Wide width shoe sizing and boot sizing can be complicated. It can be tough to know the difference between a “wide” width, a “C” width and a “B/C” width shoe, let alone a “DD” or a “2E”. And, once you figure out your shoe size, it can be difficult to find a retailer that carries shoes in your size. A few tips can help you find the styles, size and width you need.
You will have plus size 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.