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Here at Larimeloom you will find three different sizing systems: One Size, XS-XL, and Custom made.
These are used for different style garments, and you can refer to your actual body measurements to figure out the correct size for you.
If you do not quite match, or if you want an extra perfect fit, no problem! Just send me your measures and I will customise the design to suit your specific body! We are all different, let’s celebrate that!
Your Larimeloom size may be different than it is in other brands – that is totally normal! You may also choose to wear a different size than our chart recommends – that is okay too!
This page is your guide to using all the tools we have available to help you select the best size.
The Standard Size chart
The most useful chart is the Standard Size Chart. This runs from XS to XL. If you fall between sizes, let the most relevant measurements guide your choice.
For example, the hip measurement is usually he most important factor in selecting a skirt. If you are a size M in the hip but a size S in the waist, then I’d recommend the M to ensure you’re able to pull the pant on over your hips. If you are a size S in the hip but a size M in the waist, I’d recommend the S since the elastic will stretch to accommodate your waist, and if it has a zipper you can easily have it taken in (it’s much harder if not impossible to make a garment larger).
You will find mention in the listing description of what measurement is the key measurement when it is particularly relevant. Take note of that and order the size that matches the key measurement the closest.
If you are unsure, simply opt for custom made and I will make sure the garment fits properly!
The One Size chart
Then there are a few pieces, like extra loose tunics, oversized, draped cardigans and such, that need very little fitting indeed, but may be a bit overwhelming if you are petite, or under-whelming if you are on the larger side.Enter the One-Size size chart! This sizing is used for the roomier, more relaxed fitting garments that are the most flexible in terms of size and that can be worn a variety of ways.
This chart is purposefully vague, the OS – size spans the XS to S measures, OS covers S to L and OS + covers L and XL frames. Size up or down from the recommended size based on your measurements to achieve your desired look. The OS garments also have the most variation in fit across bodies – they fit a bit differently on everybody, and we love that!
The most accurate sizing of all is custom sizing. To take advantage, all you need to do is measure yourself and then send me your measurements either via email or via the “Get a custom fit!” option when you order.
Each product page will let you know the key measures needed to achieve the perfect intended fit for the garment in question and you are welcome to add any note and comment you might have.
For bonus points.. send a picture of yourself. Getting a visual of your proportions is invaluable!
How to figure out your size
To choose the right size, you will need to obtain your body measurements. Then, locate your measurements on our chart to see which size matches them most closely.
You should do this with only undergarments on, standing, and you should pull the tape snug.
If you don’t have a tape measure, you can take the measures with a piece of cord and then measure the cord with a ruler.
Here are the most relevant measures, and some tips on how to take them
- Measure around the fullest part of your bust wearing a good bra (if you normally wear one
- Measure around the narrowest part of your waist (this should be right around your belly button, if you are confused can tie a ribbon around your waist too, the place where it settles is the smallest part of your waist, it could be higher then your belly button, even up to your ribs)
- Measure around the fullest part of your hips (this is different on everybody, you want the largest measurement whether that’s around your seat or the top of your thighs).
- Your total height head to toe.
Additional measures, which can be useful depending on the garment ordered, for a customised fit:
- For sleeves, measure your arm starting at your underarm all the way to the desired sleeve length, and then from the tip of your shoulder bone, where it tilts from shoulder to arm when your arm is relaxed.
- Measure your bicep at the fullest part.
- The shoulder to nipple length is useful for getting the fit right on tops and dresses with seaming and darts.
- Measure dress and top lengths from the top of your shoulder where the bra strap will sit, and let the tape fall vertically, passing to the side of your bust.
- Measure skirt lengths from where you want the top of the waistband to the bottom hem.
- Your inseam starts at the crotch and ends at the floor, barefoot. it is useful for pants.
- Your hipbone circ. is useful for skirts, pants and fitted tops.