Figuring out the size of a MADZ item is easier than you think!
Not sure if that article fits you? Each of our product descriptions lists the exact measurements of our items. To make sure the item fits you, grab a ruler ribbon and measure yourself according to the following instructions.
1. Bust Size: under the arms at the largest point of your chest (at the point of the breasts). Remember: under your arms, not around them.
2. Underbust: Measure the area just below the bust. For bras and swimsuits, preferably measure right against the skin.
3. Waist: At the hollow of the waist, which is the thinnest part of your waist.
4. Hips Circumference: Standing with your heels firmly together, measure around the fullest part of your hips. Be sure to keep the tape straight and parallel to the floor.
5. Sleeve Length: Keep your arms relaxed (but definitely not tense) at your sides. At the top of the arm, place the ruler ribbon at the shoulder drop. At the bottom place the ruler ribbon at the birth of the thumb at the first joint.
6. Inseam: Make sure you are in pants that fits you well and barefoot. Then, take the measurement from the seam on the inside of the pant leg to the floor.
Tops, Dresses, Jackets and Coats
- Length: Garment is measured from the shoulder seam to the bottom edge of the hem.
- Length (for backless and strapless dresses): measured from the top edge to the hem.
- Bust, Waist, Hip Circumference: measured from the bust, waist and hip seam, going around to return to the same point.
- Sleeves: measured from the shoulder seam to the bottom edge of the hem.
Pants, Jeans, Skirts and Shorts
- Length: measured from the top seam of the pants to the bottom edge of the hem.
- Inseam: measured from the seam on the inside of the pant leg to the floor.
- Waistband: measured from the top seam, right to left.
- Hem Width:we measure the width of the bottom edge of the hem from the seam, from right to left.
If you’re between sizes, prefer the one above to avoid the pudgy effect (especially after dinner) or the pants that crack (might as well avoid unpleasant surprises).
To estimate your foot length:
- Support it against a wall on a piece of cardboard and measure from that support to the ball of your foot. Be sure to keep your heel pressed against the wall and your foot flat on the paper.
- Draw a line in front of the end of the big toe.
- Measure the distance from the edge of the sheet to the line.
If you hesitate between two sizes, opt for the one above: in winter, you can always put on a thicker pair of socks without feeling compressed, especially if they are boots.