Mastering The Tape

Mastering The Tape

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A Guide to Properly Measuring Yourself for Your StyleBox  

In the world of plus-size fashion, one size definitely does not fit all. We are all beautifully unique, and finding clothes that complement our curves and contours can sometimes feel like searching for a needle in a haystack. But fear not, fashionistas! We've got you covered. Here at Stylebox, we understand the importance of a perfect fit, which is why we're here to guide you through the art of measuring yourself properly.

Whether you're a seasoned pro or a newcomer to the world of plus size fashion, getting accurate measurements is crucial for ensuring that your clothes fit like a dream. So, grab your tape measure and let's dive into the easiest ways to measure yourself for clothes!

  1. Gather Your Tools

Before you begin, make sure you have the right tools for the job. You'll need a flexible tape measure, preferably one designed for sewing, as well as a mirror and a friend to assist you if possible. Wear lightweight clothing or just your undergarments to ensure the most accurate measurements.

  1. Bust

Start by measuring around the fullest part of your bust, ensuring that the tape is parallel to the ground and snug but not too tight. Make sure the tape is straight across your back and around your chest. Write down this measurement in inches or centimeters.

  1. Waist

Next, locate the smallest part of your waist, typically just above your belly button. Again, wrap the tape around your waist, making sure it's snug but not constricting. Take note of this measurement.

  1. Hips

For the hip measurement, find the widest part of your hips and buttocks. Wrap the tape around this area, ensuring it's parallel to the ground. Double-check that the tape is not too tight or too loose, and record the measurement.

  1. Inseam

To measure your inseam, stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and measure from the top of your inner thigh to the bottom of your ankle. This will give you the length of your leg, which is essential for selecting the right trousers or skirts.

  1. Shoulders

For shoulder width, measure from the edge of one shoulder across your back to the edge of the other shoulder. Make sure the tape is flat against your skin and not hanging loosely.

  1. Arm Length

Lastly, measure your arm length by extending one arm out to the side and bending it slightly at the elbow. Measure from the shoulder down to the wrist, following the curve of your arm.

Final Tips

Consistency is Key: Always measure yourself in the same way and under the same conditions to ensure consistency.

Ask for Assistance: If you're unsure about any measurements, don't hesitate to reach out to customer service for guidance.

By mastering the art of measuring yourself properly, you'll open up a world of fashion possibilities tailored specifically to you. At Stylebox, we're committed to helping you look and feel your best, one perfectly fitting garment at a time.

Happy measuring, fashionistas!