We want you to feel confident choosing items from our range, and one way to help you do this is by providing a size guide. We know from experience however that taking your own measurements can be a challenge, and incorrect measurements = incorrect sizing. We will also need your measurements if you're ordering custom sizes, and we're hoping this guide will help!
Ideally you will have someone who can help you. If not, read on, as we have some tips for taking your own measurements. Please measure yourself carefully, as everything is made to order and returns and exchanges can lead to items that cannot be sold (waste 😢). We always want you to be happy, but we'd much rather we get it right on the first try!
What you'll need:
- Pen and paper, or a note taking app on your phone
- A soft measuring tape (not the stiff steel kind used in construction) preferably in centimetres
(these will be less accurate, but can be helpful if you don't have other options)
- Print this measuring tape. Be sure to follow the instructions carefully.
- You can use a long shoe lace, or a thin strip of fabric and a ruler to measure the fabric. Don't use anything thick, bulky, or that has any stretch. The longer the ruler the easier this will be.
Things to know before you get started
Wear only undergarments ideally, or thin, close fitting clothing. For the bust measurement wear a bra/bralette/crop or anything that will keep everything together and make it easier to find your bust point. Stand straight and tall, with your feet together and your arms by your sides. Make sure the tape is firm, not loose and sagging, but also not too tight. Relax and exhale before taking bust and waist measurements (this is especially important for under bust measurements).
If taking your own measurements
Having a mirror will be helpful so you can be sure that the tape measure is in place behind you. Don't lean forward to read the numbers on the tape measure. Instead, mark with your finger where the tape overlaps and let it go before trying to read the number.
Bust and chest measurement
When measuring the chest area there are two areas that need to be measured - under bust and bust.
The under bust measurement is taken around your chest, under your breasts.
The bust measurement is taken around the back and over the widest part of your breasts. It's helpful to take this particular measurement while wearing a bra or bralette.
Your natural waist is approximately between your belly button and below your rib cage. An easy way to find it is to bend to the side, and where the skin creases that is your natural waistline. This may not be wear you wear the waist band of your pants, but it's a crucial measurement for determining your garment size.
The most important hip measurement for our purposes is also known as the low hip measurement, and is taken around the largest part of your hips and bum. For most people this will be on the crotch line, but it can vary. One way to tell if you have the measuring tape in the right place is to hold it together across your hips (hip bones) and slide it down. When the tape measure is no longer opening up further, this is the widest point. It might take a couple of goes to get this one right.
Now that you have your measurements, refer to our size guide to choose your size!