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
With arms relaxed down
at sides, measure chest just under arms, across shoulder blades keeping tape
parallel to the floor.
Measure from highest point of shoulder
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
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.)
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
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.