HOW TO MEASURE YOUR GARMENT FOR LISTING
Lay your garment flat and get your tape measure ready
Bust: Measure from seam to seam across the bust (usually underarm to underarm)
Waist: Measure from seam to seam across the smallest part of the waist
Hips: Measure from seam to seam across the widest part of the hip
Length: If it’s a strapless garment, measure from the underarm to the front hem. If it has shoulders, measure from the top of the shoulder down to the front hem
Additional measurements which may be helpful:
Top of shoulder to waist: (for people who are concerned about a garment being too long or short waisted for them)
Sleeve length: top of shoulder to sleeve cuff
Inseam: crotch to hem of pant leg
Rise: crotch to waistband
HOW TO CHECK MEASUREMENTS TO SEE IF A GARMENT WILL WORK FOR YOU
Step 1. Find something in your closet that is a similar silhouette/shape to the item you want to buy. If you’re buying a sheath dress with a tight skirt, measuring an A-line dress from your closet won’t be as helpful as measuring another sheath dress.
Step 2. Try it on right now to see how it fits you. Make sure you are measuring against something that really fits you perfectly.
Step 3. Lay that garment out flat and measure it using the measurements listed above.
Step 4. Compare those measurements to the ones in the listing for the garment you want to buy and see how they measure up.