Women’s Clothing Size Guide: How to Measure Dress Size
How to Measure Women‘s Correct Dress Size | Clothing Size
Clothing sizes vary across stores. To buy clothes online. you should know what size to buy. The key to determining the correct clothing size is accurate body measurements. Before placing an order for a dress, have a friend or a family member take body measurements for you. To take your own measurements, stand in front of a full-length mirror. Having accurate body measurements will ensure your comfort, satisfaction and avoid any unpleasant surprises when the clothing arrives.
To ensure a comfortable fit, when measuring, hold tape snug (not tight) around the body.
Stand with your feet together. Hold tape lightly and measure across fullest part of the chest, under arm and straight across the back.
How to Measure Waist
Stand with your stomach in natural position; do not tuck in your stomach. Position the tape around the natural waist line (directly over the ribbon). Measure firm but not tight around the natural waistline and leave one finger under the tape so you can breathe in your dress.
How to Measure Hips
Stand with your feet close together. Measure around the widest part of the hip line, at the top of the legs, around 7-9 inches below your natural waistline. (Ribbon mark)
How to Measure Inseam
Measure along the inside leg from crotch to the bottom hem of the Pants or Trousers. For example take your favorite pants that fit well. Smooth the crease on front back. Lay the pants flat measure from the crotch to the hem of the leg.
How to Measure Sleeve Length
With arm relaxed at your sides and slightly bent, measure from Center back neck, over shoulder point, down the outside of the arm to the wrist.
Once measurements are taken how to determine the correct clothing size? A good fit is not only looking great but feeling comfortable. The key to determine the the right fit or dress size is comparing your body measurements with the measurements from the size chart.
Determining Dresses, Tops, and Jackets Size
Determining Skirts and Slacks Size
Your Measurements are between Two Sizes
If your measruements fall between two sizes:
This is a general US woman's clothing size chart. There may be differences from store to store. The measurements in the size chart are in inches.
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