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How to Measure Yourself for the Perfect Fit

You’ve probably heard the old saying: ‘Measure twice, cut once’. It’s great advice for a lot of things, including your online clothing orders. After all, no one wants to go through the hassle of organising a return on the pair of pants they’re in desperate need of for work.
But as good as this advice is, the thought of picking up a measuring tape and contorting it around yourself in front of a mirror is enough to make most people simply risk ordering their regular size and hoping for the best.
Alternatively, you may be you’re thinking, “I already know my measurements from the bridesmaid fitting I had 5 years ago”. And if that’s the case, we love your optimism but would also argue that it couldn’t hurt to double-check these figures and be sure.
So, as confronting or unnecessary as it may seem, we’d like to remind you that measuring yourself really is the best and most straightforward way to ensure a perfect fit when ordering clothing online. As uniforms experts, we’ve got the whole process down to an art and are here to teach you exactly how easy it is to do…

Step 1. Get Starkers 😏


Overkill? You might be right. If you do choose to wear clothes, ensure they’re fitted and don’t add any bulk to your frame (sorry, shapewear doesn’t count).


Step 2. Forget Everything You Learnt in Anatomy Class 🧠


Just kidding. Exactly where you need to measure yourself is similar for any gender and remains pretty self-explanatory. The most common measurements include:


COLLAR/NECK: Measure all the way around the centre of your neck.


BUST/CHEST: The fullest part of your chest/bust and back.


WAIST: The smallest part of your torso (or just above the hip bones for males).


HIPS: The fullest part of your hips and thighs.


Step 3. Measure Like a Pro ⭐


Now it’s finally time to whip out the tailors measuring tape. Don’t have one? No worries. You can also use that paper measuring tape you got from IKEA on your last visit or a piece of ribbon that you can mark and measure with a ruler.

When measuring, stand naturally straight, relax your stomach and try to keep your arms by your side. Keep the measuring tape flat against your skin (but don’t stretch it!) and try sitting down, bending over, and standing back up to check that the tape doesn’t restrict your movement.

Prefer your clothing on the looser side? Add a finger width (or two) between your body and the measuring tape to ensure a loosey-goosey fit.


Step 4. Consult the Size Guides 🔎


Now that you’ve got your expertly taken measurements, it’s time to play matchmaker with these numbers and those in the size guide.

In a perfect world, we’d all fall right into the middle of a size bracket and have no qualms about checking out. But what if you fall between sizes? Or you can’t find one that otherwise works for your measurements? Then it’s time to reach out to our friendly and knowledgeable customer care team who’ll go above and beyond to find a solution that works for you. Our Made-For-You service, for one, ensures that our uniforms are made to fit (quite literally) everybody.

Et voilà! Everything you need to ensure your next online clothing purchase fits you like a glove. So, the next time you’re tempted to ditch the tape and order your ‘regular size’, remember just how easy it is to pick the right size the first time.


Are you and your team ready to reap the benefits of a well-fitting uniform? Get in touch.