For owners of a standard figure, the height and volume of the body are directly proportional and, when determining the size of the clothes, one can be guided by growth. For children's clothing, as a rule, the size corresponds to the height in centimeters. But to accurately determine the size of adult clothing, you need to additionally measure the main body volumes: chest, waist and hips.
It is necessary
Measure from heels to crown, always without shoes. If it differs from those indicated in the system, then round towards the nearest figure (up or down, respectively).
Measure the volume of the chest: circle the measuring tape around the chest along the most prominent points, the tape should fit snugly, but not tighten. Make sure it is parallel to the floor.
Measure your waist: visually determine the narrowest place in the abdomen, circle the measuring tape tightly around it, while maintaining the natural state of the abdomen, that is, you do not need to pull in or inflate it.
Measure the volume of the thighs: measure at the most prominent points like the previous volumes, without tightening, but tight enough.
For Russia, women's and men's sizes are determined as follows: divide the chest volume by 2. That is, if your girth is 88 cm, then this corresponds to 44 sizes. True, the sizes are only even, therefore, if necessary, round up or down to the nearest one, taking into account your body size and clothing model. In addition, for clothes made in Russia, there is the following gradation in and approximate correspondence in size: I - 158 cm - size 40-42, II - 164 cm - size 42-44, III - 170 cm - size 44-46, IV - 176 cm - size 46-48, V - 182 cm - size 48-50, VI - 188 cm - size 50-52, VII - 194 cm - size 52-54.
When ordering German women's clothing from catalogs, pay attention to the letter designations next to the dimensions:
letter K - for height 160 cm, letter N - height from 165 to 172 cm, letter L - height more than 172 cm.
For American clothing designed for tall men, the letter T (MT, XLT) is sometimes added to the letter designation. Different countries have a different system of sizes and sizes, their approximate ratios can be found in the tables posted on many sites. When determining the correspondence of volumes and sizes, focus on a larger volume or on one that is fundamental for a given type of clothing.