International standardization will probably never get to clothing sizes. But this factor is very important when it is selected, especially if you buy come online stores. We will explain you how to take your measurements to determine the size of clothes.

You know, in our opinion the Russian system of notation is universal sizes. It is based on the international system of units, that is the base unit of measure is the centimeter. However, in many countries in the course of the present day pounds, inches and other unusual length of our units.

We will show how to properly measure all your convexity and concavity. But before that we would like to remind ...

WHY IMPORTANT PLEASE come to the choice of sizes

According to the law on consumer rights the store will take back the clothes or shoes the wrong size. But if you do wrong choice, that is a mistake, then you will have to pay:

  • the cost of shipping to you and vice versa;
  • fee for forming, packaging, documentation, order.

In addition, it is very disappointing to get a long-awaited order to make sure that the suit, pants or blouse you are small or big.

How to take your measurements to determine the size

So, not to be mistaken with the choice, we will dance on our clear and logical Russian sizes. clothing design, which is sewn in Belarus, normalized by the Russian GOST 31399-2009 and GOST 31396-2009. All based on the types of measurement, that is the most common, women figures.

To determine your size take a tape measure, and it is better to do it ask someone else.

How to measure the volume of the breast. Be straight, do not slouch, do not flex back. Bust measured horizontally at the most protruding chest front points, lower corner of the armpit and along the lower edge of the rear blade. The figure is the "Ribbon" at number 16.

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How to measure waist circumference. Waist circumference was measured horizontally at the narrowest point figure. Dear girl! No need to go all out to pull the belly. You do not have to report the results to girlfriends or MCH. However, to determine the size of the female is usually sufficient to measure the girth of the chest and hips.

How to measure the hips. Circumference of hip also measured horizontally at a distance of about 20 cm from the waist line of the buttocks protruding points with the abdomen protrusion. To make measurement correctly, take some flexible flat gizmo. For example, Whatman. Wrap it around the hips like a vertical front apron. And measurements as shown in the figure.

How to measure the foot length (length of the pants). Stand up straight, give a centimeter tape assistant. It must measure the distance from the waist to the floor.

To measure the length of the inner, seam stepper stand so that the distance between the feet is approximately 10 cm, evenly distribute the weight on both feet. Assistant should measure the distance from the crotch to the leg sex.


Size blouses, sweaters and other clothes except the shirt is based on the circumference of the chest. For the same quantity is determined by the size and suits, trousers, skirts. We explain how to determine the size of the clothes "on the fingers".

The resulting value of hip girth divide by 2, you can take a calculator for loyalty. For example, 96 cm centimeter showed Divide by 2: 96/2 = 48. The total number - your Russian resolution..

And if the breast girth is 98 and after dividing by 2 yields the intermediate value? Ie 98/2 = 49. Notice the difference in the girth of the chest, thighs and waist neighboring sizes. Anything that gets between neighboring numbers - indifference interval, ie the interval people will not feel much of a difference if its volume does not correspond to the "standards". This means that if you have received in the measurement of 97, 98, 99 cm, and then dividing by 2 48,5-49-49,5 have size, you can buy 48 minutes. However, it is advisable to follow the rules of mathematics and rounded to the nearest side. If the girth is 99 cm, that is, the "size" is equal to 49.5, you can buy and 50th.

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Sizes of women's clothing of the Belarusian manufacturing is as follows:

The size 38 40 42 44 46 48 50 52 54 56 58 60 62 64 66 68 70 72 74
Bust 76 80 84 88 92 96 100 104 108 112 116 120 124 128 132 136 140 144 148
waist 55 59 63 67 71 75 79 83 87 91 95 99 103 107 111 115 119 123 127
Hip girth 84 88 92 96 100 104 108 112 116 120 124 128 132 136 140 144 148 152 156

But note that there are 4 polnotnyh group. Therefore, if you find that chest girth not match the circumference of the hips, do not worry. Most likely, you have a different polnotnaya group:

  • in the first group polnotnoy girth difference between breast and hip girth instance is 4 cm, the volume of the breast 88 cm, 92 cm hips.;
  • second polnotnoy group - 8 cm;
  • polnotnoy in the third group - 12 cm;
  • polnotnoy in the fourth group - 16 cm.

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