October 22, 2015

Spool of Dreams Online Sizing Guide

At Spools of Dreams Boutique, our customer’s satisfaction is our main priority and we want to help eliminate any cause for disappointment. One of the common reasons for returns is due to sizing. A lot of women don't tend to measure themselves and when they order clothes from a boutique, they usually take a quick guess at what size they should buy. If your one of those women, who go to various shops and find that the sizing differs from store to store, then you will definitely need to whip out that measuring tape and for once, get an accurate measurement.

Now, not everyone knows how to measure themselves properly and some haven't measured at all, which is why we decide to do this post. We will arm you with the best tips on measuring yourself correctly, so you can enjoy a hassle-free online shopping experience.

What you'll need to get started:

  • A measuring tape
  • Pencil
  • Paper
  • Full-length mirror
  • Phone or computer

When recording your results, you may want to type them into a computer notebook or sticky note. That way, when you’re shopping online and need your measurements, they’re right on your desktop.

Buying one of our dresses?

    1. In your underwear, stand in front of a full length mirror.
    2. Measure your bust, which is the thickest part of your torso (Follow the tape around your back, across your shoulders and under your arms) Make sure the tape is not tangled! ;)
    3. Measure your natural waist (Narrowest part of your torso)
    4. Measure the fullest part of your hips, right above your bottom (focus on your hipbones)
    5. Use Spool of Dreams sizing guide and match your measurements to the closest number on the chart

 

  Small Medium Large X-Large
Tops/Dresses 0-2-3/4 5/6-7/8 9/10-11/12 13
Bust 30-34 34-36 36-38 40
Waist 22-26 26-28 28-30 32
Hips 30-35 35-37 37-39 41

 Buying a top?

  1. Measure your bust
  2. Measure your natural waist
  3. Use Spool of Dreams sizing guide and match your measurements to the closest number on the chart
  Small Medium Large X-Large
Tops/Dresses 0-2-3/4 5/6-7/8 9/10-11/12 13
Bust 30-34 34-36 36-38 40
Waist 22-26 26-28 28-30 32
Hips 30-35 35-37 37-39 41

Buying a pair of pants?

  1. Measure your natural waist
  2. Measure your hips. **Remember this is the fullest part of your hips**
  3. Use Spool of Dreams sizing guide and match your measurements to the closest number on the chart 
  Small Medium Large X-Large
Tops/Dresses 0-2-3/4 5/6-7/8 9/10-11/12 13
Bust 30-34 34-36 36-38 40
Waist 22-26 26-28 28-30 32
Hips 30-35 35-37 37-39 41

When measurements are classed as small, medium and large, you need to decide whether you want a loose fit or a tighter fit. It's important to take note of the fabric materials, which can affect the way the clothing item fits you. If you’re buying a pair of spandex pants and your pant size is a medium, you may be able to get away with a small but remember this will be a much tighter fit.

So there you have it, your own guide to measuring yourself the correct way. All you need to do now is shop! Take a look at our new arrivals, shop: www.spoolofdreams.com.