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Taking accurate measurements for a bridal wedding dress is crucial to ensure a perfect fit on your special day. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to take these measurements:

**What You'll Need:**
- A flexible measuring tape (in inches or centimeters)
- A mirror (helpful but not mandatory)
- A notepad and pen to record measurements


1. **Wear Proper Undergarments:**
   - Wear the same undergarments and shoes you plan to wear on your wedding day. This ensures that the measurements are as accurate as possible.

2. **Enlist a Helper (Optional):**
   - Although it's possible to take measurements by yourself, having a friend or family member assist can make the process easier and more accurate.

3. **Bust Measurement:**
   - Stand up straight with your arms relaxed at your sides.
   - Wrap the measuring tape around the fullest part of your bust. Ensure that it's level all the way around your body. The tape should be snug but not tight.
   - Record this measurement.

4. **Underbust (Ribcage) Measurement:**
   - Measure around your ribcage, just below your bust, where the bra band sits.
   - Again, ensure the tape is level and snug but not too tight.
   - Record this measurement.

5. **Waist Measurement:**
   - Find your natural waistline, which is typically the narrowest part of your torso. To locate it, bend to one side; the crease that forms is your natural waist.
   - Wrap the measuring tape around your natural waistline. Make sure it's snug but comfortable.
   - Record this measurement.

6. **Hip Measurement:**
   - Stand with your feet together.
   - Measure around the fullest part of your hips and buttocks, usually about 7-9 inches (18-23 cm) below your waist.
   - Ensure the tape is level and comfortable, not too tight.
   - Record this measurement.

7. **Length Measurements:**
   - Measure the length from your shoulder to the desired hemline for the dress. This measurement will vary depending on the dress style (e.g., floor-length, tea-length, etc.). Have someone help you with this measurement for accuracy.

8. **Armhole Measurement (for sleeve length, if applicable):**
   - Measure the circumference of your arm where you want the sleeve to end.
   - Keep your arm relaxed, and the tape snug but not tight.

9. **Shoulder Width (for sleeveless dresses):**
   - Measure across the back from the edge of one shoulder to the other. Ensure the tape is level and comfortable.

10. **Additional Measurements (as needed):**
    - Depending on the dress style, you may need additional measurements such as neck circumference, shoulder-to-waist, or shoulder-to-bust point measurements.

11. **Note Any Specifics:**
    - If you have any specific preferences or special requirements for your dress (e.g., a longer train, lower neckline, etc.), be sure to communicate these clearly with the dressmaker or bridal shop.

12. **Double-Check:**
    - Review your measurements to ensure accuracy. Taking your time and measuring twice can help avoid errors.

Once you have all your measurements, share them with the bridal shop or dressmaker who will be creating or altering your wedding dress. This will help ensure that your dress is tailored to fit you perfectly on your special day.

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