Common Measurements

Most of our garments require these common measurements. Here’s how to take them.

Bust = 81 cm

The Bust measurement should be taken around the fullest part of your bust – across the nipples in front and at or just below your shoulder blades in the back. The measuring tape should be kept level all the way around.

Bust Measurement

Waist = 88 cm

The Waist measurement should be taken around the smallest part of your waist, usually between your lowest rib and your belly button.

Waist Measurement

Hip = 92 cm

The Hip measurement should be taken around the widest part of your hips and buttocks.

Hip Measurement - Front ViewHip Measurement - Side View

Waist to Hem for unisex shorts (aka three quarter shorts) = 28 cm

The Waist to Hem measurement is a vertical measurement that should be taken from where you took your Waist measurement down to the bottom of the hem. This could be your knee, the floor, or another length depending on which dress length you choose for a particular design.

Waist to Hem Measurement

Shoulder to Waist

The Shoulder to Waist measurement is a vertical measurement that should be taken from the top of your shoulder (where the shoulder seam of a shirt usually is) down to where you took your Waist measurement.

Shoulder to Hem Measurement

Arm Length

The Arm Length measurement measures the length of your desired sleeve, based on which sleeve length option you choose for a particular design. It should be taken from the top of the shoulder (where a shoulder seam usually starts on a shirt) down to the length you chose (such as the wrist for a full-length sleeve).

Arm Length Measurement

Arm Width

The Arm Width measurement should be taken around the fullest part of your upper arm to ensure that the sleeve will not be too tight or too loose.

Arm Width Measurement

Other Measurements

Some of our garments also require these measurements. Here’s how to take them.

Neck

The Neck measurement should be taken around your neck, near the base to ensure it won’t be too tight.

Neck Measurement

Underbust

The Underbust measurement should be taken right under where you took the Bust measurement. It should be around the rib cages, and is a measurement commonly used for determining bra size.

Underbust Measurement

Waist to Hip

The Waist to Hip measurement is a vertical measurement that should be taken from where you took the Waist measurement down to where you took the Hip measurement, taken along the side of your body.

Waist to Hip Measurement

Wrist

The Wrist measurement should be taken around your wrist, right above where your arm joins your hand.

Wrist Measurement

Inseam

The Inseam measurement is most often used for determining the length of pant/jumpsuit legs. This measurement should be taken from the top of the crotch (where the seams of a pant leg all intersect) down to the length of the pant. This length could depend on which option you choose for a particular garment, so it could be your knee, ankle, the floor, or shorter.

Inseam Measurement

Rise

The Rise measurement tells us whether something is high-rise, mid-rise, low-rise, etc. This measurement is taken by measuring from the top of where you want the pants to be, down through the crotch, and back up to the top of the pant in the back. It can be helpful to wear a pair of pants that sit where you want the HCC garment to sit while you take this measurement. This measurement can also be separated into two measurements: Front Rise and Back RiseFront Rise is simply from the intersection point of the seams at the crotch up to where you want the garment to sit in the front; Back Rise is simply from the intersection point of the seams at the crotch up to where you want the garment to sit in the back.

Rise Measurement - Side View Rise Measurement - Front View Rise Measurement - Back View

Shoulder to Hem

The Shoulder to Hem measurement measures the total length of the garment from the shoulder down to the hem. This vertical measurement should be taken from the top of the shoulder (where the shoulder seam of a regular shirt would be) down to the hem of that particular design, which could be the knee, ankle, floor, etc.

Shoulder to Hem Measurement