Measuring Guide - Fullilove Designs


All of our garments are bespoke and made to order, they include an optional & completely free 'Made to Measure' Service or can be ordered in standard sizes - ensuring a perfect fit for all shapes and sizes! Measuring yourself can sometimes be a little daunting at first, but don't worry, simply follow the guide below and remember if you're unsure just let us know and we will get back to you

It is possible to take these measurements alone but if possible find a friend and a tape measure (not the retractable DIY kind!) Then please measure and provide the following -

For 'Wiggle' dresses -

Bust - Widest point (wearing your favourite bra)
Waist - Narrowest Point (this is usually 2-3 inches above the belly button)
Hips - Widest point (this is standing naturally around the hip bones / just above bottom)
Thighs - Widest point (around widest point of lower body for most this is around the bottom and upper thighs standing naturally)
Length - Measure from narrowest point of the waist to desired hem line. (The standard length unless stated other wise is 26 inches which falls to just below the knee on average 5'6 heights.)

For 'Swing' dresses -

Bust - Widest point (wearing your favourite bra)
Waist - Narrowest Point (this is usually 2-3 inches above the belly button)
Length - Measure from narrowest point of the waist to desired hem line. (The standard length unless stated other wise is 26 inches which falls to just below the knee on average 5'6 heights.) 

For Dresses, Tops & Boleros with sleeves -

We offer a choice of sleeve options such as - adjustable halter neck, wide shoulder straps, adjustable bow or shoulder straps as standard which require no measurements. If you would prefer cap or elbow length sleeves please measure around the widest point of your upper arm.

For Tops - 

Bust - Widest point (wearing your favourite bra)
Waist - Narrowest Point (this is usually 2-3 inches above the belly button)

For Circle Skirts -

Waist - Narrowest Point (this is usually 2-3 inches above the belly button)
Length - Measure from narrowest point of the waist to desired hem line. (The standard length unless stated other wise is 26 inches which falls to just below the knee on average 5'6 heights.) 

For Pencil Skirts -

Waist - Narrowest Point (this is usually 2-3 inches above the belly button)
Hips - Widest point (this is standing naturally around the hip bones / just above bum)
Thighs - Widest point (around widest point of lower body for most this is around the bum and upper thighs standing naturally)
Length - Measure from narrowest point of the waist to desired hem line. (The standard length unless stated other wise is 26 inches which falls to just below the knee on average 5'6 heights)

For Children Sizes -

Chest - widest point around chest (under arm pits)
Waist - taken at narrowest point just above belly button
Length - please measure from waist to desired hem length.

If you would prefer a standard UK size we will make your order to the following measurements - 

 UK BUST WAIST HIPS
6 31" 24" 34"
8 32" 25" 35"
10 34" 27" 37"
12 36" 29" 39"
14 38" 31" 41"
16 40" 33" 43"
18 42" 35" 44"
20 44" 37" 46"
22 47" 40" 48"
24 49" 42" 50"
26 51" 44" 52"