3rd May 2016
How to measure for Jeans?
How to measure high rise jeans
We often get asked how to measure for our rockabilly jeans. In fact, do you know what the most asked question LKL HQ is?
‘I’m totally in love with your Hug Me Baby jeans, but I’m in between sizes, what should I do?’
But if you’re feeling a bit more adventurous and want to try working it out yourself…
Here’s our guide on how to measure size for jeans.
Firstly grab yourself a tape measure, and remember this, clothes sizes have changed to reflect our bodies changing over the years, the only thing that is a true reflection of you, is your reflection. Don’t worry about the label. Worry about if you feel and look good. Yeah? Yeah!
Knowing your measurements doesn’t change them. Kinda like knowing your bank balance doesn’t change how much is in there. But it does help you make decisions if you want to change them.
So, now you’re armed with a tape measure and a sense of reassurance that you’re beautiful and people love you… Here’s how to measure for jeans.
Measure around your natural waistline. For most of us, this is a couple of inches higher than your belly button. Jot this number down
Now measure around 6″/15cm lower than your waist lint to get your hip measurement. As a rough guide if you put your wrists on your natural waistline, where your fingertips finish on your hips is your hip bones. Jot this number down too.
Quick & easy cut guide
Our Classics Jeans are cut for a difference of around 10″. This is the ‘average’ hip to waist difference and works for most people. If you’re more like an 8″ difference, go for the smaller size.
Hug Me Baby’s are cut for girls with a 12″+ difference between their hips and their waist. For the most part, you KNOW if you’re this body shape. you can NEVER get anything to fit, your waist is tiny, your hips/ass is pretty full. Years of frustration.
Polly’s are based on the Classic block, they have a shorter rise and so are perfect for petite women. We’ve seen them look great on people from 8″ difference between their waist & hips all the way to 13″.
Le Wild, well…..live up to their name and are a total wild card. With a straight leg and side zip, they fit an assortment of body shapes. Basically, if you love them, unless you have a crazy hip to waist ratio, they should fit you and look great! I’ve seen girls with only 6″ – 8″ difference rock these, all the way up to 12″ so, for the most part, you can too.
If in doubt, get in touch, we’re always happy to help you find the right style.