Size Guidelines
and Conversions

Guide for measuring yourself

How to measure for:

Dress size:

Measure your bust: To do this, wrap tape around your back and over the fullest part of your bust. Exhale when taking this measurement.

Measure your waist: To do this, wrap tape around the smallest part of your waist, below your ribs and above your navel.

Measure your hips: To do this, wrap tape around the fullest part of your hips, ensuring that tape touches your hip bone on both sides of the top of your leg, but not your buttocks.

Compare measurements to relevant size charts to find your size.

Tip: if your measurements fall between two sizes, it is always a good idea to go for the larger size.

Trouser size:

Use a standard, upstretched tape measure. Use a pair of pants that fit you well.

Lay pants flat on the floor to simplify the measuring process. Pants should not be too worn and should not have any irregularities such as creases or folds, as this may affect the accuracy of your measurements.

Measure the waist of your pants: To do this, smooth the pants out without stretching, and measure flat across the back waistband from one corner to the other with your measuring tape.

Then double the measurements obtained from measuring the waistband. This will give you the actual waist size.

Next, you will need to measure the hips of your pants. To do this, measure horizontally across your pants, at the base of the zipper. And once you’ve measured this, double the number to get the entire measurement.

Jacket / Top size:

Measure your chest/bust: To do this, wrap the tape around your back and over the fullest part of your chest/bust. Exhale when taking this measurement.

Measure your waist: To do this, wrap the tape around the smallest part of your waist, below your ribs, and above your navel.

Measure your hips: To do this, wrap the tape around the fullest part of your hips, ensuring that tape touches your hipbone on both sides of the top of your leg, but not your buttocks.

Measure your shoulders: To do this, stand with your shoulders relaxed and your back straight. Locate your shoulder points, which are points marked by your acromion bones. Position the tape straight and horizontally from one shoulder point to the other and take these measurements.

Finally, measure your sleeve length. To do this, slightly bend the elbow, then measure the distance from the bone at the base of the back of the neck to the end of the shoulder and down the arm, going around the elbow and ending at the prominent bone on the wrist.

Measurement Charts

Ladies

Unisex

View International Clothing Size Conversion Chart

Free Size (One size fits all)

This means that the product is either made from fabric or a cut which offers a fit that is accommodating to different body types and sizes. Usually, it can be worn by ladies who are between Small/32 – Large/36, as per standard South African sizes, merely offering a different fit for each body type. Also known as “one size fits all”.

International Footwear Size Conversion Chart

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