How To Take Your Measurements

If you’re wondering how to take women’s measurements for clothing, you’re definitely not alone. Knowing how to take the proper measurements is even more important these days with online shopping when you can’t physically try on clothes beforehand. This quick sizing guide will hopefully alleviate some stress related to making these purchases.

However, it’s important to note that there is a lot of variability from one item to the next. Unfortunately, it’s not always so easy, and different clothing manufacturers design their clothes with different body types in mind. This can still create headaches when trying to purchase clothing online, but the goal here is to minimize the chances of purchasing the wrong size. When sizes deviate from an expected fit, we strive to take note of this and provide this information on the product listing. If you need help finding your bust measurement you can actually find your bust size based on your bra size.

It's often much easier to have someone else do your measurements, so text your bestie because it's time to get these numbers together. Armed with your tape measure and a positive outlook, we can address the woes of shopping for clothes. Remember, for accuracy, we don't want the tape pressing into the skin.

where to take women's measurement for clothes

Measure For Women's Clothing

Where How To Measure
Bust To measure your bust, measure under your arms at the fullest part of your chest for the most accurate measurement.
Waist To measure your waist, you want to make sure you are at the natural waist. Often this is the narrowest part of the waistline. Relax your stomach and stand straight up, the goal isn’t to “cheat” the measurement. It’s important not to pull the tape tight. You should be able to fit a finger between your body and the tape.
Hips To measure your hips, keep your feet together and measure around the fullest part of the hips and the roundest part of your rear. Make sure you’re keeping the measuring tape straight for accuracy.
Inseam The inseam measurement is where that friend is really going to come in handy. This is best done while you’re wearing well-fitted pants, measure the inseam it’s the full length of the inner thigh down to the hem of the pants.

Below we have provided a generalized size chart. You can use this chart as a guide, but in many instances, the more accurate measurements will be listed in the product descriptions. Some products will have variability, so don’t view this chart as the be-all and end-all of sizing standards. Also, don't forget to check out our Judy Blue Size Guide.

Size Bust Waist Hips
Small 34 24 38
Medium (6-8) 36 26 40
Large (10-12) 38 28 42
XLarge (14-16) 40 30 44
1XLarge (18-20) 44 36 48
2XLarge (22-24) 48 42 52
3XLarge (26-28) 52 46 56
4XLarge (30-32) 56 50 60
5XLarge (34-36) 60 54 64
6XLarge (38-40) 64 58 68