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How to take your measurements

Take your measurements

To find your correct size, measure under clothes, or wear something fitted. Use a cloth tape measure and keep your thumb between your body and the tape.

Bust

Measure under your armpits, and over the fullest part of your bust. Make sure to wear a bra.

Waist

Measure around your natural waistline. This is the narrow part of your waist, approximately an inch above your navel.

Hip

The hip should be measured around its fullest part (about 8 inch. below your waist).

Use this handy calculator to find your numbered dress size. Just put in your bust, waist and hips measurements and click the "calculate" button. Voila, mystery solved! It can even find UK and EU size conversions.

Inseam

This is the measurement from your ankle to your groin. This can also be measured on a pair of pants with the proper length.

Sleeve Length

Measure from shoulder tip down side of arm to preferred length of sleeves (with arm held straight). The shoulder tip is on top of the shoulder just near the arm.

Shoulder width

Measure across upper back from end of one shoulder bone (top of arm) to the other shoulder bone (top of arm). Stand keeping your usual posture and shoulder position.

Foot size

Take off shoes, determine largest foot, then step on a piece of paper. Trace the outline of your foot, step off, and measure the length between the tip of the longest toe and the back of the heel. Measure width at widest point. For boots, measure calf circumference at widest point.

Find your numbered size using this easy chart.


How we measure

Bust is measured with garment lying flat, from underarm to underarm, then doubled. Waist and hips (which are approximately 8" below hips) are measured flat then doubled as well. Sleeve length is measured from shoulder seam to end of sleeve. Shoes are measured from the inside with cloth tape from toe to heel, and from the outside on the widest part of the sole.

We will provide all necessary measurements on our listings, so make sure to double check before purchasing. Sometimes garments will be pinned or clipped if it does not fit the mannequin/model, so always go by the measurements listed. Listings should indicate any pinning. Happy shopping!!

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