Concert Dress Measurement Chart

Instructions on what to consider and how/what to measure for concert dresses and non-stretch, woven show choir dresses.

  • Measure snugly, but not too tight.
  • Have one person do ALL of the measuring and one person do ALL of the recording of the measurements.  
  • Measure over regular street clothes, preferably tighter fitting, not baggy.
  • You are responsible for picking your sizes based on your measurements. When a person’s measurements do not fit exactly into a particular size, the bust measurement is the most important and the waist measurement is the second most important. We cut our concert dresses at a slight “empire” (raised waistline) to accommodate as many as possible, torso lengths. Since the dresses are cut with a full “sweep” skirt, the hip measurement isn’t very important. The most important measurement for determining the length option in the sizing – is the DRESS LENGTH.
  • How to take these measurements:
    • Bust – around the fullest part of the bustline
    • Waist – around the natural waistline
    • Hip – around the fullest part of the hips, approximately 9” down from the natural waistline
    • Arm length – from the top of the set-in sleeve to the wristbone
    • Dress length – from the bone in the back of the neck to the waist, and on to the finished hem length of the skirt. Suggest all in stocking feet, and measure to the floor
  • If you have questions on how to properly measure – refer to our Women's Measuring Chart.
  • Your group can save money by hemming your own sleeves and skirt hems.
  • All our concert dresses come with 2” hems on the long sleeves and skirts, for adjustment.