left to right bust points.


Measure around your waistline.

Hip 1

Measure around your hip, 3 inches below your waist.

Hip 2

Measure around 7 inches below your waist or around the fullest or widest part of hip.

Shoulder to Bust

Measure from shoulder to bust point.

Shoulder to Waist (front)

Measure from shoulder at neck to waist.

Shoulder to Waist (Back)

Measure from shoulder at neck to waist.

Center (Front)

Measure center front neck to waist.

Center (Back)

Measure from center back neck to waist.


Measure from shoulder tip around the armpit all the way to starting pont.


Measure around the arm, under the armpit.

Sleeve Length

Measure form shoulder tip to desired endpoint of sleeve.

Dress Length

Please measure midpoint of your shoulder, over the fullest part of your bust, to hem or desired end of dress (without shoes). For a full-length dress, measure from top of your shoulder to the floor without shoes.

Skirt Length

Measure from waist to hem or desired length.