How do you measure your upper body for best fit of a Sweatshirt?

How do you measure your upper body for best fit of a Sweatshirt?

Chore Girl

To measure your upper body and choose the best fit size for buying a sweatshirt, follow these steps:

  1. Chest Measurement:

    • Use a measuring tape and measure around the fullest part of your chest, typically just under your armpits. Make sure the tape is snug but not too tight.
  2. Shoulder Width (Optional):

    • Measure across the top of your shoulders from the edge of one shoulder to the other.
  3. Sleeve Length:

    • Measure from the top of your shoulder down to the point where you want the sleeves to end (wrist or mid-forearm).
  4. Length:

    • Measure from the base of your neck (where the collar of the sweatshirt would sit) down to where you want the sweatshirt to end (hip, waist, or below the waist for an oversized look).
  5. Waist/Hip Measurement (Optional):

    • Measure around your waist or hips, depending on where you want the sweatshirt to sit. This measurement is important if you want a more tailored or oversized fit around the waist or hips.

Guide hoe to measure your upper body for the best fit of a sweatshirt


To choose the right size for your desired fit:

  1. Fitted Look:

    • If you want a more fitted look, select a sweatshirt size that closely matches your measurements. It should fit comfortably without excessive looseness.
    • Fitted Look Black Sweatshirt
  2. Regular Fit:

    • To achieve a standard or slightly loose fit, choose a size slightly larger than your actual measurements but not overly baggy.
    • Regular Fit Sweatshirt
  3. Oversized Look:

    • For an oversized look, go up a size or even two, especially in the length and width. Keep in mind that an oversized fit may be intentionally loose and roomy, so make sure it's not too big for your comfort.
    • Oversized Look sweatshirt
  4. Check the brand's sizing guide:

    • Different brands may have slightly different sizing standards, so always check the brand's specific sizing chart and recommendations.
  5. Consider personal preferences:

    • Keep your style and comfort preferences in mind. Some people prefer a looser, more relaxed fit, while others like a snug or tailored appearance.
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