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Measure waist size - instructions and table

  • Measure waist size
  • Important questions
  • Table - waistband

What is actually the waistband ">

Instructions: take correct measure and table

Surely you have already noticed that the standard sizes in the garment are not uniform, but vary depending on the manufacturer. One says then casually "This is larger / smaller or narrower / narrower than label B." But why is that? The term "standard sizes" actually suggests that these sizes are uniform. But somehow that's not true.

What is the waistband?

Bundle is the length of the waistband, which is half the body circumference at waist level. The waistband sits above the waist in classic garments. Modern cuts are also available with a waist-high waistband. The waistband is at the top of a pair of pants or a skirt. If necessary, the belt loops are mounted on the waistband, that is, at this point also sits the belt.

Measure waist size

It is ideally measured in underwear with a flexible measuring tape, which is placed around the body. Make sure that it fits snugly and that it does not wrinkle or cut. Then divide the result by two to get the desired value.

If you can not measure directly on humans or just prefer to measure your favorite garment, stick to the following information to get the best possible result:

Close the garment if there is a closure! For trousers and skirts made of non-stretchy fabrics, place the garment flat in front of you so that the waistband area is as straight and wrinkle-free as possible. Now measure the waistband.

Close the garment again before measuring if possible! For garments made of stretchy fabrics, complain one end of the waistband and stretch it until no more wrinkles are visible. Measure the stretched waistband. Here you should pay attention to the tensile force of the sewn rubber (ie how far it can stretch), because otherwise the final result may look quite different despite expected exact measurement than expected. If in doubt, compare more well-fitting pants and find an average value.

Tailoring is usually done in double or double waist size in the fabric break.

Important questions

Where is the waistband used ">

The width of the waistband should be more generous in the belt, since the belt does not lie directly on the skin, but over the fabric. For stronger fabrics such as jeans or walk and also for multi-layered garments you should consider the waistband accordingly wider. If in doubt, take a well-fitting garment with belt loops and thread the tape measure through.

To return to the original question, why the so-called standard sizes are not uniform, I would like to make the following assumptions:
Not all people are built equal. Depending on which country the label comes from, people are always larger or smaller, stronger or leaner. For example, consider Asia, where people are generally a little smaller and more delicate than in Europe.

It makes a lot of difference in trousers and skirts, whether the waistband or hip sits. There are slim waistlines with wide hips, wide waistlines with slim hips and all sorts of variations in between. How is there to fit only one size of clothes on all, even if they are the same size and equal weight on the scales bring ">

Table - waistband

Not in vain are found in each mail order catalog a Maß table for the ready-made fashion. Enclosed you will always find instructions how to use them. Since there are different measuring systems in use worldwide, unfortunately it is not possible to give you a general table here. As a small support you will find here a table to convert the most common waist sizes from inches to centimeters:

inchcentimeter
2871.12
2973.66
3076.20
3178.74
3281.28
3383.82
3486.36
3588, 90
3691.44
3793.98
3896.52
3999.06
40101.60
41104.14
42106.68
43109.22
44111.76
45114.30

So there are many different measurement systems. You may have already noticed some of them because the garments from the international sale are marked several times. Here I have summarized the most popular clothing sizes as an example for you:

  • In German-speaking countries: 36, 38, 40
  • From America: XS, S, M, L
  • For jeans: 32/36, 34/34
  • After the age: 3-6 months, 3-4 years

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