A Complete Guide To Measuring Your Size For Online Shopping

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A Complete Guide To Measuring Your Size For Online Shopping

It’s impossible to ignore that the pandemic has transformed consumer behavior possibly forever.

Many businesses have switched from brick-and-mortar to e-commerce. This includes fashion brands as well, as seen by our Casual Tropical Wear shop. However, because consumers can’t try on the clothes before purchasing, some may be concerned about sizing and fit. As such, it’s crucial in knowing how to measure yourself to find your perfect fit. 

Things You Need to Measure Yourself 

First and foremost, you require a few materials to take your body measurements. These include the following: 

  • Tailor’s Measuring Tape 

A tailor’s measuring tape, or otherwise known as a flexible measuring tape, can easily frame the body, thus providing a more accurate measurement. If possible, avoid using one made out of fabric as the material can stretch over time, which reduces the accuracy. 

  • Mirror 

To ensure that the tape lies flat and is snugged around your body, you have to stand in front of the mirror. You can also check to see if the tape is correctly placed on the right sections of your body. 

  • Get Someone to Help 

This is perhaps the easiest approach, and it doesn’t require the use of a mirror. By getting someone to wrap the tape around your body, you can quickly get an accurate measurement. Make sure to stand upright and with both your feet close together as proper posture is essential to collecting exact body measurements. 

Steps on How to Measure Yourself 

Now that you have everything you'll need to take your body measurements, it's time to get started. Please keep in mind that you only need to measure specific parts of your body depending on the items you want to buy. It's also a good idea to look up a store's size guide online because sizes vary by brand. 

  • Shoulders 

To measure your shoulders, lay the measuring tape flat from tip to tip. You should do this if you’re looking to purchase blazers, jackets, coats, and fitted shirts. 

  • Bust 

While it’s preferred to have a helper for this, you can measure your bust by yourself as well. You’ll want to grab the beginning of the tape and bring the rest to your back before bringing the remaining tape toward the front. Wrap the tape around the fullest point of your bust and make sure not to pull it too tightly. 

  • Arms 

Measuring your arms can be tricky, so it’s best to recruit a second pair of hands for this one. You’ll have to start by bending your elbow slightly before placing the tape at the tip of your shoulder. Afterward, guide the tape along the arm, elbow, and eventually to your wrist. Just make sure that the tape lies flat. 

  • Hips 

To calculate your hip circumference, stand upright and with your feet close together as you place the beginning of the tape at the front of your hips. Wrap the tape around your backside and bring the other end to the front. 

  • Inseam 

This is another part of the body that can be difficult to measure, so feel free to acquire assistance. To measure your inseam, simply take the measuring tape and determine the distance from the top of your thigh to the ankle bone. 

Available in a Range of Sizes 

Casual Tropical Wear offers apparel in a variety of sizes and shapes, ranging from Small to 3XL. If you are dissatisfied with our items, we provide a generous 30-day return or exchange policy, with consumers receiving either a refund or a gift card. The buyer just needs to cover the cost of the return label. You may reach us by email at store@casualtropicalwear.com for additional information.

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