How to Measure Yourself
On each product page, the measurements listed reflect the maximum body measurements a garment is expected to accommodate. Japanese fashion designers almost always produce “one size” clothing, which usually fits most people from size 6–12 by incorporating elasticated waist bands, shirred back panels and/or sections of ribbon lacing. Since each garment and brand varies greatly, we have listed the maximum bust, waist and hip sizes, as well as the sleeve length or armhole measurement when necessary.
The best way to gauge how a garment will fit is to take a tape measure and accurately measure your body in centimetres (cm), according to the diagram below. Then compare your measurements against those in the product listing.
A – Bust. Measure around the fullest part of your bust, ensuring the tape is level at the back.
If you have any questions on measuring yourself, garment sizing, or anything else, please feel free to send us an email here. Thank you!