Sizing and cut varies a LOT from brand to brand so please use this chart as a guide for what size to order, based on your actual body measurements. It's a bit more work to get out the measuring tape and figure out your body measurements, but it's the best way to get a good fit when shopping online.
A HANDY TIP FROM US TO YOU: If you don't own a measuring tape but have a ruler and a piece of string, just use the string to wrap around the various parts of your body and measure its length with the ruler
If you have a specific sizing question (between sizes? never measured yourself before?) or would like more information, please contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
|Bust||30-32 inches||32-34 inches||34-36 inches||36-38 inches|
|Ribcage||26-28 inches||27-29 inches||28-30 inches||30-32 inches|
|Waist||22-24 inches||24-26 inches||27-30 inches||31-34 inches|
|Hip||32-34 inches||34-36 inches||37-39 inches||40-43 inches|
|Thigh||17-19 inches||19-21 inches||21-23 inches||23-25 inches|
The actual measurement around the fullest part of the bust, NOT your bra size, they're different! For bust size measure around your chest at the fullest point NOT wearing a padded bra. Make sure to go under your arms.
1" below the bust, basically where the band of your bra goes
Measure around the smallest part of your waist with one finger between your body and the measuring tape.
It helps to do this one in front of the mirror. Measure around the widest point of your hips (front view) and be sure to include your booty. Stand with your feet and legs together, and try to keep the measuring tape level to the ground while it circles your body.
Measure around the fullest part, usually around 4" below the crotch
Stand with your heels together, keeping tape straight and perpendicular to the floor. Measure from the high point of your shoulders down the length of your back. This is pretty hard to do alone, so either enlist the help of a friend, or take the quick route and lay a dress that you already own on a flat surface and measure it to get an idea of the length in comparison.INSEAM
This is a hard one to measure on your own body, so a quick trick is to measure a pair of pants that you already own to get a comparative idea. Measure from the crotch seam to the opening at the bottom of the pant leg along the seam that runs on the inside of your leg. Stretch pants should be ordered slightly longer than non-stretch pants, since fabrics that stretch sideways (around the body) lose length as they are being stretched.
Clothing can always be shortened or taken in, but it's almost impossible to lengthen or expand them!