One of the most common complaints or frustrations I hear with ladies is they don't know their size when it comes to trying a new brand. And why is that? Well, because clothing brands are all different. We all have different fit standards and measurements. So I'm here today to give you a couple of tips that will help you with your next shopping experience, whether it's with Dyetology or somewhere else out in the world. Although I hope it's with us!
So first things first. It’s good to know the brand that you're shopping and their target customer. For example, if you go to Forever 21, know that they're targeting a youthful customer, teens, and young adults. This means their fit is going to cater to that build. We are based on women's sizes. If you are a size large at brands like the Gap, J.Crew, Nordstrom's, you're going to wear a large in our items.
For our clothing items, we give you the pertinent measurements like bust, hips, length etc. So what you want to do is get a tape measure and measure yourself. We have a handy visual example on our site, we'll show you where to measure. You want to measure your bust, waist, and hips. You want to make sure that your tape measure is a level around your body. Use a mirror or grab a friend, husband, a partner, you want to make sure that it's even all the way around your body.
Measuring Your Bust. I would measure wearing the undergarment that you will be wearing with your clothes because that will make a difference. If you normally wear pushup bra then measure wearing that bra.
Measuring Your Waist. For your waist, you want to measure at the smallest part of your waist. I have a really high waist. So I keep that in mind where the items going to fit me. If I want to wear these pants lower than my “natural waist”, I would measure where those hit sit on my body. Keep in mind though, retailers, they're taking your waist measurement from the smallest part of the waist, not necessarily where you would want to wear them.
Measuring Your Hips. Measure at the fullest part of your hips and booty. Make sure the tape measure is level around your front and backsides.
Don’t Want To Measure? Try This Trick! Let’s say you want to buy a sweatshirt from us and we have the measurements listed. Grab one of your favorite sweatshirts with a similar fabric and measure your sweatshirt and compare to our measurements listed out for ours. Voila! Easy breezy! We have an infographic our our Fit & Fabric page that show where to measure on your garments. You can always text or call our number 614-259-7330 and we can help you!!
I hope these tips and tricks make finding your size and shopping an easier experience for you!