Now that you know your measurements, it is time to put it to use! The chart below is a quick conversion chart of measurements in inches to numerical clothing sizes typically used by stores. Once you have located the number associated with your bust, waist, and hips, use the top yellow section to convert your measurements into U.S, U.K, or E.U sizes. This chart also allows you to convert your measurements into extra small (XS), small (S), medium (M), large (L), extra large (XL), or extra extra large (XXL) for tops, pants, and skirts.
When thrifting, it is important to know your measurements. It ensures that you will purchases pieces that fit your body perfectly. If you are a seamstress, ignore this article. You can easily tailor your shirt, skirt, pants, etc to correct the fitting issue. But for the average thrifter, you need to know your number.
You will need a plastic measuring tape. For obvious reasons, do not use a metal or firm measuring tape. Your only concern is finding 3 numbers for 3 areas. The first number refers to your bust size. The second number refers to your waist size. The third number refers to your hips size. Write down your numbers and place it in your wallet. Now you will always have your number with you when you shop.
How To Take Your Body Measurements:
Outfit Description: Lime Green Long- Sleeved Blouse*($4.35), Denim Guess Shorts ($4.00), Bandeau Bra ($10.00 from Target), Polka-Dot Scarf**($4.00), Black Belt***($2.00), Vintage Grey Clutch Purse****
*This was my Georgia Ave Thrift Store Purchase **The scarf was attached to an older thrift store purchased shirt from Atlanta, GA. I removed it from the shirt and added it to my scarf collection ***It was an older thrift purchase from an Atlanta, GA thrift ****My grandmother was the original owner of the purse. It was a gift from her closet!
The 90's Then
The 90's Now
I am a 90's baby. So it is only right that I start the Then & Now Edition with the 90's. As a little girl, I had multiple pair of overalls varying in color, pattern, and style. As we know by now, fashion repeats itself which means . . . OVERALLS ARE BACK (with a twist). The images within the second half are examples of how to wear overalls today.
Go to your favorite thrift store(s) and keep your eyes peeled for a nice pair of overalls. You can even Google, Bing, or Yelp Denim D.I.Y projects because, more then likely, the overall purchased at a thrift store will be very basic (you could get lucky). D.I.Y projects are a great way to recreate old trends to make them current.
To promote frugal yet creative and trending fashion statements.
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