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How to Measure for the Right Size

With arms relaxed down at sides, measure around fullest part of bust, under arms keeping the tape parallel to the floor.

With arms relaxed down at sides, measure chest just under arms, across shoulder blades keeping tape parallel to the floor.

Dress Length
Measure from highest point of shoulder down.

With feet together, measure around the fullest part of the body at the top of the legs. Please note: hips are about 8" below natural waist. (Petite 7.5" below; Regular 8" below; Tall 8.5" below.)

Bend to one side—the natural crease that appears is your waist. Stand straight, measure around natural waistline, careful not to pull the tape too tight.

With arm relaxed at side and elbow slightly bent, measure from center back of neck, over point of shoulder, and down outside of arm past elbow to wrist. (Ask a friend to help you.)
  Measuring Tips

  For the best results, take your measurements over your undergarments (do not measure over shirts and trousers).

  If you fall between two sizes, order the next size larger or smaller based on the particular garment or the type of fit you prefer.

  Rise is the measurement from crotch to top of waistband.

 Ask a friend to help you out. It may be easier and more accurate.

 Since measuring tapes tend to slide easily and are difficult to keep level, try using a piece of string or yarn. Place your fingers at the start and end points, keeping the string level to the floor. Then, measure the distance between the two points.

  Make a note of your measurements so you don't forget them.

  Print the size charts so that you can refer to them while you're shopping.
If you have questions about a particular garment or type of fit,
don't hesitate to Ask for help.

You can also call our experts at 1-800-715-2195.

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