Fitting Guide

Everyone wants their dress to fit perfectly, but that can be hard when sizes vary from one designer to another. Fortunately, Dimitra Designs is here to help with a fitting guide that will teach you how to measure for a dress. Whether you’re shopping for yourself or for your favorite little pageant girl, our fitting guide can help you find the perfect fit to minimize the need for alterations.

How to Take Measurements for Adults

You’ve probably seen size guides alongside your favorite dresses, but do you know how to take measurements? It’s easier than it sounds, and Dimitra Designs is here to show you how. Taking measurements for adults is as easy as measuring the bust, the waist and the hips. Once you have those numbers, you can compare them to the designer’s size chart to find the closest fit possible.


For more information on how to take measurements for adults, including a tutorial you can follow along with, view our video below.

How to Take Measurements for Little Pageant Girls

Shopping for pageant girl dresses? Get the perfect fit every time by learning how to take measurements for little pageant girls. It’s similar to taking measurements for an adult, but with one key difference: instead of a hip measurement, you measure what’s called the hollow to hem. This measurement is always the full length from the hollow of the neck to the floor, regardless of how long the dress is. View our video below for a step-by-step look at how to measure for little girls’ pageant dresses.

Taking measurements is easy, and a few minutes is all you need to make sure the dress will fit. Take measurements yourself, recruit a friend to help or make an appointment to visit our Greenville, S.C., store, and one of our bridal consultants will be happy to take your measurements for you!