Online shopping is a convenient and hassle-free option that many people fully endorse. You don’t have to trek down to the mall or shopping district, face traffic or crowds and fight over the last item in stock. It’s become even more popular in recent times due to the global pandemic. The only issue with online shopping, especially with clothing is that you aren’t able to try on your garments before you purchase them.
To help with this, there are size charts with standardized measurements that can help you locate your size. However, size charts differ depending on where you’re shopping. Some sites are UK or Euro size based, others carry Asian sizes or US sizes. This can be a little confusing for both men and women but it’s very easy to get the hang of navigating different size charts. Here is a quick guide on how to find your clothing size while shopping online.
How to find your measurements?
First of all, you will need to have a measuring tape, preferably one used by tailors or seamstresses. The basic areas or body dimensions that are measured to determine your size in both male and female apparel are:
- In seam (leg length)
Depending on the type of apparel you will need a few of these measurements on hand to find your size. To find your skirt style, you would need to measure your waist, hips and skirt length starting from your waist. usually show both inches and centimeters properties which is a great tool for finding international sizes.
When you measure different areas of your body, write down the figures for both inches and centimeters so that you know how to convert the measurements at any moment. For more accurate readings, hold the tape against your body in your underwear or without clothing. Don’t pull the tape too tightly against you or hold it too loose. The tape should rest gently on your body without feeling too tight or too slack. You can easily measure yourself but if needed ask someone to help you if you are uncertain.
Size Comparison Charts
Every region in the world has their own method of finding clothing size. There are also different metric systems and vanity sizing which can lead to confusion when buying from sites based in different countries. Many sizing methods for European and Asian made (Japan/China) clothing use centimeters as their main metric value. Luckily, many sites do provide comparison tables which show you a range of sizes from different regions.
In this comparison chart you have the style size (4, 6, 8 etc) as well the actual metric measurements in inches and centimeters. Knowing your metric measurements therefore will be pivotal in determining what your size number is. Some size charts will display more detailed information or feature different country manufacturing sizes.
You will also come across sizes which are simply presented as One size, Small, Medium, Large, Extra Large and so forth. These are all broad terms and can be easily navigated by using your body measurements to see which range your dimensions fall into.
Finding Your Skirt Size
Finding your skirt size is simple, once you have your size chart to refer you and your measuring tape it’s an easy process. To measure skirts, you need to measure your waist, hips and the length from your waist to below or above your knee. Both men and women can employ this method. At , we provide all the metric measurements in our size charts so that you can easily find your size range!
For example, if you want to get , it comes in sizes Small (S) to Extra Large (XL). If you don’t know your range, measure your waist and refer to our size chart. If you measured 65cm or 25.6in, you’re a size small in this style! Then you can select S (small) and add to cart. Wasn’t that easy? If your hips are wider even though your waist measurement lines up within the small range then you can go a size up for a better fit. Men wishing to purchase a skirt may also have to pay attention to length to determine the ideal size.
When in Doubt Use an Online Size CalculatorThere are many online clothing size calculators such as which helps you to find your size using your measurements. You can simply input your data and click ‘find my size’. You will then get a comparison or your size across different brands from US and International regions as well as your standard size range. This gives you an idea of what category your measurements fall into.
There are many which give you a standard or general size range in different garment types and designs. If you aren’t good at converting metric tables, then these are useful tools to help you in your quest to find the perfect fit without trying on clothes before you purchase. As previously mentioned, all clothing retailers online have their own size chart for reference and you should relate your measurement findings to these charts for more accuracy and reduce the occurrence of returns on purchases.