How to measure clothing and where to take measurements

How to measure clothing

How to measure clothing

Measurements are always a key factor in buying any type of clothing on eBay since the buyer cannot try it on prior to purchase. It is important to know how to measure clothing properly for accuracy. Make sure you put the item on a clean,flat surface so you get the most accurate measurements. Make sure they are not wrinkled because that can distort the measurements. Steaming is usually and easy method. You can find one here on ebay for under $20! Use a soft measuring tape- you can find one here for $1.75 on ebay!, for Take the following measurements on each item:

measurements for clothing

Shirts, Blouse, Sweaters, Blazers
1. Bust- Measure from underarm to underarm, then double it.
2. Length- Measure from shoulder seam to the bottom of the item.
3. Shoulders- Measure from shoulder seam to shoulder seam.
4. Sleeve Length- Measure from shoulder seam to the end of the sleeve.
5. Length in back- Measure from middle of the collar in back to the end


Pants, Jeans
1. Waist- Measure across the waistband, then double it.
2. Rise- measure from the crotch seam to the top of the waistband.
3. Inseam- measure from crotch seam to the end of the pant leg.
4. Hips- Measure across the widest part of the pants, where the hips would be, then double it.

Skirts
1. Waist- Measure across the waistband, then double it.
2. Hips- Measure across the widest part of the skirt, where the hips would be, then double it.
3. Length- Measure from the top of the skirt to the bottom, directly down the middle.

Dresses
1. Bust- Measure from underarm to underarm, then double it.
2. Length- Measure from shoulder seam to the bottom of the dress.
3. Shoulders- Measure from shoulder seam to shoulder seam.
4. Waist- Measure across the waistband, then double it.
5. Hips- Measure across the widest part of the skirt, where the hips would be, then double it.
6. Sleeve Length- Measure from shoulder seam to the end of the sleeve.

Measuring Clothing for ebay and Poshmark

This article here will also help you if you are having trouble on where exactly to measure.

Based on the measurements, you can correlate them to a size if your article has no size tag, just be sure to state that your item has no tag:

standard clothes sizing

Be sure to also check out my article on 8 supplies you need to start selling on eBay here

7 essential supplies you need prior to beginning an eBay business


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