Style Profile: How Do I Find the Right Size?

Let’s face it: Picking the right clothes online can be a gamble. With over 250+ brands we have on board, sizes may vary, and receiving pieces you’ve picked so carefully in the wrong size can be a major disappointment! So what’s a subscriber to do when it comes to deciphering sizes and making sure everything fits?

On the Style Theory app, we have a Size Guide for all items, detailing the measurements for each item size. This allows you to compare the measurements to your own body measurements and find the best size possible in all our items!

1. Measure Yourself

The first, and perhaps the most important, thing you can do is grab a measuring tape and get a proper measurement of yourself. Not sure where to start? Here’s a foolproof technique that helps you find your real shape and embrace your silhouette, rather than work against it.

2. Know the Difference

Sizing inconsistencies can be attributed to different fabrics, types of garments, and even different cuttings. That’s why we’ve deep-dived into each category of clothing items to help you rent without the frustrating experience of second-guessing your choices. Once you’ve mastered our Size Guide, you’ll be an ace at picking out sizes that fit you best!

 

A. DRESSES

 

A-Line

When it comes to dress silhouettes, women most often gravitate towards A-line or fit-and-flare styles as they look feminine without being overt, and is comfortable. Being fitted to your waist and flared out gradually to the hem, the styles you pick should accommodate your waist measurement.

Pro-tip: First, pick a size according to your waist measurement. Second, take your hip measurement to size up or down.

Straight Fit

Also known as the sheath dress, straight fit dress styles are meant for a closer fit to the body and have a nice balancing effect overall. While they work to outline and accentuate the contours of your silhouette, they should cater to your biggest measurement for ultimate comfort.

Pro-tip: Take all the measurements of your bust, hips, and waist, then pick the biggest size.

 

B. JUMPSUITS

 

The veritable adult onesie, or as we like to call it, the jumpsuit, is undoubtedly highly versatile. But ensuring that you have the right fit can be tricky. For a comfortable fit, jumpsuits or rompers should cater to the biggest measurement.

Pro-tip: Take all the measurements of your bust, hips, and waist, then pick the biggest size.

 

C. SKIRTS

 

A-Line

The fit-and-flare skirt has been a sleeper hit of the season and it makes a virtue of having a well-defined waist, no matter your body shape. Therefore, they should accommodate your waist measurements. 

Pro-tip: First, pick a size according to your waist measurement. Second, take your hip measurement to size up or down.

Straight Fit

Also known as the pencil skirt, it is one of the most universally flattering skirts when fitted correctly. And getting a pencil skirt to fit correctly isn’t difficult when you know what to look out for. They should accommodate your waist measurement and flow over the hips.

Pro-tip: First, pick a size according to your waist measurement. Second, take your hip measurement to size up or down.

 

D. TOPS

 

Regular

The best tops should allow a full range of motion, fitting comfortably around your chest, across your back, and under your armpits. Hence, blouses, shirts, and regular-length tops should cater to the bigger measurement: either your bust or waist.

Pro-tip: Take all the measurements of your bust and waist, then pick the biggest size.

Crop

Crop tops are bold and fashion-forward. While it places a spotlight on your midsection, it can be flattering for every body type if you wear them the right way. For the right fit, crop top styles should cater to either your bust or underbust.

Pro-tip: Compare your own bust measurement to the bust measurement of the crop top, or take the measurement of your underbust and compare it to the waist measurement.

 

E. PANTS

 

Fitted

We all love a good pair of pants when they fit like a second skin. Finding a pair that’s perfectly suited to your body can be tricky. Fitted or narrow pants should cater to the widest part of the bottom half of your body.

Pro-tip: Take all the measurements of your hips and waist, then pick the biggest size.

Regular

After several seasons of skintight pants, the classic straight cut or relaxed fit-and-flare is making a huge comeback. To accentuate your feminine figure with its modern silhouette, they should accommodate your waist measurement and flow over the hips.

Pro-tip: First, pick a size according to your waist measurement. Second, take your hip measurement to size up or down.

All in all, the closer your bust, waist, and hips measurements are to the item’s bust, waist and hips measurements, the better the garment is going to fit on you! If the measurements are exact, it should be an amazing fit. We also encourage you to update your measurements frequently to get the best out of every box! Have any questions about sizing? Reach out to us and our stylist will be happy to help!

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