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Adult Women Size Guide and Chart

 

Women’s sizes

Average bust, average back

Dimension/size

34

36

38

40

42

44

46

48

50

Bust

38

40

42

44

46

48

50

52

54

Waist

30

32

34

35.5

37.5

39.5

41.5

43.5

45.5

Hip

39

41

43

46

48

50

52

54

56

Back-waist length

17¼

17⅜

17½

17⅝

17¾

17⅞

18

How to Measure

 

DETERMINING YOUR SIZE

To get accurate body measurements, use a tape measure, keeping the tape taut but not stretched. Get a friend to help, if possible, measuring your body over properly-fitting undergarments while standing erect, without shoes, and with feet approximately 6 inches apart. For consistency, take all measurements from the same side of the body.

FOLLOW THIS STEP-BY-STEP MEASURING GUIDE

    • Tops and Bottoms


Regular or Long Rise? Rise is the distance between your waist and crotch seam. Choose Long Rise if you are 6'1" or taller, high-waisted.
Cuff or Hem information: Most pants can be cuffed or hemmed to the nearest 1/2". If no inseam length is specified, your trousers or pants will arrive unfinished.

 

 

 

WOMEN'S TOPS & BOTTOMS

Bust: If possible, get a friend to help. With arms relaxed at your sides, measure the fullest part of your bust, keeping the tape parallel to the floor.

Arm: Bend your elbow 90 degrees and place your hand on your hip. Hold the tape at the center back of your neck. Measure across your shoulder to your elbow, and down to your wrist. The total length in inches is your sleeve length.

Height: Stand in stocking feet with your feet slightly apart and your back to a wall. Measure from the floor to the top of your head.

Waist: Measure around your waist, in your underwear, at the point where your trousers would normally ride. Keep one finger between the tape and your body.

Hips: Stand with your heels together, and measure round the fullest part of your hips, keeping the tape parallel to the floor.

Rise: Hold the tape at the center back of your waist. Run the tape between your legs, pulling comfortably at the crotch, and up to your natural waist in front. The total measurement is your rise.

Inseam: Select a pair of your best-fitting pants of a similar material. Measure from the crotch to the bottom. The number of inches, to the nearest half-inch, is the inseam length.

Height: Stand in stocking feet with your feet slightly apart and your back to a wall. Measure from the floor to the top of your head.

Regular, Petite, Tall or 18W-26W?

Regular describes a well-proportioned body 5'4"-5'7 1/2" tall, with hips slightly larger than bust.

Petite, at 4'11"-5'3 1/2" tall, is not only shorter but also proportioned smaller, scaled down in shoulder width and sleeve length.

Tall, at 5'8"-6' 1/2", accommodates long torsos. Body length increases 1 1/2" and sleeve length increases 1" from our Regular fit.

Women's 18W-26W is proportioned to flatter full-figured women 5'4"-5'7 1/2" tall. Compared to Size 18, Size 18W is 2" larger in the bust, waist and hip. Arm girths are larger. Shoulder widths are shorter.