How to Measure for the Perfect Fit!
When it comes to finding the perfect-fitting clothes, there's nothing more frustrating than ordering something online, only to have it arrive and not fit quite right. But don't worry, in this post, we'll show you how to take your measurements so you can start shopping for clothes with confidence. With a few quick and easy steps, you can be sure to find the right size when shopping for clothes online. Here's what you need to do:
How to Measure Your Bust
To measure your bust, wrap the measuring tape around your back and bring it up to the fullest part of your chest. Make sure the measuring tape is level across your back and isn’t sagging in the front or pulling in the back. If you don’t have a flexible measuring tape, you can use a string and then measure the string with a ruler.
How to Measure Your Waist
Use a flexible measuring tape to determine your waist size. Stretch to one side to find the crease of your waist. Standing up straight and exhale, the number where the measuring tape overlaps itself is your waist size. If you are measuring for garments with a lot of negative ease like leggings or form-fitting dresses, you should measure your true waist size. Take your natural waist measurement for these garments and subtract 2-4 inches from that number to get your pattern size.
How to Measure Your Hips
Your hip measurement is taken by measuring around the fullest part of your hips. This is usually about 7-8 inches below your natural waistline. To get an accurate hip measurement, make sure to keep the measuring tape horizontal as you measure around your body.
How to Measure Your Inseam
Inseam is the measurement from your crotch seam to the bottom of your leg. To measure your inseam, take a pair of pants that fit you well and lay them flat. Measure from the crotch seam to the bottom of the leg on the inseam. The number of inches showing in inches is the inseam length.
Use a measuring tape if you don't have a pair of pants that fit you well. Place the tape at your crotch, which is typically about an inch above your thigh. Run the measuring tape straight down your leg to find out how long your inseam is.
How to Measure Your Sleeve Length
To find your sleeve length, measure from the base of your neck, over your shoulder, and down to your wrist. Start the tape at the top of your shoulder and pull it down to your wrist. The tape should go over the top of your elbow and not be restricted by clothing. If your measurements fall between sizes, you are better off ordering the larger size.
How to Measure Your Torso
When you measure your torso, start at the center back of your neck and measure down to the level of your waistline. For most women, this will be somewhere between 15 and 17 inches. If you are measuring for a shirt or dress, you will also need to measure around the fullest part of your chest. Make sure the tape measure is level all the way around and that you are not pulling it too tight.
How to Measure Your Dress Length
There are a few different ways to measure dress length, depending on the type of dress. For a shoulder-length dress, hold the measuring tape at the base of your neck, and measure down to where you want the dress to end. For a floor-length dress, measure from the top of your shoulder down to your feet. For a calf-length dress, measure from the top of your shoulder to just below your knee.
Next, consult a size chart. Every clothing brand is different, so it's important to consult a size chart or garment specifications before making your purchase. Most size charts can be found on the brand's website. At Sofia’s, we supply specific apparel sizing information to assist you with choosing your perfect size.
Once you have your measurements and you know what size you should be looking for, it's time to start shopping! When shopping for clothes online, it's important to keep in mind that not all brands size their clothing the same way. As a general rule, it's always best to err on the side of buying a size up. That way, if the clothing doesn't fit quite right, you can always exchange it or return it for a different size.
Finally, don't be afraid to ask for help. If you're ever unsure about what size to buy, you can always reach out to our customer service team for help. They'll be more than happy to walk you through the process and help you find the perfect fit.
Now that you know how to properly measure yourself for the perfect fit when buying clothes online, you can shop with confidence knowing that you'll find the right size every time.