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Size & Measure

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. Accurate body measurements will ensure your comfort, satisfaction and avoid any unpleasant surprises when the clothing arrives.

Measure over a bodysuit or underwear. Tie a ribbon or string around the natural waistline (the most narrowest part of your body). The ribbon will be an easy reference point. Use a Cloth Measuring Tape to get accurate measurements. Take your measurements in inches. If you do not have a cloth measuring tape you can use a piece of string that is long enough to go around the widest part of your body you will be measuring, plus few more inches to hold it comfortably. When measuring with the string mark the string and measure it with a ruler. Record all your measurements.

How to Measure for a Men's Suit

Measure yourself for the suit jacket. You'll need to know the width of the widest part of your torso, which is just under your arms and across the chest. Don't hold your breath while measuring, or you could end up with a tighter suit jacket than you intended. However, don't measure too loosely, either. This measurement is important to determine your suit size.

Determine your height in feet and inches. The chest measurement plus the height will determine whether the suit will be a short, medium, or long. For example, men under 5'7 with a chest measurement of 36 inches to 46 inches should purchase a short suit, while men between 5'7 and 5'11 with a chest measurement of 36 inches to 54 inches should try a regular suit. Men who are 6 feet tall or taller will need to purchase a long suit

Measure your waist for your pant size. The pants will normally rest around the belly button, so start measuring around your torso at the height of the belly button. Stick a couple fingers between the measuring tape and your body so that the fit won't be so tight. When you sit down, you'll need that breathing room..

Measure your waist for your pant size. The pants will normally rest around the belly button, so start measuring around your torso at the height of the belly button. Stick a couple fingers between the measuring tape and your body so that the fit won't be so tight. When you sit down, you'll need that breathing room.

Measure your seat. Make sure that the measuring tape includes the widest part of the buttocks. Don't hold the tape too tightly or too loosely -- just enough that you can fit two fingers between the tape.

Calculate your sleeve length. Start from the shoulder seam and measure to about two inches below the wrist. Most suit jackets are fitted using the standard formula of chest width and height, but in case you have different proportions, this measurement could be useful.