According to data, 30% of online shoppers bought their clothes before the global pandemic. Online shopping is becoming more popular due to the ease of shopping from your home, saving time and competitive pricing.
This is how we shop online. Online shopping has its downsides. For example, ethical clothing is usually the same size for everyone. How do I choose the right size? There was a time when a Medium size in one shop was the same as a Medium in another. Now, you’ll find that your closet contains items of all sizes.
It’s important to know how to measure your body and how to measure clothes. We are here to help you!
How to Measure Your Body: The General Rules of Thumb
- For maximum accuracy, use a measuring tape (flexible tape if possible).
- You must ensure that the tape is not too tight or too loose.
- Do not measure on clothes, but only on the skin.
How to Measure for Women’s Clothing
The most important measurements to take when measuring yourself for a piece or clothing for women are:
- Hip circumference
- Pants inseam length
How to measure your bustThe measuring tape should be placed at the bust’s fullest point. Wrap it around your arms and shoulders, bringing the tape back under your armpits. The tape should be snug, but not too tight.
TIP:To get the best measurements, wear a bra that is not padded.
How to measure your waistThe tape measure should be wrapped around your natural waistline. It is approximately 2 inches (5 cm) higher than your belly button. You can check by bending to one side. The crease you see is your natural waistline.
TIP:Avoid sucking in your stomach, as this can lead to inaccurate results.
How to measure your hipsStanding straight, place your feet together. Measure the length of your buttocks and hips to about 8 inches (20cm) below your waist. To ensure that the tape is level, you can use a mirror. To measure your thighs, locate the largest part of your thigh. Wrap the tape around the tape measuring from side seams to side seams.
How to measure the inseamThis measurement is only applicable to pants (jeans/trousers, shorts). Inseam refers to the distance between the top of your thigh and the bottom of your ankle. You can also measure the distance between your crotch and the hem of your favorite, most-fitting pair or pants. To get the best results, you can cheat by measuring the distance from the crotch to the hem of the favorite pair of pants you already own.
How to measure your waist for a dress?
It can be confusing to measure your body for dresses, especially if you are measuring your waist. It is best to measure at the narrowest point of your waist for the best results. You can wrap the measuring tape around your waist to locate it.
You can find your smallest waist measurement by simply doubling this number. To get your full waist measurement, double that number.
How to Measure Men’s Clothing
The most important measurements to take when measuring yourself for men’s clothing are:
- Waist Hip circumference
- Size of neck
- Arm’s length
- Potential shoulder width
How to measure your chest sizePlace the measuring tape under your armpits, around your chest and shoulders. You can relax your arms if you have someone helping you. This will allow you to keep your chest natural.
How to measure the neckMeasure your neck by placing the tape where your neck meets your shoulders. This should be right below your Adam’s Apple. Relax and gaze forward. To ensure that the collar isn’t too tight, place one finger between the tape (and your body) and look forward.
How to measure your waistFind your natural waistline by looking towards one side. Next, wrap the measuring tape around your waist. Make sure it fits evenly around your waist. When measuring, place one finger between the tape’s edge and your body.
How to measure your hips and inseam.The measurements for men’s shorts or pants are the same for both women and men. Wrap the tape around your hips, buttocks and hips. Run the tape from your groin down to your lower leg for the inseam.
How to measure shouldersYou can either go with a partner to do this, or you can simply take your favorite shirt and measure it. Measure from the back and not the front. Measure one end of tape at the intersection of the horizontal and vertical parts of your arm. Next, run the tape along your back to mimic the natural curves of your shoulders.
How to measure the length of your sleeves:You might ask a friend for help. Measurements should be taken starting at the back. Place one end of tape in the middle of your neck, and run it down your arm to the meaty portion of your palm. The thenar. This will allow you to move freely when you bend your arms.
How do they relate?
Look for the size chart beside each item you are looking at when shopping online for clothes. Most likely, the chart will have measurements for your waist, hips and bust. It’s simple to determine the size you should choose once you have taken your body measurements.
Notice:Different brands have different sizes charts. It is important that you check these every time you order online.
These tips can help you avoid making poor purchases and ensure that you get the right fitting linen clothing online.