At Swaychic, shopping online doesn't mean having to take a gamble on fit! That's why we provide measurements for each size of every garment we carry - and do our best to make your shopping experience as fun and fabulous as possible!
How do I know if an item will fit me?
Every garment sold on Swaychic is specifically measured for bust, waist, and hip fit. These dimensions are provided in the "Measurements" section of each product page. Dimensions given are in inches and taken flat across the garment. The listed measurements do not include any stretch the item might have, nor do they correspond directly with the item's circumference. While it may seem unconventional to provide each item's specific measurements, it's actually the most accurate way for you to determine fit while shopping online. To best assess your fit, choose a garment that you already own and that fits you well. Lay this item flat and measure across the front. Then, compare your measurement with your desired garment's "Measurements" chart. Please note that measuring your body directly may provide misleading measurements.
To determine an accurate bust measurement, lay your measuring tool flat across the garment's front, just under the arms.
Our measurement chart provides the garment's natural waist dimension - this is the thinnest part of your mid-section. For a dress' waist measurement, find the thinnest part of the garment (the waistband) and measure it. For pants or a skirt, measure the top of the garment to ascertain its waist.
Measure the widest part of a skirt or pants, below the waistband, to determine fit. When measuring a skirt, it's best to use a garment that is fitted and not free-flowing.
To obtain the length of a top or dress, measure from the top of the shoulder to the bottom of the garment. For pants and skirts, this is the measurement from the waist to the bottom hem.
The inseam is a measurement for pants that refers to the length from the crotch to the bottom of the pant leg.
Need a special measurement for a particular item? Call us at: 1.213.749.9686 or email us now
Outerwear Ease of Fit and Comfort
When looking to purchase outerwear, we recommend that you allow for at least one inch of ease at the bust. For example, if the flat measurement across the bust of a well-fitting top is 17 inches, you should order a coat with a flat bust measurement of at least 18 inches. The extra inch will allow room for seam thickness, as well as ease of movement.
As always, the best method of ensuring proper fit is to measure a garment that already fits you well. Ideally, the garment will be similar in thickness and shape to the piece you are interested in purchasing. You may realize you prefer no ease at all - or two inches instead of one - it all depends on your particular style!