Don't you hate it when you purchase something online and it does not fit? You grabbed the tape measure and measured your waist hips bust ex. and you are sure you have measured well but it just doesn't fit. The thing that has worked best for me is to grab my favorite shirt, pant, and skirt out of my closet and measure them, avoid using stretch items in your closet as the measurement garment. I put these measurements by my computer and compare them against item measurements I am considering purchasing. On pants measure the inseam, rise, hips, and waist. So when you are looking at the pant online you are comparing the same cut if all these measurements match not just hip and waist measurements. Do you have problems with big or small thighs, measure the thigh on those pants and compare them. If the seller does not have the measurement listed as for it. Any problem area can be measured. Use the same measuring principles for any garment you have to help you find other great fits. You will also find you will spend much less time in store dressing rooms and being disappointed if you carry these measurements on your next shopping trip with a tape measure. Happy Shopping, Hope this helps for the next time.
Guide created: 16/10/09 (updated 05/04/11)