How to find your perfect size when shopping for vintage
Love online shopping, but loathe the guessing game with sizes?
Let me help you out! I recommend for shopping on Hott Threads is to create your own personal size chart. It’s super helpful when you’re shopping for vintage and preloved clothing, since sometimes clothes are unmarked or run a little smaller than 2020 standard sizing. Finding your measurements is super simple and only you need is a tape measure and form fitting clothes.
The key parts to measure is the chest, waist, hips and inseam. These measuring tips can apply for both men and women.
For my peeps that wear bras; wear a non-padded bra for this. Place one end of the tape measure at the fullest part of your chest and wrap it around going under your armpits and shoulder blades back to the front. Keep the tape snug, but not too tight.
Wrap the tape measure around your natural waistline. You can find it by bending to one side- the crease that forms is your natural waistline. Also your waistline is going to be about 2 inches above your belly button. Bonus tip: don’t suck in belly (you’re beautiful, there’s no need for that nonsense)., you want to have the most accurate measurements.
Stand up straight with your feet together and measure around the fullest part of your hips and booty, it’s about 8 inches below your natural waist. Use a mirror to make sure the tape is level.
This one is super easy! Wear one of your best-fitting pair of pants and grab a tape measure. Start the measurement from the crotch to your ankle.
Voila! You have your measurements!