Category Archives: Finding Your Size

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How to Figure Sizes for Hats, Gloves and Socks

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. Read More

Plus Size Bra Fitting Tips from Lane Bryant

80% of women wear the wrong bra size. Most of them don’t know they are wearing the wrong size. Are you one of them? If so, you need some plus size bra fitting tips.

You may have purchased the wrong size bra to start with. Or, you might have purchased the right size bra but the bra no longer fits correctly. Your bra size changes as you gain and lose weight. Your size can also change as you age. The bra itself will change size with repeated washings. Read More

Converting International Clothing Sizes to US Sizes

Understanding international clothing sizes and shopping has become significantly easier. Gone are the days when you had to travel to a foreign country in order to purchase a fashion item. It was a great way to remember your trip; but, it was tough to know what international clothing size to buy unless you tried it on. Read More