How do I find my measurements?

Measuring yourself for a garment can be confusing, but we have laid out some helpful tips to get you started! The measurements you'll need to determine your size at Elizabeth & Clarke are:
  • Bust
  • Waist
  • Low Hip
  • Shoulder Width
  • Inseam

To measure your bust, place one end of a tape measure at the fullest part of your bust and wrap it around your body to get the measurement, keeping the tape parallel to the floor. Please keep in mind that your bra brand size is not the same as your bust measurement! Your bra band is based on the circumference of your ribcage under your bust, whereas your bust measurement is taken at the apex, or fullest part of the bust.

To measure your natural waist, find the narrowest part of your waist, located above your belly button and below your rib cage. Wrap a tape measure around your waist to get the circumference. 

To measure your low hip, stand with your hips together and measure the fullest part of your hips. Be sure to go over your buttocks as well. It can be difficult to keep the tape consistently level when you do this alone; it is recommended that you have someone assist you with this or that you do it in front of a mirror. 

You may find this video helpful when measuring your bust, waist, and low hip: 


To measure your shoulder width, you will need a partner.  If you don’t have a partner, measure the back of a shirt you own that fits you really well. Either way, it can be helpful to refer to a shirt that fits well in the shoulders to double check your measurement. Start the tape on the outside edge of the shoulder (where the shoulder meets the top of the sleeve). Measure straight across to the edge of the opposite shoulder. You can check out this helpful video guide: 


To measure your inseam, start the tape measure at the top of the seam that connects the front and back of your pants, follow the tape measure down the curves of your leg to the top of your heel, or to your desired inseam length. This video may be helpful:


If you need additional assistance, please email us at howdy@elizabethandclarke.com and we will be happy to help! 

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