Looking your best usually involves a trip to the store and several hours looking through lots of womens clothing on the rack. Sure that dress is a pretty color and the cut is delicious, but does it fit you the way it should?
There are several standards to follow in trying on womens clothing to make sure it really fits you. That size on the label just doesn’t fit every single woman in that particular height/weight group. There are differences in shoulder width, arm length, upper arm circumference, bust, waist, hips, buttocks, thighs and even leg length. So, in reality the same size 14 that fits one woman won’t fit another, yet that other woman can easily (and often does) find a well fitting garment in another brand that’s also a size 14. It’s ironic, but tends to be the problem with the mass produced womens clothing available these days.
Fitting Womens Clothing
It’s important to make sure you try on everything you are going to buy at the store. Don’t be afraid of the changing rooms. Bras and underwear may be something you’ll hesitate to try on, but you can certainly try out all other kinds of outerwear from the hat on your head to the shoes on your feet.
When looking at yourself in the mirror pay close attention to how a particular piece of womens clothing lays on your body.
The shoulder seams on a top should lay just over the edge of the shoulder. If a seam hangs too far over the shoulder it will make your sleeves look too large and blousey. If the seam lies too high up on the shoulder your top will be uncomfortable and feel tight in the armpits.
Also pay attention to the bust area. The top should fit comfortably against the bust with plenty of room to move. Your bust should not strain against the fabric nor should the fabric hang down the front of your bust making it appear saggy.
Make sure you move your arms, rolling them above your head, holding them straight out to your sides and so forth. The top you are wearing should feel comfortable no matter what position you are in. The sleeves shouldn’t feel tight. Long sleeved shirts should cover your arm all the way to just beyond the bony part of your wrist when you hold it straight out.
When trying on pants they should also cover your legs just past the bony part of your ankle. When you sit down they shouldn’t ride up your leg more than an inch or so.
The crotch of the pants shouldn’t hug too tightly, nor should it hang down too far. Place two fingers between the waistband of your pants and your stomach while you are trying them on. They should fit easily without straining your pants, so your tummy has a little room to expand throughout the day.
Fitting womens clothing at the clothing store is a good way to ensure that you make your way home with the right clothing for you.