|| Where to Start ||
First, it’s best to remove any bulky clothing and to be wearing the undergarments that you would typically wear underneath the item you are fitting for. This is especially important for bras as the type of bra you wear can change your bust measurement.
|| The Tools ||
Grab yourself a flexible measuring tape, pen, and paper. A full length mirror will also be useful to make sure you are measuring in the right spot and to check that the tape does not get twisted. It can also be helpful to grab a partner to help you take those trickier to reach measurements.
Bust: The measurement around your body at the fullest part of your bust. Relax your arms at your side when recording as this will give you the most accurate result. Make sure to hold the tape firmly enough that it does not dip down at your back.
Waist: The measurement around your body that is typically at the smallest part of your torso. To double check where your waist is, bend to one side and the crease that forms is your natural waistline.
Hips: The hip measurement is not taken around the top of your hip bone, but taken around your body at the fullest point of your hips/bottom.
Height: Make sure to measure while in bare feet or flat shoes.
Girth: To measure girth, place a tape measure at the top of your shoulder, then down through the crotch and back to the same shoulder.
Inseam: The inseam measurement is taken by measuring the distance between the top inside of your thigh and the bottom of your ankle.
Inseam: The inseam measurement is taken from the distance between the top inside of your thigh and the bottom of your ankle.
Front Rise: Measure from the centre front of your natural waist to your crotch.
Back Rise: Measure from the centre front of your natural waist and under your crotch to the centre back of your natural waist. Subtract your front rise from the measurement you have just taken and that will give you your back rise calculation.
Across Back Shoulder: Measure from the bone at the top of the shoulder, across the back of neck, to the bone at the top of the opposite shoulder.
Sleeve Length: With arm relaxed at your side and slightly bent, measure from top of shoulder down to your wrist.
Remember that these measurements are just numbers, and should never be associated with your self-worth. Instead use these numbers as a tool to get a perfectly fitting garment that makes you feel incredible and empowered. We want nothing less for our customers, than for them to feel remarkable in their garments that they can love and live in for years!