What’s My Size?October 25, 2020
Don’t know your size and you have no idea about tailoring at all? No problem. Follow these few steps and know you size in a few minutes. Let’s go!
Measure your bust. How? Make the measuring tape go under your arms, round your body. Snug, but not too tight. If you do it too tight (if your bust is popping out over the tape) then you’ll get the wrong measurements.
Measure your waist. Bend to one side (doesn’t matter which) and find your waist’s natural crease. At the crease, measure around your waist, making sure that the measuring tape is a bit loose. Snug, but not too tight also.
You can also find your natural waist by measuring 2 inches up from your belly button. It’s usually the smallest part of your waistline.
Measure your hips. Stand with your feet together. Measure around the fullest part of your hips and rear. This is usually midway between your crotch and your belly button. Again you’ll want to keep the measuring tape somewhat loose, snug but not too tight.
Bust, waist, hips sizes gotten. Now, look at a size chart. Keep in mind that size charts tend to be different for different places and that your measurements might not fit exactly into any category. However, you can use this size chart as a basic guide. You may not get your exact measurements but something close.
Now, some dresses don’t follow the regular 6, 8, 10, etc sizing. Instead they use letters like XS, S, M, etc. Fortunately these letter sizes tend to correspond to specific numerical sizes and you can figure your size out based on that.
In American Sizes; Size 2 is XS, Size 4 is S, Size 6 is M, Size 8 is L, Size 10 is XL, Size 12 is XXL..