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How to Determine Your Dress Size and buy online

How to Determine Your Dress Size

1.Measuring Your Dress Size

Measure your bust. You’ll need to measure the fullest part of your bust to get the proper measurement. Make sure that the measuring tape (a dress maker’s soft tape measure for preference) goes under your arms.

Keep the measuring tape 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 and your dress won’t fit properly.
















2. 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.

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.























3. Measure your hips.

Stand with your feet together. Measure around the fullest part of your hips and rear. This is typically midway between your crotch and your belly button. Again you’ll want to keep the measuring tape somewhat loose so that your dress size doesn’t end up being too small.

















4. Look at a size chart.

Keep in mind that size charts tend to be different for different stores and that even with your measurements and the size chart, you may be surprised by the wide array of sizes you will seem to fit into. However, you can use this size chart as a basic guide.

  • Always choose the larger size if your measurements come between two sizes, especially if you’re ordering online.
  • Avoid the dress size generators, as they tend to give you the wrong sizes. Dress size generators claim to be able to tell you your dress size in each store (since so many stores size their women’s clothing differently).
  • If you are looking at European sizes, you’ll want to check out this chart, which converts American sizes into European sizes.
  • If you’re shopping online store Size chart Asian Size and you need to convert Asian Size into European sizes or American sizes. Normally Asian M Size Is Similar To US XS, Asian L Size Is Similar To US S, Asian XL Size Is Similar To US M, Asian XXL Size Is Similar To US L, Asian XXXL Size Is Similar To US XL.

















5. Convert numbers to letters for sizing.

Some stores don’t use the typical 6, 8, 10, 12. Instead, they use letters like XS, S, M, etc. Fortunate, by 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. This is what it usually is, although sizes may still vary depending on the store.


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