Your Size & Shape

Your Size

We are all aware there are sizes and sizes, with difference all over the world and within the same market, we understand that ON LINE shopping can be disappointing when your item arrives and the sizing is different to what you expected.

 To ensure you get what you want, we work wery hard on meeting the measurements below and ask you to take a look at these together with our comments on the particular item on the web in relationship to deviation to the sizing chart.

 You know your real size, compair your real size to the chart and the comments on the product description. If all this fails and the product is delivered and there is still a size problem return it free under our return policy.

We want you to feel and look good in our products, the correct size is most important, let us work together to ensure you look great

Measuring Tips

• Use your exact measurements when selecting your size
• Keep the tape firm, but not tight
• Measure over under garments
• Ask someone to measure you

Bust:  Measure around the fullest part and across the shoulder blades-(key measure for tops and loose fitting dresses)

Waist:  Measure around natural waistline keeping tape comfortably loose-(key measure for loose fitting skirts)

Hip:  Measure around fullest part of seat, approx. 22cm down from the waist - (key measure for trousers, jeans, narrow fitting skirts and dresses)

Body Measurements

SIZE 8 10 12 14 16
Bust (cm) 83-84 88-89 93-94 99-100 105-106
Waist (cm) 64-65 69-70 74-75 80-81 86-87
Hip (cm) 91-92 96-97 101-102 107-108 113-114

Sizes and Equivalents XS-XL

XS S M L XL
8 10 12 14 16

Your Shape

It can certainly be tricky trying to find the right clothes for your body, so when it comes to dressing for individual body shapes it is all about balance. Clothes can greatly influence our appearance by enhancing our favourite features or drawing attention away from certain areas.

There are many different body types but we have narrowed it down to the four basic shapes – the pear, the apple, the hourglass and the yardstick. Find your shape below and we’ll give you some tips on what to wear

Pear

Pear shaped bodies are fuller around the hips and thighs, but smaller around the chest and shoulders. If a pear gains weight, most of it will go to their lower half. The pear shape has many redeeming qualities in the upper body including slender arms, and average size breasts that will easily fit into a gorgeous strappy top.

Do’s
As a pear shape you will want to show off your upper half! Try drawing focus with patterned or brightly coloured tops, opulent necklaces or large collars. Medium length jackets are great for you as well. V-neck tops work wonders for this body shape, as well as boat neck cuts. On your bottom half, go for straight cut pants or skirts in solid colours – you can’t go wrong with black!
 
Don’ts
Avoid wide, pleated and patterned skirts as they will draw attention to your lower half. Also, steer clear of high-waisted pants as they only tend to make your bottom look bigger than it is.
 
Apple
Apples are at their fullest around the middle with a bigger tummy, shapely breasts and broad shoulders. If an apple gains weight, most of it will go to their waistline. Apples can be redesigned with the right clothes!
 
Do’s
If you are an apple go for simple cuts. Straight cut blouses are great, as are flowing fabrics and longer-style jackets that come to the top of your thighs. Long necklaces and flowing scarves will work wonders for this shape.
 
Don’ts
Stay away from ‘tent’ like tops, you want a straight cut. Straight-leg pants are great, but tight pants and skirts should be avoided. Steer clear of horizontal block stripes, try vertical lines instead as they draw the eye up and down the body rather than across it.
 
Hourglass
According to surveys the hourglass is the most desirable body shape among women, however it can be challenging to dress a body that is curvy at the bust as well as the hips. If an hourglass was to gain weight it would distribute evenly across your curves. Marilyn Monroe was an hourglass and still managed to be the sexiest woman in Hollywood, so why cover yourself up!? Statistics show that most men prefer a curvy woman, rather than one that is rail thin.
 
Do’s
Balance is key with this body shape. Clothing that brings out your waistline is great such as tops that are drawn in or waisted belts. Sleek shapes and soft materials work well, as do wrap styles including dresses or blouses. When it comes to jackets, choose one that has a sleek waistline.
 
Don’ts
Stay away from clothes that are too wide, you may be trying to camouflage some areas but you will end up looking larger than you are. In saying that, stay away from clothes that are too tight. Avoid stiff materials and high round necklines.
 
Yardstick
The lucky yardsticks among us can wear just about anything. Yardsticks have a slender, straight frame from top to toe. This body shape is generally lean and athletic. If a yardstick gained weight it would distribute evenly around their frame. When it comes to yardsticks the aim is to add dimension to the body.
 
Do’s
Blouses look great on yardsticks, especially if striped or patterned. Try pleated skirts, short blazers or a gorgeous ruffled dress!
 
Don’ts
Nothing really looks terrible on a yardstick but to help create a shapely silhouette avoid tops and dress that are plain and skin tight.
 
 

Our philosophy at Bojangles is focused on producing clothes that fit well and are flattering, because we all want to look our best!