Thursday, June 3, 2010

Women's Dress Sizes and Measurements

Shopping for new clothes is fun! New blouses, shirts, pants, dresses, shoes, and accessories are not only fashion statements, but give others a good (or bad) impression of you. Dresses come in different sizes, and these sizes have different numbers, depending on the country of origin. Knowing your right dress size is very important, since a good or bad fit will make or break your overall look.

Dress Sizes are just that, numbers that pertain to a certain structure, such as Extra Small (XS), Small (S), Medium (M), Large (L), Extra Large (XL), Extra Extra Large (XXL), and the sizes in between them. These are represented by numbers: 0 to 20 in the United States, 3 to 23 in Japan, 4 to 24 in the United Kingdom, 32 to 52 in France, and 36 to 56 in Italy.

So how do you know which size are you? It is important that you find out what your body measurements are. These are measurements of your Bust, Waist, and Hips. I made a table of Dress Sizes, and their corresponding body measurements (in inches and centimeters.)

women dress sizes table
Using the table above, you then can find your correct (or mostly approximate) dress size. The dress might be too big in some areas, but you can have that adjusted by an alterations specialist shop.

I hope that helps. Happy shopping!! (^_^)
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