How do I want a garment to fit my body?
Me personally I prefer a looser fit and would rather alter a garment to my liking, so consider if you prefer your clothing tailored or looser fit.
How do I know which measurement to go off?
Always go according to your largest measurement. If you want to buy a dress and your hip measurement say size small but your bust say size medium go with the size medium. It is better to be safe than to be sorry.
Always measure yourself with your under garments on (bra and underwear) but not over your outer clothing as it can vastly change your measurements. As best as you can try to use a dressmaker tape for a more accurate measurement and write down your measurements or save to your smartphone. As we are an Australian fashion label based within Australia measurements are taken in centimetres.
Where do I take my own measurements?
- Bust: Measurement taken from the fullest part of the breast with your bra on.
- Waist: Measurement taken from the smallest part of your waist, a little above your belly button.
- Hips: Whilst standing with your feet together measure the widest part of the hips and bottom.
– If you are not confident about what part of your body is the fullest part take the measurements whist standing in front of a mirror or get someone who you feel comfortable with to take the measurements for you.