Taking accurate measurements for dress shirts for women is essential to ensure a well-fitting garment. Here are the steps to take measurements for a women’s dress shirt:
You will need:
- A flexible measuring tape
- A friend to assist, if possible
- The undergarments you plan to wear with the dress shirt (for accurate measurements)
Step 1: Preparation
Wear the undergarments you plan to wear with the dress shirt, as this can affect the fit.
Step 2: Stand Straight
Stand up straight with your feet together and your arms relaxed at your sides.
Step 3: Neck Circumference
Measure your neck circumference. Place the measuring tape around the base of your neck, where the collar of the shirt would sit. Allow enough room for comfort, typically around 1/2 inch (1.27 cm) extra.
Step 4: Bust (Chest)
Measure your bust circumference. Wrap the tape around the fullest part of your bust while keeping it parallel to the ground. Ensure the tape is snug but not too tight.
Step 5: Waist
Measure your waist. Locate the narrowest part of your waist, typically above your belly button but below your ribcage, and measure it. Make sure the tape is snug but not tight.
Step 6: Hips
Measure your hip circumference. Place the tape around the widest part of your hips, ensuring it’s parallel to the ground. This is usually a few inches below your natural waistline.
Step 7: Sleeve Length
Measure your sleeve length. Bend your arm slightly and measure from the shoulder bone (where the shoulder meets the arm) to the wrist, with your arm slightly bent. This is your sleeve length.
Step 8: Shirt Length
Decide how long you want your dress shirt to be. You can measure the length from the base of your neck (where you measured your neck circumference) down to where you want the shirt to end. This will depend on your style preferences, whether you want it tucked in or not.
Step 9: Shoulder Width
Measure your shoulder width by placing the tape from the edge of one shoulder to the other, going across your upper back.
Step 10: Upper Arm Circumference
Measure the circumference of your upper arm by wrapping the tape around the fullest part of your upper arm, which is usually near the bicep.
Step 11: Wrist Circumference
Measure your wrist circumference by wrapping the tape around your wrist, ensuring a snug but comfortable fit.
- Always communicate if you have taken the measurements in inches or centimeters.
- Always mention if you have take all round measurments or single side measruements.
- Dont take measuments of stitched garments which are made in stretchable material.
- Let us know if you are confused and need help.
- Go over our detailed return/exhanges policy before placing a customised order.