shoe conversion chart
How to take Body Measurements
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Height: Stand with your feet slightly apart and your back against a wall. Have a helper measure from the floor to the tip top of your head.
Bust: Relax your arms at your sides, measure the fullest part of your bust, keeping the tape parallel to the floor.
High Bust: Again, relax your arms at your side and measure just above your breasts.
Waist: Measure loosely around your natural waist. Your natural waist will be between your belly button and your rib cage.
Hips: Measure the fullest part of your hips and back side, making sure to keep the tape level. Again, make sure to measure loosely.
Rise: Holding the tape at the center back of your natural waist. Run the tape between your legs, pulling comfortably at the crotch, and up to your natural waist in front.
Inseam: Measure from your crotch to the bottom of your ankle. You can also measure the inseam of your best fitting pant to get your inseam measurement.
Arm: Bend your elbow 90 degrees and place your hand on your hip. Hold the tape at the center back of your neck. Measure across your shoulder to your elbow, and down to your wrist. The total length in inches is your sleeve length.
- Have someone else take your body measurements. This will ensure the measurements are accurate.
- Wear next to nothing, or maybe just your underwear. This will give you true measurements.
- Use a flexible tape measure. And measure loosely, meaning do not pull the tape so tight that your clothing would be uncomfortable.
THIS IS GENERAL SIZING. A GOOD TIP IS TO CONSIDER THE FABRIC OF THE CLOTHING AND IF IT HAS STRETCH OR NOT, ESPECIALLY IF YOU ARE BETWEEN SIZES OR DON'T FALL UNDER STANDARD SIZING. WAIST STRETCH ALSO GIVES FLEXIBILITY IN THE SIZING OF GARMENTS, ESPECIALLY PANTS/BOTTOMS.