S I Z I N G   &   C U S T O M I Z I N G

S I Z E   G U I D E

M E A S U R E M E N T S

  • BUST
  • WAIST
  • UPPER HIP
  • LOWER HIP
  • TOTAL BODICE
  • SKIRT LENGTH

BUST (cm) - Measure around the fullest part of the bust. Keep the tape measure horizontal across the back

see instructions at 0:30. 

WAIST (cm) - The waist is usually the smallest region of the midsection. To determine it's location, tie a piece of string or ribbon around the waist. Use the ribbon as a guide to take a firm measurement. See instructions at  1:00.

UPPER HIP (cm) - The upper hip is located 10cm below the waist. It is important to determine the exact position of the upper hip. Take a horizontal measurement at this location. Keeping the tape measure parallel to the waist ribbon. see instructions at 1:40.

LOWER HIP (cm) - The Low hip is located 20cm below the waist. Please note that this is the measurement that should be used to match our size guide.  It is important to determine the exact position of the lower hip. It is generally the fullest part of your hips. Take a horizontal measurement at this location. Keeping the tape measure parallel to the waist ribbon. see instructions at 2:10.

TOTAL BODICE (cm) - Standing straight with good posture, measure from the waist at the front, up over the middle-fullest part of the bust, and shoulder, and down to the waist at the back. see instructions at 2:30.

This measurement helps us determine the length of your body. We use this measurement to help us understand your body type, strap, and bodice length. 

It is also needed to alter the length of your dress (see customisation). 

See instructions at 3:00


This measurement is required for us to determine the hem length of your dress. 


(A) WAIST TO FLOOR (flat foot) (cm): Standing tall with NO heels on, measure from the established waistline, down to the floor at the side of the body. 


use this measurement (a) + heel height = total skirt length


(B) WAIST TO FLOOR (with heels on) (cm): Standing tall WITH heels on, measure from the established waistline, down to the floor at the side of the body. 

C U S T O M I Z A T I O N


At Studio Minc we pride ourselves in the exquisite cuts and shapes of our dresses,especially our signature fitted gowns. We believe that the perfect dress isn't reallyperfect unless the fit is just right and sometimes a slight adjustment is necessary,but don't worry because we have you covered.The most required alterations at Studio Minc are a simple hem alteration, the addition ofsewn in bra cups, or tightening of the straps. These types of alterations can be done atany seamstress or alterations service in your area. But even better, we can have themdone by our manufacturing team before the dress arrives at your door!

B U S T   C U P S


Another popular service we offer is the addition of bra cups. Bra cups are a great no fuss bra solution. We offer padded or non - padded cups and sew in the size whichbest matches the size of the dress ordered.We can add either padded or non- padded cups to your purchase for $35.00 AUD

- Padded Bra Cups: The optimum choice if added volume and extra cleavage is the desired look.
- Non - Padded Bra Cups: A good choice for those with a larger bust that want a little extra support, or shaping. Bra cups are ideal in backless dresses where a strapless bra cannot be worn.

NOTE: Bra cups are sewn in using the 'floating method'. This method uses minimal stitching with allows the fabric and bust shaping to stretch and mould over the bust when worn         
 H E M   A L T E R A T I O N

Adjusting the hem is a very common alteration that may be required when purchasing a floor length gown, specifically if you want the dress perfect for YOUR height. The hem of our formal gowns should preferably skim the floor, or sit a few centimetres on the ground.We can adjust the length of your gown with 2 simple measurements, and your gown will be ready to wear when it arrives at your home.Our hem alteration costs $40.00 AUD. You can add this service along with the measurements we require before adding your dress to the cart.

R E Q U I R E M E N T S


We require two simple measurements to adjust the length of your dress. 

The combination of these measurements allows us to get a picture of your height and body type, and determine how the dress fits. 


1)  Waist to Floor Measurement, when wearing your heels of choice. This measurement should be taken at the side of the body (as shown in video above)   


2) Total Bodice Measurement: Taken from the waist at front, up over the bust and shoulder, to the waist at back (as shown in video above)