HOW TO MEASURE YOUR DRESS FOR SALE

1. SHOULDER WIDTH

Measure from neckline along shoulder seam to the seam where the sleeve is attached

Measuring Shoulder Width On Irish Dance Dresses
Measuring The Arm Length on Irish Dance Dresses

2. ARM LENGTH

Measure from seam at shoulder where sleeve is attached down to the end of the sleeve

3. UNDERARM TO UNDERARM: FRONT

Measure from the side body seam where it meets the armpit to the opposite side body seam where it meets the armpit, going across the chest

4. UNDERARM TO UNDERARM: BACK

Measure from the side body seam where it meets the armpit to the opposite side body seam where it meets the armpit, going across the back of the dress

Underarm To Underarm On The Back Of Irish Dance Dresses
Body Length Measurements On Irish Dance Dresses

5. BODY LENGTH: FRONT

Measure from the center of the neck opening down to the seam where the bodice is attached to the waist

6. BODY LENGTH: BACK

Measure from the top of the zipper down to the seam where the bodice is attached to the waist. Do not continue past the waist seam even if the zipper continues.

Back Body Length on Irish Dance Dresses
Full Length Measurements | Irish Dance Dress

7. FULL LENGTH: FRONT

Measure from the center of the neck straight down to the bottom of the skirt.

8. FULL LENGTH: BACK

Measure from the top of the zipper down to the bottom of the skirt.

Irish Dance Dress Skirt Length Measurement

9. SKIRT LENGTH: FRONT

Measure from the center of the waist seam down to the bottom of the skirt

10. SKIRT LENGTH: BACK

Measure from the center of the waist seam at the back (on the zipper if applicable) down to the bottom of the skirt

Dropped Waist Circumference Measurement | Irish Dance Dresses

11. DROPPED WAIST CIRCUMFERENCE

Measure along the seam where the bodice and skirt are attached the whole way around the dress. This measurement is easier taken with the dress on rather than off, if that is an option for you. Sometimes this measurement is easier done by using a piece of string to wrap around the waist seam and then measuring the string. If the waistline dips in the center use the hips as a guide for this measurement.

12. NATURAL WAIST CIRCUMFERENCE

Since most Irish Dance dresses have a dropped waist, finding the natural waist on a dress can be tricky, but is easier done if the dress is on a body.

Bust Circumference Measurements | Irish Dance Dresses

13. BUST CIRCUMFERENCE

Measure circumference of the bust at the fullest part.

14. SHOULDER TO SHOULDER ACROSS FRONT

Measure above the bust and below the neck and the widest point. Go from seam to seam where sleeves are attached

Shoulder To Shoulder Dress Measurements for Front Of Irish Dance Dress
Shoulder To Shoulder Measurements For Back Of Irish Dance Dress

15. SHOULDER TO SHOULDER ACROSS BACK

Measure across the back at broadest part, going from seam to seam where sleeves are attached.