Making a solid impression with your outfit isn’t just about wearing the latest trends or having the fashion rules down pat, it’s also about wearing the right fit. Occasions like Eid and weddings required a nice outfit that not only looks good but also fits well. And while walking into a store and buying clothes that sit well on you might seem like the answer, it goes a little deeper than that!
Read on and find out how to get the perfect fit each time and for all your clothes!
What Is The Right Fit?
Here are some tips:
• For blazers, jackets, and shirts, ensure there’s no gaping between buttons. Shoulder seams should sit exactly on your shoulders while the fit should be comfortable to allow you movement; stretch arms in all directions to check. For blazers and jackets, make sure there’s room to fit in a shirt underneath. Sleeves should end right at the wrist bone.
• For pants and skirts, the band should allow for two fingers to fit comfortably. Wear a belt to avoid gaping in the back.
• In general, avoid clothes that are too tight or too loose–stretching at the seams and bunching of fabric are giveaways that the fit isn’t perfect.
Getting The Measurements Right
Here’s how you can get your exact measurements so that it’s easier to compare with size charts when you’re buying clothes online:
• For the chest, measure around the fullest part of the bust. Remember to keep the measuring tape level across your back.
• Find your natural waistline and measure around it. Avoid sucking in your stomach while measuring!
• The inseam is the pant measurement from the crotch to the hem. Lay a pair of pants that fit you well flat on a surface and take the measurement. If you’re wearing well-fitting pants, measure from the crotch to below your ankles.
• For the hips, measure around the fullest part. As with measuring your chest, keep the tape level across the backside. Stand in front of a mirror while measuring to ensure you’re doing it right.
• For the thighs and arms, again, measure around the fullest part.
• To measure sleeve length, place your hand on your waist and keep your elbow bent at right angles. Measure from the back of your neck to the shoulder, over the arm, and to the wrist.
Remember to hold the tape firmly, neither too tight nor too loose, while taking measurements.