Surprisingly, the answer to this question is fairly simple. In fact, in an attempt to give you all of the information you need right away, using as little words as possible, above is a photo for you!
However, if you'd like more details, then stay right here. We are here for you every step of the way when it comes to measuring for your gorgeous wedding garter. (keep reading!)
1. Step One: Get Your Hands On a Flexible Tape Measurer
The best way to measure for your garter is to use one of these pretty little tape measurers that you see above. If you don't have one that looks like this, then no problem. I have a solution for you! If you don't have a tape measure, use a piece of string and then put the string against a ruler to get the desired length. Do not pull the string or the tape measure tight. You want it to be form fitting and pulled securely around your leg.
Step 2: Measure Your Thigh Roughly Six To Seven Inches From The Top Of Your Knee-Cap
Ok, so truth-be-told, where you measure for your garter depends upon the style of your gown, however I'd say that 90% of the time, the middle of your thigh is where you will want to measure for your garter. There are a few places online that recommend just above the knee, but I have found that this is way too low for a garter to properly "grab" your leg and stay up as you take, say, more than seven to eight steps. That being said, we highly recommend the middle of your thigh for the best fit, the most comfortable wear, and the prettiest pictures. The only time there is an exception to this rule is if you have a super form fitting gown (like a mermaid or a trumpet) that hugs super close to your thighs before it lets out just above your knee. If this is the case, then measure just above your knee. That way, your garter won't be seen as a tiny ripple at mid-thigh. Not sure if your gown is straight-forward when it comes to where to measure? No problem. Simply email us at email@example.com with a photo of your dress and we will gladly help you to figure out where to measure!
Step 3: Leave Us Your Leg Measurement At Check Out
Now that you have your measurement, we have terrific news! As you go through check out, you will notice that there is a special box that asks you for your unique measurement just before you enter your payment information! Simply round up or down to the nearest whole inch and pop your leg measurement right there into that box! This will allow us to custom make your garter/garters to fit your leg perfectly!
I know I mentioned this before, but if you have any questions at all regarding how to measure, or if you just want someone to hold your hand through the process, then please don't hesitate to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are here for you!
(And now a quick word about losing weight: if you are a bride who is sweating for the wedding, then we recommend ordering your garter exactly two months before your wedding date. But honestly-- please don't wait too much longer than that. The elastic that we use along the back side of our designs will "shrink in" to accommodate for moderate weight loss (think of your favorite loung-around-the-house pants with the comfy elasticized waist band!) so the chances that your garter will still fit perfectly come your wedding day are pretty much 100%. However, if for any reason your garter is too loose come the weeks before your big day, then get in touch with us about resizing it!
Side note: to shop our collection of designer wedding garters, which we make completely custom for you based upon your leg measurement, then click here. Just don't be mad at us if you get lost in all of the beauty and the product descriptions. It's like a whole thing.