THE MEASUREMENTS TO KNOW TO CHOOSE A COAT
If you want to buy a coat without being able to try it on (which happens), it is a good idea to have your measurements on hand to make sure you make the right choice.
Once you know your measurements, it is almost impossible to make a mistake.
Here's to your tape measure!
Here's a tip that will make your life easier: if you already own a coat that fits you perfectly, you can use it as a yardstick for all your other purchases.
MEASURE A: BACK WIDTH
The measurement is taken outside the shoulder seam and the opposite is taken.
MEASURE B: CHEST CIRCUMFERENCE
You start under the armpit to draw a line to the opposite side.
MEASURE C: WAIST CIRCUMFERENCE
You start by placing your marker 18cm below the armpit.
We mark the point, and we will look for its opposite to get the waist size.
MEASURE D : WIDTH AT THE BOTTOM OF THE COAT
We come to position the end of the ribbon at the corner of the coat and look for the end.
MEASURE E: HANDLE OPENING
We put the sleeve on... and we look for the end. (This measure is almost never present in the measurement tables of the e-shops, but it can be interesting to have if you are heading towards custom-made).
MEASURE F : SLEEVE LENGTH
We start below the shoulder seam, without following the sleeve (we draw a direct line), until it opens.
MEASURE G : LENGTH OF THE BACK
Below the foot of the collar, we plate the material, and we finish in the bottom of the coat.
There you have everything you need to order a coat 🙂.
If you don't have a piece of the right size on hand, no worries! Here's how to take your measurements...