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How To Figure Clothing Size For Women

Published at 04/02/2012 21:32:18


When you are trying to figure your women clothing size, it can be hard coming up with the right sizes because most women measure very differently than the women's sizes allow for. This can be aggravating when you are trying to find one size of top with one size of bottoms and it can just be a pain. If you know your measurements, you can get a good idea of the perfect women clothing size for you. This will help you to avoid buying clothing that is either too big or too little. Your clothes will fit you perfectly and you won't have any issues.

Step 1

The first step to getting your proper measurements for women size clothing is to hire a tailor to properly measure your body. This is the most exact way to get your measurements and know your correct size. A tailor can measure you from head to toe in the professional way. They can lead you to the correct size and help you to make the best choices in your correct size. If you are a hard to fit size, they can also tailor clothing for you so that it fits you like a glove and brings out the best aspects of your figure.

Step 2

If you can't afford a tailor, you can get the help of a trusted friend. You will need a good measuring tape with both feet, inches, and centimeter measurement markings. This will ensure that you get the best measurement and that it is correct. To measure correctly, you should be in the nude. With a friend, this might be uncomfortable for you, so it is advisable to wear snug fitting bra and panties so that you don't have any added bulk that gets measured in from the fabric. This is truly important so that you can get a very accurate measurement.

Step 3

You will need to start at your neck and work your way down to each part. Measure your neck a the fullest part. Record this measurement. Then, you will move to the arms and measure both the circumfrence and the arm length. Make sure that you record each measurement as you go to prevent confusion. You will then need to measure across your chest and then at the fullest part of your bust. This way you will know your proper chest size,which is one of the most important measurements for the women size clothing.

Step 4

You will next need to measure your waist. If you are having trouble finding your waist, you can bend slightly to the side and this will show you where your natural waist is. Make sure that you record this measurement and then move to your hips. Measure your hips at the fullest part, where you naturally rest your hands. Record this measurement as well. The last measurements will be of your thighs, calves, and leg length. These are important measurements for skirts, shorts, and pants. After you have compiled all of your measurements, it is time to consult a good women clothing size measurement chart so that you will know your proper size.

Step 5

When using the chart, you will need to refer to your measurements to get a good idea of the correct women size clothing that you will need. This will help you to make sure that you are buying the correct size. You will still need to try on each garment because manufacturers all size slightly differently. You may need to go up or down in a size, depending on the manufacturer, the material, and the way it is made. This will help you to make the best choices in your women size clothing.


  • Get measured by a tailor.
  • Get help to measure yourself.
  • Refer to a size chart.

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