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Here are some guidelines about how to measure yourself.

BUST: Measure over the shoulder blades and around the fullest
part of the chest
WAIST:   Measure around waistline, keeping the tape slightly loose
HIPS:   Measure across the fullest part of the bottom
INSIDE LEG:   Measure from inside seam to the bottom of the trouser leg

Our products are in UK women's sizes. The chart below outlines measurements and shows a comparison between UK and international sizes.

Women's Clothing Sizes        
UK 8 10 12 14 16
USA 6 8 10 12 14
Continental 36 38 40 42 44
Japanese 7 9 11 13 15
Bust 32" 34" 36" 38" 40"
Waist 24" 26" 28" 30" 32"
61cm 66cm 71cm 76cm 81cm
Hip 35" 37" 39" 41" 43"
  89cm 94cm 99cm 104cm 109cm

Some styles are sized small, medium and large. The chart below shows explains the sizes.

Order Size S8/10 M12/14 L14/16
Bust 32"-34" 34"-37" 37"-40"
cm 81-86.5 86.5-94 94-101.5
Hips 33"-36" 36"-39" 39"-42"
cm 84-91.5