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Old 02-15-2010, 09:03 AM
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All about fit - sizes fashion womens

This is a good list to start.

Just some personal adds:
- Use the bra maker's method and chart for bra sizes. Some use the above the bust + around + under. Some use around + under.

- Make two measure charts for yourself. Synthetic and natural. Natural fabrics shrink so I slip two fingers between me and the tape for that shrinkage room. They give you measurements in the article but this seems good enough. This also works for if you want something form fitting to lay instead of pull against your frame.

- Know your lines: Going from strait to curvy: Juniors, Miss, Womens

- Know your height: If you are under 5'5'' use the petite chart

- Know your details: Compare your measured inseam, leg length to the size they have marked. Most sites have a sample of measurements from one size.

- Got curves?: Go up an inch for comfort, and up a size or two if you like something in juniors or miss. Juniors is more like strait cut but going up a size or two will give you room.

- Measure the clothing you love to wear: The inseam, rise, waist etc.

- Understand fit: If something is listed as "modern fit" its tight. Etc.


Feel free to add your own or list a fitting issue you have!

A major fitting issue I got rid off was gappy waists. If you go with a moderate to low rise it is less likely to happen. Moderate rise also is a good pms gut hider.
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Old 02-15-2010, 09:31 AM
Location: Southeastern North Carolina
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When you click on the size charts at Sports bras, yoga clothing, womens sportswear, athletic apparel - Title Nine, instead of giving you body measurements that supposedly correspond to the clothing sizes, they give you the actual garment measurements, for all sizes, so you can compare them to something you already own before deciding which size to order. I wish more online clothing stores would do this, since women's sizes are such a crapshoot.

I like the lower rises, too. It's more comfortable than having a tight fitting waist. Sometimes you need a belt to keep 'em up, though.
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Old 02-15-2010, 09:44 AM
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OOOOOOOOhhh I love the BRA GENIE and the barbell rating on that site for cup size!

Another added tip:

Take your measures at least 3 times to make sure you are getting the right number. Also know your "pms size". If you wear button down or fitted stuff this can be important enough to change your size.
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Old 02-19-2010, 05:33 PM
Location: Indiana
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Good advice! I wish I had measured before I got my VS jeans. They fit great, no waist gap, but I got the inseam too long. Its great that they offer the inseams but I went up a length(32) so the rise would be better, not too low. But the legs are too long! The rise is perfect, low but not too much.

I am high waisted with a full bottom, so the rise is an issue for me. I like a lowish rise look but I have to be careful.

Don't get me started on bras, when Maidenform One Perfect Fit is off the market, I will have a melt down..
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