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Have you ever wondered about proper sizing of the clothes you are looking to buy? Maybe you are shopping for a gift and need help sizing them up for an outfit.whatever the case may be, trying to find the right size and fit can prove to be problematic. The following chart allows you to find that perfect fit which tends to elude the best of us! A big thanks to Covertress on Ebay for the help.

This is an apparel size guide for women's plus size 1X-3X or 14W-24W.

Women's Plus Size Clothes Sizing Chart

Sizing Guide -------- 1X -------- -------- 2 X -------- -------- 3 X --------

U.S. Sizes 14W 16W 18W 20W 22W 24W
Bust (inches) 40 42 44 46 48 50
Waist (inches) 31 33 35 37 39.5 42
Hip (inches) 42 44 46 48 50.5 53
Inseam (inches) 31.5 31.75 32 32.25 32.5 32.75

How to measure for the right size

Bust: Measure around the fullest part of bust under arms with arms relaxed down at sides.
Waist: Measure around natural waistline which appears as crease when bending to one side.
Hips: Measure around fullest part of body at the top of legs with feet together.
Inseam: Measure from inside crotch seam to the hem of pants that fit you well.
Rise: Measure from the crotch to top of waistband.
Pants Rise Guide
Sits above waist (inches) = 11-12
Sits at waist (inches) = 10-11
Sits low on waist (inches) = 8.5-10
Sits ultra low on waist (inches) 7-8.5
Sleeve: Measure from center back of neck, over point of shoulder, and down outside of arm past elbow to wrist with arm relaxed at side.
Skirt Length: Measure from the waist down. Skirts are measured from center front. Skirts with waistbands are measured from seams down. Skirts without waistbands are measured from top down.
Coat/Dress Length: Measure from the highest point of the shoulder down.
Tall Sizes: Women 5'7"-6'; tops 1"-1.5" longer; pants inseam 2" longer and rise 1" longer; skirts and dresses 2"-3" longer.

Here is a link for a printable tape measure. Happy Shopping!

http://pages.ebay.com/sizing/tapemeasure.pdf