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How to take measurements so you don't get the wrong size

Are you shopping online but not sure of the right size? Don't know how to take measurements?

In this article, with the help of the " Cup of fashion " article, we will give you the fundamental instructions to take your measurements accurately and not get the wrong size in your online purchases.

First of all, keep in mind that with the same size but different brand and fabric, the measurements of the shirts may differ, so it is important to always consult the size table published on the site. 

How to prepare to take your measurements

First of all, get a tape measure and before taking measurements, keep these tips in mind:

  1. Do not overtighten the tape measure: Make sure the tape measure fits against your body without overtightening.
  2. Always start from the top and work your way down: Start by taking measurements from the upper parts of your body and work your way down systematically.
  3. Maintain an upright but relaxed position: Stand straight but relaxed for accurate measurements.
  4. Ask a second person for assistance: It's helpful to have another person help you to avoid slouching and distorting measurements when measuring alone.
  5. Take measurements naked or dressed appropriately: It is important to remove accessories that could interfere with measurements, wear tight-fitting but not too oversized clothing and remove shoes.

What measurements do I need to take to buy a shirt online? 

  • Chest Circumference: With your arms relaxed at your sides, pass the tape measure around your chest following an imaginary line that joins your armpits. Make sure you don't hold your breath to get an accurate measurement.

  • Shoulder Width: Place one end of the tape measure at the most protruding point of the left shoulder and the other at the most protruding point of the right shoulder. Avoid stretching the tape measure, it must follow the normal curvature of your back for an accurate measurement.

  • Arm Length: Bend your arm at a 90 degree angle and measure from shoulder to elbow. Add the length from the elbow to the wrist to this measurement to get the total length of the arm.

  • Back Length: Tilt your head forward slightly and rest the measuring tape against your neck bone. Let the tape measure fall naturally down your back to 1cm above your tailbone. Make sure the tape measure is perpendicular to the floor to get an accurate measurement of your back length.

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By following these tips and always comparing your measurements with those in the e-commerce size chart you won't be able to go wrong.