*Please note that all measurements are approximate. Used clothing is subject to stretching over time so pant waistband size may not be accurately be reflected by designer size.*

 

How & Why We Measure

In fashion, standard sizing changes from time to time and what was considered a ‘medium’ in 2012 is unlikely to fit the same as a ‘medium’ sold in 2018. This is the result of brands tailoring their designs for differing markets internationally. At Turnabout we sell garments created all over the world, to ensure the best fit for our customers, all items are measured.

 

WOMEN

CHEST: Taken from side-seam to side-seam directly under the armhole or sleeve. This measurement is then doubled for resulting chest diameter.

SLEEVE: Measured from the top shoulder seam to the cuff.

WAIST (Tops/Dresses): Measured from the narrowest part of the garment.

WAISTBAND (Bottoms): The garment is measured across the waistline from side to side. Actual waist measurements are not to be confused with the brands' size tags.

HIP: Measurement is taken from side-to-side directly at hip line.

LENGTH: Lengths are taken from the highest point of the back of the garment from the shoulder or neckline to the hem.

INSIDE LEG: The distance from the top of the inside leg seam to the bottom of the ankle.

OPENING: Measured at the bottom of the pant leg from side-to-side. This measurement is then doubled for resulting diameter.

SHOES: Shoe sizing is as per the manufacturer’s label or impressed on the sole.

 

MEN

NECK: Measured around the collar base.

SHOULDER: Measure from shoulder-tip to shoulder-tip.

CHEST: Taken from the fullest part of the garment, side-seam to side-seam directly under the armhole or sleeve.

WAIST: The garment is measured across the waistline from side to side. Actual waist measurements are not to be confused with the brands' size tags.

SLEEVE: From the centre of the collar to the tip of the shoulder and the end of the sleeve.

INSEAM: The distance from the top of the inside leg seam to the bottom of the ankle.

SHOES: Shoe sizing is as per the manufacturer’s label or impressed on the sole.