The Measuring Tape is Your Friend: Printable Chart for Online Clothes Shopping

You may know by now that I’m not the biggest fan of online clothes shopping.  I like to be able to try on clothes before purchasing them so that I can get a feel for the quality in make and the fabric used, and simply, figure out if it looks as good on me as it looked in the magazine.  That said, I do shop online quite a bit, mostly on sites that don’t have a local store for me to visit in person, and I have one necessary “tool” that I keep by my computer at all times: a body measurements chart.

If you shop online for clothes, regardless of body type, you really need to keep your sizing measurements handy to get the right fit, each and every time you make a purchase.  What’s one store’s size L could be another store’s size M or XL, so by having your measurements available, you’ll limit the need to return clothes simply because they didn’t fit properly!  With that type of guesswork out of the way, you can then spend your time determining if you look better in floral or leopard prints instead. 😉

I’ve done the hard bit for you, by finding the most used measurements required for online size-chart comparisons (every site you purchase clothes from should have a size chart for you to compare your numbers with,) and have created a one page double-sided printable for you to jot your inches down.  Now all you have to do is print both sides onto a page to create a folded card (so that your measurements aren’t laying about for anyone to see,) find your measuring tape, and enter the number of inches into each corresponding box in the chart. 

I can tell you from experience that finding the correct measurements is much easier if you find a friend to help you out, but its not too difficult to do so on your own if you prefer.

Download Online Shopping Measuring Chart PDF to print.

If you have any Qs, please don’t hesitate to ask below! 🙂

Happy shopping!

Living in Superman’s Metropolis (aka Toronto, Canada), Aeryn Lynne found a way to entirely over-share everything she loves, and make a career out of it! Ultimately a geek, she waxes poetically over technology, squees over comic art, hunts down the nerdiest places to visit and literally sparkles, thanks to her makeup addiction. Read More…

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8 Comments on “The Measuring Tape is Your Friend: Printable Chart for Online Clothes Shopping

Lyne Proulx
September 7, 2013 at 11:26 am

Thanks for taking the time to do this! I just downloaded the chart as this will be so useful when I shop for clothes online.

Aeryn Lynne
September 7, 2013 at 12:20 pm

Thanks Lyne! Hope it helps! 🙂

Kerrie @ Family Food and Travel
September 7, 2013 at 1:41 pm

What a great tool to have. In the past I have used the ones provided by companies but they are not as great as this one.

Bonnie Way
September 7, 2013 at 2:33 pm

Thanks! I grew up sewing my own clothes, so I was used to measuring myself (or having my mom measure me) for sewing purposes. I still have a sewing tape measure and I’ve used it whenever I order online, but I never remember my measurements so having a card like this would be so much easier than digging out my tape measure each time! 🙂

Sarah at Journeys of The Zoo
September 7, 2013 at 2:44 pm

Great idea. Since having kids, I can’t seem to find time to go shopping so online stores are my friend. The problem is that as my size fluctuates, I don’t know what size I am. Off to take some measurements.

Besos, Sarah
Blogger at Journeys of The Zoo

Name *Jenn
September 7, 2013 at 8:59 pm

GREAT tool!! Thanks for doing the grunt work! 😉

Virginia Fynes
December 4, 2013 at 1:43 pm

Thanks for this Aeryn! I’m always so hesitant to buy things online, useful tool!

Cheryl Grandy
December 8, 2013 at 11:55 pm

I can never remember what my measurements are and every time I measure, I jot them down on a scrap of paper which I quickly misplace. Now I have a measurement card I can keep. Thank you.


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