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Body Size Measuring Guide & Website Clothes Size Guide

Shoulder Width: The length from one side of your shoulder acromion to the other side.

Bust: The circumference of the breasts.

Waist: The circumference of the waist. Normally our waist is 2 cm above our navel, where is the narrowest part of our body.

Hips: The circumference that measures at the fullest part of the hips.

Body Size Measuring Guide

Q1: Am I measuring right? How to get my body measurement?

(1) Shoulder Width:The tape should be horizontal to the floor and alongside the skin of the back when measuring.

(2) Armhole Girth: Wrap the tape measure from the shoulder to the armpit and back up to the shoulder.

(3) Upper Arm Girth: Measures at the mid-point of the acromion (boney point of shoulder) and the olecranon (boney point of the elbow) of the upper arm.

(4) Waist: Wrap the tape to measure at 2 centimeters above the navel.

(5) Bust: Stand up straight and measure with your bra on. Wrap a tape around the fullest part of the bust. You should not pull the tape too tight or too loose. Keep it being parallel with the floor. Record the measurement.

(6) Underbust: The circumference is just under the bust. Please keep the tape horizontally to the floor when measuring.

(7) Hips: Wrap a tape around the hips' fullest part. Keep the tape being parallel with the floor. Record the measurement.

(8) Thigh Girth: The circumference that measures at the thickest part of the thigh.

(9) Calf Girth: The circumference that measures at the thickest part of the calf.

(10) Leg Length: It refers to the true leg length. True leg length is from ASIS to the tip of the medial malleolus. ASIS is an abbreviation of 'Anterior superior iliac spine'. The video of how to measure the 'True Leg Length' is https://youtu.be/Lo87BX7QUhA

(11) Shoulder to Waist: It measures the font size of the body. It measures from the level of shoulder acromion and to the horizontal level of the waist. Keep the tape vertically to the floor and flattering the body shape.

(12) Arm Length: From shoulder acromion to the wrist.

Common Dress Size Glossary

Q2: Which size should I choose? How to choose the right size for myself?

Clothes Size Guide

Step 1: Check the Size Conversion Chart

The first thing to note is that all sizes of charts are listed in centimeters. We are an Asian-based boutique so all sizes are Asian sizes.

All dresses are NOT in a standard size because they are from different indie brands which have different size ranges for the same Size Label(S/M/L/XL) from each other. And all tops, shoes, and other kinds of stuff are in the same situation.

Mainly, the clothes of our store fall into the Miss US size 4-14.

If you are in US 16 or over, the Custom Size part is highly recommended.

US, UK, EU to Chinese Size Conversion Chart

US 

UK

EU

Rec. Size in Our Store

Bust in inch

Waist in inch

Bust in cm

Waist in cm

4

8

32

S/M

34

25

86

64

6

10

34

M/L

35

26

89

66

8

12

36

L

36

27

91

69

10

14

38

L/XL

37

28

94

71

12

16

40

L/XL/XXL

38.5

29.5

98

75

14

18

42

XL/XXL

40

31

102

79

Step 2: Check the Clothes Size Chart of the clothes you want to buy

CLOTHES SIZE CHART lists data that measured from the garment.

Normally, there is a 1-2 centimeters manual error in measurements. Minus 3 centimeters from the Bust and Waist measurements of the charts for leaving the space of movement; minus 5 cm or more for winter heavy outwear while adding 5 cm for underwear.

Garment Size Chart Ex.1 [no elasticity on bust and waist]

Garment Size in cm 

S

M

L

Bust

86

92

98

Waist

70

74

78

Full length

92

93

94

Ex.1:

If a person is in bust 84 cm and waist 70 cm, size M will be fit. Size S will be tight on the waist. M size will be more suitable.

If your bust size is 84 cm and waist size is 70 cm, choose size M instead of size S. 

Garment Size Chart Ex.2 [features elasticity on bust and waist]

Garment Size in cm 

S

M

L

Bust

86~90

90~94

94~98

Waist

70~74

74~78

78~82

Full length

92

93

94

Ex.2:

When Garment Size Charts list measurements in different ranges(usually in Bust and Waist girth), it always means that the stuff features elasticity on its bust and waist parts. Allow the upper size 2 cm or larger than your body size.

S size will be fit for the person lists in example 1. 

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