European clothing/shoes size chart October 10, 2017 22:46 21 Comments

European clothing sizes and shoe sizes can be confusing when shopping online. So, to make it easier when shopping European online, make sure that the European size is converted into US, Canadian and the UK and the measurements of the particular clothing you are purchasing are listed. And remember, clothing sizes are not exact, they are guidelines. Each designer sized his or her clothing differently. It is best to know your fit based on the specific designer brand you are purchasing. Notice, I used the word "fit" not your actual body size. For example, a size 4 dress in J. Crew is your perfect fit, but a size 4 dress in BCBGmaxazria may be too big or too small. Your body measurement is a size 8, but you will never fit into Chico's size 8. When it comes to shoe sizing, Paul Green shoe sizes are a perfect example. A Paul Green Size 6  shoe Aus is a size 7.5 in US. If you are buying from a resale online store, make sure to double check size conversion. Also in many cases, it is easy to communicate with a resale online store manager or owner, before purchasing. In all cases, I promptly reply to my customers within 24-48 hrs. Please check out my blogs for more on or

Paul Green Shoe Size Conversion For Women October 4, 2017 13:54 8766 Comments

How To Measure Yourself For a Dress September 15, 2017 20:02 4 Comments

 This is the best image that I found and how to measure yourself for a dress, especially if you are a online shopper.

How to Measure Yourself for a Dress

Unsure of how exactly to measure yourself before buying a dress? Get a friend to help hold a cloth tape measure and follow these easy steps …

1. Put on a comfortable fitting bra. Wrap the tape measure under your bust and remember the measurement. Add 5 inches (12.7cm) to that measurement. This is your bra size.

2. Keeping both arms by your sides, measure around your chest at the fullest point of your bust. (This is where you friend comes in!). Subtract your bra size from this measurement to find out your cup size.

3. Now measure your waistline. Your waistline is the thinnest part of your waist just above your hips.

4. Measure your hipline. Take the tape measure around the widest part of your hips.

5. Finally, measure your sleeve length. Do this by placing your arm by your side and measuring from the back of your neck, down the back of your arm to the bend in your wrist.

How to measure jeans/pants June 16, 2017 22:40 11 Comments

How To Measure:

Lay Jeans/Pants flat, face up and do not stretch or pull fabric.

  1. Waist: Measure flat across the back waistband from one side to the other with the natural dip. Double the number to get actual waist size.

  2. Inseam: Measure from the crotch seam to the bottom of the leg on the inside seam.

  3. Outseam: Measure from the bottom of the leg to the upper edge of the waistband.

  4. Leg Opening: Measure across the leg opening from side to side then double the number.

  5. Front Rise: Measure from the crotch seam to the top of the front waistband.

  6. Back Rise: Similar to the front rise, measure from the crotch seam to the top of the back waistband.

  7.  Hips: Measure across the base of the zipper from edge to edge then double the number.
The "Rise" Options: General Guidelines

Ultra-Low Rise:  7" Rise or Less.  Sits several inches below navel (waistband sits 4-5" below the navel), approx. 1-2" zipper.

  • Low Rise:  7 - 9 1/2" Rise.  Sits below navel (waistband sits 2-3" below navel), approx. 2 1/2 - 4 " zipper.

  • Mid-Rise:  9 - 11" Rise. Sits at or just below navel (waistband sits just below navel), approx. 4 1/2 - 6" zipper.

  • Classic Rise (High Rise):  10 1/2 -12" Rise. Sits just below the waist at the navel.

  • High Waisted:  12" Rise or Greater.  Sits at the waist, above the navel.


Whether a Jean/Pant is considered Ultra-Low, Low, Mid, Classic (High), or High Waist depends on the rise. The "rise" is the measurement from the crotch seam to the top of the front waistband. A lot of this measurement depends on the size and the manufacturer of the Jean/Pant. A small size jean/pant with a 9" rise will sit higher on the waistline than large size jeans/pants with a 9" rise. Each manufacturer has their interpretation of rise and what they consider to be Low, Mid, High, etc. Some jean/pant may have a long measured length but designed to sit low on the waist and therefore consider a "Low-rise".