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Ethiopian clothing-How to measure yourself?

Want to buy Ethiopian Clothing online and you don’t know what’s your size?

BUYING clothes can be a maddening experience— especially Ethiopian clothing online shopping. First of all forget about the size you might think you are. If you are “usually” a size 10 you might still be size 6 or even 14 in the website that you are looking in right now. Main purpose is to shop for fit not for a size.

What is clothing size?

 Clothing size refers to the label sizes used for garments sold off the shelf that aren’t specially designed or custom-made

So how can you know which size you are when you buy Ethiopian clothing online?

When you’re taking your measurements the overall thing that you want to think about is how you want the garment to fit.
Everybody wants their garments to fit differently; Some people want a loose fit and some wants a tight fit. Also the same person could want different garments to fit in different ways.

What does it mean?

Let us demonstrate it by giving you example:

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Link to the first dress: MAE JEMISON ETHIOPIAN DRESSES

Link to the second dress: ELIZABETH B ETHIOPIAN DRESSES

The first dress supposed to be loose fitting dress and the other one supposed to be a more fitted dress.

If you are the type of person who has curves and want to show them off you will want the first dress tighter, more like a fitted dress, so when you take your measures, you might go down a couple of inches/cm so that the dress fits and will hug your curves.

For the second one  if you want it to be more like the first one you will need to add couple of inches/cm to your measurements in order to get that effect.

Another example is these two jackets:

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First jacket: A BARRA ETHIOPIAN CLOTHING

Second jacket: BADER ETHIOPIAN JACKET

And now for the actual measuring

Standard of the shelf clothing size is a combination of 3 measurements: Hips, waist and bust when you have the 3 of them you will be able to pruchase online with best perfect fit as possible.

Each brand develops his own personal fit for each size of cloth (its happens with almost each item that involves body measures), the odds of that fit being duplicated exactly by a competing brand are slim.

That’s why almost each online store has their own size guide that helps you to determine which size are you in their brand. Once you have an idea of your size, beyond “large,” “size 10,” or “42 waist,” you’ll be able shop without fear. Remember, one company’s size 10 can be another company’s size 8.
You can find ours next to the size attribute that will help you to measure yourself and find your exact size in our shop.

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You have already your favorite brand that you always buy from and get the perfect fit?

Great, compare their charts to the measures you take of your body and to ours and you will be able to know your exact size in our company.


What happen if i’m between sizes?

Order a bigger size; You can always go to the tailor to make it smaller.


Note:
 You can also ask for a custom made size with no additional cost. Just leave us a note in the checkout page or contact us via mail in the address: info@kemisd.com. Make sure that you mention next to the measure whether its CM or INCHES.


Which measurements do we need?

Custom made garments requires measurements to be taken, so please attach the following measures(you can find in the size guides also instructions of how we take the measurements).
we STRONGLY RECOMMEND you to get your measurements with help of a PROFESSIONAL TAILOR for correct results of the measurements to avoid any mistakes. If it’s not possible, at least please get those measurements with help of someone and follow our instructions down below.

Measurements required for Ethiopian clothing online(women, men & kids):
Dresses

1. Shoulder to shoulder(from the front or the back-one side)
2. Bust-please make sure to wear a bra when taking your measurement as otherwise your garment may be a little too tight around the bust
3. Under bust(for maternity dresses only)
4. Waist-when taking this measurement keep the tape a little bit loose to allow for breathing room.
5. Hips
6. Shoulder to hemline( from shoulder to the lower edge of a garment -don’t wear any shoes unless its a floor length dress. In this case if you will be wearing high heels in your event and you want the dress to cover the shoes, measure with the shoes on)
7. Sleeve Length- make sure that you bend your arms slightly just so that you actually have the garment and you bend your arms it doesn’t look too short. Measure from the top of your shoulder, along your arm to where the wrist meets your hand, just past your wrist bone. Thats your Arm Length.  Be careful not to measure too high above the wrist, or the dress shirt’s sleeves will come to be too short.
NOTE: the sleeve length that is mentioned in our products is without bending the arm so take that in consideration.
8. Arm circumference-when taking this measurement is important to make sure it’s not too loose or too tight as it affects your sleeve size.
9. Armscye
10. Wrist circumference(for long sleeves garments)
11. Height(optional)

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Skirts

1. Waist-when taking this measurement keep the tape a little bit loose to allow for breathing room
2. Low waist
3. Hips
4. Length- From the waist until the required length(For a floor length skirts in case you want that the skirt will cover the shoes, wear the high heels that you will be wearing in the event and measure with them on you).

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Vest

1.Shoulder to shoulder(from the front or the back-one side)
2. Chest(for women and girls its bust measurement- please make sure to wear a bra when taking your measurement as otherwise your garment may be a little too tight around the bust)
3. Waist-when taking this measurement keep the tape a little bit loose to allow for breathing room.
4. Length(from shoulder to the required end of garment)

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Pants

1. Waist-when taking this measurement keep the tape a little bit loose to allow for breathing room
2. Low waist
3. Seat/Hips
4. Rise
5. Leg opening
6. Outseam- since leg length can differ, you should repeat this measurement for the other leg as well
7. Inseam
8. Thigh
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Shirts,Jackets and coats 

1. Neck
2. Shoulder to shoulder(from the front or the back-one side)
3. Chest(for women and girls its bust measurement-please make sure to wear a bra when taking your measurement as otherwise your garment may be a little too tight around the bust)
4. Sleeve length- make sure that you bend your arms slightly just so that when you actually have the garment and you bend your arms it doesn’t look too short. Measure from the top of your shoulder, along your arm to where the wrist meets your hand, just past your wrist bone. Thats your Arm Length.  Be careful not to measure too high above the wrist, or the dress shirt’s sleeves will come to be too short.
NOTE: the sleeve length that is mentioned in our products is without bending the arm so take that in consideration.
5. Length of the garment
6. Waist-when taking this measurement keep the tape a little bit loose to allow for breathing room.
7. Armscye
8. Arm circumference-when taking this measurement is important to make sure it’s not too loose or too tight as it affect your sleeve size.
9. Wrist circumference(in case of long sleeves)

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4 thoughts on “Ethiopian clothing-How to measure yourself?

  1. Dina says:

    Loved it!!! So helpful ?

    1. Thank you, so happy to know that:-)

  2. Negest says:

    Thanks a lot.
    I will for sure take that in consideration in my next pruchase❤.

    1. That’s our goal:-)

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