You will have bra fit problems if it is the wrong size or the wrong style for your figure. For example, if the band is digging into your rib cage you might need a larger band size. But, if your problem is a sagging bust line, you might be wearing the right size but you just need to avoid styles with a stretchy back or stretchy straps.
Knowing how to figure sizes for hats, gloves and socks can be a real mystery when you are shopping for yourself or for a gift.
- Who would wear a size 7 1/2 hat? Is a 7 1/2 hat the same size on the woman’s hat as a size 7 1/2 men’s hat?
- Who would wear a size medium men’s glove and why is it bigger than a medium women’s glove?
- What is a size 9-11 sock? Does that relate to shoe size? If so, what size sock should a woman wear if she wears a size 7 1/2 shoe?
What exactly do these size numbers mean?
How to Guide: Sizes for Hats, Gloves and Socks
The key to successfully measuring for hats, gloves and socks is the cloth tape measure. If you don’t have a cloth tape measure, just take the head, hand or foot measurement using a non-stretchy tape or string, and then measure the tape or string against a yardstick or metal tape.
The key to a well-fitting boot is knowing the widths of wide calf boots. Typically a woman’s boot is designed to fit a calf of 14″-15″ even if the foot of the boot is a wide width (such as a 12W). If your calf is larger than 15″, you will need to purchase wide calf boots.