Ever bought a stunning outfit only to find out later that you don’t fit into it? Just want to know your body measurement for your next fashion shopping online?
FabWoman has got you covered, just go through our guidelines to choose your perfect size as we offer the rules to follow to get the correct size of casual and formal clothing. When purchasing clothes online, the key is to determine your correct size by taking your accurate body measurement to avoid unpleasant surprises.
A good fit is looking stunning but also comfortable. Dresses, tops, jackets and blouse size are determined by chest (bust) measurement while waist measurement determine your skirt and trouser size.
If your measurement falls between two sizes, then choose smaller size if you are small boned or needs a closer fit. If you are large boned or prefer a looser fit, then get the larger size.
To get a perfect fit, when measuring, hold tape snug but not tight around the body and follow our step-by-step guide:
Taking women measurements when buying clothes
How to Measure Neck
Gently place a finger on the front of your neck and swallow to feel a lump after you swallow and measure your neck round from just below that point.
How to Measure Chest (Bust)
Stand with your feet together. Hold tape not too tight across the fullest part of yourchest, under arm, straight across the back and measure.
How to get the perfect Waistline
When measuring your waist, don’t tuck in your stomach and stand erect in a natural position. Position the measuring tape starting from your belly button around your waistline firmly but not too tight and read the point on the tape measure that meets the end. Leave one finger under the tape to get your perfect size and also to be comfortable when you wear the skirt and dress.
Measuring your Hips
Stand with your feet close together. Look out for the widest part of your hip or buttocks, whichever spot above your thigh is the largest. Wrap the tape around the widest area but it should not be too tight or loose to get your perfect size and you can take a second measurement, to ensure accuracy.
The Perfect Inseam Measurement
Take your favorite trouser that fits you perfectly, smooth the crease on front back and lay the trouser flat back. Measure along the inside leg from crotch to the bottom hem of the trouser to get your size.
How to Measure Sleeve Length
Relax your arm at your sides and slightly bend to measure from center back neck over shoulder point, down the outside of the arm to the wrist.
Brand sizes are designed to fit to the following body measurements: Some brands may vary from these measurements but you can still use them as a guide
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