How to Measure Your Clothing Size - as part of the Women's Style series by GeoBeats.
Sometimes you don't have the luxury of going to the shop, so perhaps you are shopping online or perhaps you are ordering from a catalog, and you need to have some sort of an idea of your measurements. The best way to have your measurements taken is to having it taken professionally. However that may not be realistic for you. So I am going to show you how to take them really quickly.
The best way to take your measurements is to have a friend help you and you want to take your full bust, and that is the widest part of your bust, and make sure that tape is always level as you are having your measurements taken.
The other critical measurement is going to be your natural waist which is either the smallest part of your waist or if you were to tie a string around your waist and kind of move around like this. Where the string naturally settles, is your natural waist. Again keep the measurement, measuring tape level.
And last measurement that is pretty critical is your full hip, and I usually take it in a few different places and take whatever is the largest measurement. Again keeping the tape level and your feet pretty close together. That is how you are going to use measurements.
And then when you are buying a dress or a top or a skirt, I would buy the dress that is the larger of the sizes and if you need to get it altered down for a smaller waist perhaps then you can do that. But always air on the larger size because you don't want something that is little bit too snug in ones spot, or it's just not going to lay right.
If you look at the sizing charts for a lot of stores they only include the chest measurement for shirts. I find that ridiculous because unless you're like an A cup of course our chest is going to be larger than your waist. According to most sizing charts I've seen my 'shirt measurement' is an 8-10 since I have a 37 inch chest. That is HUGE on me because my waist is 11 inches smaller. I usually have to go for a size 0-4 and deal with tightness in the chest. Otherwise I have a huge amount of looseness around the waist.
I freaking know this....
What I don't know is where the hell would the mark be...
I'm so pissed right now because I can't seem to find the answer ANYWHERE
I wrap it around my "natural waist" ...how the hell do I know what the size is then....
I may be an idiot I don't fucking care all I want is a damn answer...
Should I get my stupid measurement by using the metal tip thing or the 1" mark
THIS SHOULD BE TOLD TO PEOPLE WHO DON'T FUCKING KNOW LIKE ME
So fucking irritating oh my hell
Err on the larger side, like if you're going to accidentally make an error & get the incorrect size try & make the mistake a size larger than it should be. Too small & you can't do anything with that, too big & you can tailor it to fit
When you mention shop, where exactly are you talking. I would prefer to get them done professionally (since I'm not so good at judging the measuring tape) but I'm not sure where that would be. Do you know any places?
I have a question. My gf & I have a small business in Baja California where we make chefs coats and lab coats. I've been looking like crazy all over the net regarding how to correct an error we are doing. The error is that we either make the armpit too tight or we make armpit wings where the client can't form a T when putting out his arms. It's more like an arrow. What can we do? Should we get a true measurement of the arm @ the armpit level and then add inches or what? Thank you for your time.
@geobeats No not yet. Ok so I measure my sons waist and length for jeans (from the waist to the floor) he measured 30 x 30. I went shopping and bought jeans that measure 30 x 30. But when I got them home and he tried them on, they were too big on him?? What did I do wrong? I used a standard measuring tape one I bought at Joann's.
Help me understand something, I bought my son some jeans I thought he was a 30 x 30. However when he tried them on they did not fit. So I measured him and his waist was 56' but 56' jeans are huge he ended up being a 32. What did I do wrong why did I not get 32' when I measured his waist?
I love this edgy look! I was so excited that her hair, even as short as it is now, was still able to be put into the fun and trendy dutch pigtail braids! Instead of braiding to the ends, I ended them in close together pigtails at the nape of her neck. After I finished braiding, I tugged on the outsides of the braid gently to loosen them and make them a little messy and fun! Since she doesn’t have enough hair to tie around the elastics, I made sure to use elastics that matched her hair so they blend in as much as possible. You could also cover them with clips or bows! A view from the back of her Dutch pigtail braids! A great braid for short hair is a micro accent braid! My biggest tip for braiding short hair would be to add in small slices of hair rather than big ones. I did a small (micro) braid along a slightly curved deep part for anther cute and edgy look! You could also do another one next to it if you wanted a little more to the look, but I really liked how simple this one was. You can see how the part curves a little better from this view of the back. I ended the braid close to the head with an elastic that matched her hair. For our fourth style, we did a 3/4 french braid! Super simple but also super cute! You could do any type braid! It would also look cute using a Dutch braid or a fishtail braid! I loved the side view of this braid! I will for sure be doing this one next time she goes to gymnastics or swimming, whichever comes first! Our last braid is two four dutch lace braids into two loops in the back. Start off by parting the hair down the middle. On each side of the part, do a dutch lace braid, adding hair in from only the section closest to the part as you braid. Tie the braids together in the back with a small elastic and before you pull the hair all the way through to make a ponytail, leave it in a cute little loop! If the hair is a little bit longer, you could do a tiny bun. Repeat this directly under the braid you just did so you have two rows and two loops.
We will have to be coming up with lots more short hair braids in the future, so be sure to give us a follow over at our newly redesigned blog Abella’s Braids to see more as we do them!
Thanks for reading! See you again this time next month!
love these ideas! My daughter recently cut about 8 inches off her hair and is loving her shorter hair, but I’ve mostly been at a loss of what to do with it! Thanks!
Abella has been begging me for at least a year, probably closer to two years, to cut her hair. I posted a photo on Instagram with a question in the caption. “Abella has been begging me to cut her hair short, do you think I should let her do it?” Almost everyone said “YES!” So thanks to all of the good advice from my followers, we did it…and we haven’t regretted it for a second! I think she looks so cute and it really fits her personality! It’s for sure a lot harder to come up with braids but it’s pushed me to step out of my comfort zone! We wanted to show you that even if you have short hair, there are lots of cute braids you can still do!
This first braid (above) is three ladder braids. Start out with a part deep to one side. On the side with less hair, start out by doing a waterfall braid along the part. Under that one, do another waterfall braid, but incorporate the waterfall pieces from the one above it as you braid. Under that one, do a french braid. Incorporate the waterfall pieces from the second braid as you go. We braided each one to the ends and used elastics that matched her hair to tie them off.