The best way to order
from our website, is to first get your measurements.
It only takes a couple minutes, and saves so much time (and
money) for return shipping, exchanges, etc.
For dresses, shirts or jackets, first measure around the largest
part of your bust
(not your bra size, that is very different! You want to measure
the largest part of your chest - where your bust sticks out the
most). Then measure around your hips. For shirt, jacket or dress
length, we measure from the top of the shoulder down. For pant
length, we measure length from the center of the crotch seam
(where both of the pant legs meet at top of inner thigh) down.
And for a skirt length, we measure from the waist down.
All measurements listed on our website are taken unstretched,
relaxed, laying flat. (when you order pants or a skirt in
stretchy material, you will want to go appx 5"-10"
smaller than your hip measurements, so you have a snug fit around
the waist & hips.)
Don't have a tape measure? Use anything you can wrap around
yourself - string, necktie, belt, cord, thread, etc.
Chest measurement: wrap it around the biggest part of your chest,
then hold it up to any type of ruler, yardstick, etc - anything
that shows inches on it. Use the same method for the rest of your
NOTE: All measurements
listed on our website are always an approximation. Because
fabrics stretch differently, etc. - always allow the possibility
of a few inches difference!
Don't have a Ruler?
CLICK HERE TO PRINT ONE
It should use an entire letter size sheet of paper,
diagonally from top left to bottom right as shown below
** note both the beginning & end of the ruler have small spaces, be sure to cut these off **
NOTE! Garment measurements differ, depending on the item &
manufacturers, so we always take the extra time to measure each
& every item that we sell, and list it on each individual
item page, usually just below the picture. We want you to know
exactly what you're getting!!
The measurements that you see on each page are the measurements
of the garment itself.
Our brand runs very big, however some of our outlet items are
from other manufacturers, and can run much smaller. This is why
it's good to know your measurements, so you can choose the best
size on each item!
the material is stretchy, we always measure in a relaxed, or
"unstretched" state, unless otherwise noted.
(you can also
click on the drawing below for where measurements are taken)
Chest: When measuring your bust,
measure all the way around the biggest part of your chest. Your
bra size is not the same as your chest measurement!
Hip measurements. These are hard to take, because not everyone's
hips end up in the same place. So This measurement is *always* an
approximation, but generally on a long dress we will measure it
halfway between the chest & bottom hem. (when measuring your
hips, it's usually best to measure around the widest part of your
hips) On pants, usually appx 10"-12" down from the
Skirt or Pant length: We measure from top to bottom.
Pant inseam: We measure from the seam in the crotch where the two
legs meet, to the bottom.
Shirt or Dress Length: We measure from the top of the shoulder
seam (at the neck opening), to the bottom of the shirt/dress. If
it is sleeveless such as a tank, we will measure from the
shoulder seam to the bottom.
is a chart that may be helpful:
If you want an appx floor length evening dress:
||Length to Order:
|4'10 - 4'11"
||46" - 48"
|5'0" - 5'2"
||48" - 50"
|5'3" - 5'5"
||52" - 54"
|5'6" - 5'7"
||54" - 56"
|5'8" - 5'9"
||56" - 58"
|5'10" - 5'11"
||58" - 60"
|6'0" - 6'1"
||60" - 62"
|6'2" - 6'3"
||62" - 64"
|6'4" - 6'5"
||66" - 68"
|(for ankle length, take off appx
3" - 4")
*** note - these
length measurements are approximate, as we all stick out in
different places, in different amounts!
If you have any
further questions, feel free to give a call toll-free:
888-889-5400, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
hours: 1pm - 9pm Pacific Standard Time (PST)
The measurements on the drawing below show how to measure a
garment, not yourself!
When measuring yourself, make sure and take the tape measure all
the way around the biggest part of your chest, and then the
biggest part of your hip.
Sleeves: Click here for
Sleeve Length & Type Info: