Measuring yourself for the Perfect Fit

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Measuring for the Perfect Fit

The trick to buying online is to know is exactly what size you are.

Standardised sizing models differ dramatically between brands, so knowing that you are a size M (medium) won't help you; you need to work out your size in centimeters.

Many online clothing sellers will give you the sizing of their items as a measurement in centimeters, which can be a lot more helpful then buying that 34 and hoping it will fit.

If the centimeter measurement is not given in a bidorbuy listing, ask the seller a question and they will be glad to give you the information.

 

Knowing your size in centimeters is the most powerful tool you have when shopping for clothing online.

Here's how to do it:

 

Ladies

Bust: Measure your bust at the fullest part

 

Waist: Measure around the natural curve of your waist, at the narrowest part of your torso

 

Hips: Measure at the widest point of your hips

 

Men

 

Chest: Measure across your shoulder blades so that the measuring tape comes around right under your arms

 

Waist: Measure just at the top of your hip bone

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Conversion Charts

Find your size in this conversion chart and make sure that you do fit into the lovely clothing that you buy on bidorbuy.co.za, even if the clothing is an international size. This chart works in centimetres and inches to help you determine your correct clothing size.

 

Women's Conversion Sizing Chart

 

WOMEN'S TOP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inch

30

32

34

36

38

40

42

44

46

48

50

Metric

6

8

10

12

14

16

18

20

22

24

26

Bust (cm)

76

81

87

92

97

102

107

112

117

122

127

Size

XS

S

 

M

 

L

 

XL

 

XXL

 

 

WOMEN'S BOTTOM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inch

30

32

34

36

38

40

42

44

46

48

50

Metric

6

8

10

12

14

16

18

20

22

24

26

Hip (cm)

76

81

87

92

97

102

107

112

117

122

127

Size

XS

S

 

M

 

L

 

XL

 

XXL

 

 

Size

4

6

8

10

12

14

16

18

20

22

24

26

28

Size

28

30

32

34

36

38

40

42

44

46

48

50

52

Size

XS

S

S

M

M

L

L

XL

XL

XXL

XXL

XXXL

XXXL

 

             

To Fit Bust (cm)

76-7980-8586-9091-9596-99100-104105-109110-114115-119120-124125-129130-134135-139

To Fit Hip (cm)

85-8990-9495-99100-104105-109110-114115-119120-124125-129130-134135-139140-144145-149
 

Men's Conversion Sizing Chart 

MEN'S CHEST

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inch

30

32

34

36

38

40

42

44

46

48

50

52

Metric

76

81

87

92

97

102

107

112

117

122

127

132

Size

XS

S

 

M

 

L

 

XL

 

XXL

 

XXXL

 

MEN'S WAIST

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inch

30

32

34

36

38

40

42

44

46

48

50

52

Metric

76

81

87

92

97

102

107

112

117

122

127

132

Size

XS

S

 

M

 

L

 

XL

 

XXL

 

XXXL

 

 

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