A Guide To Measuring
For A Successful Fit

HOW TO MEASURE – WOMEN / GIRLS

The person being measured should be in light-weight, fitted clothing. Sweatshirts and sweaters should be removed. For best results, the undergarments that will be worn for the concert should be worn during measuring, sports bras should be avoided. A soft cloth tape measure should be used. If a cloth tape measure is not available, use a string or ribbon and then measure the length of the string. Have the person stand straight and tall with their legs together. The tape measure should be held snug to the body.

If measuring a large group, it is best to have one or two people measure the whole group for consistency. There is a measurement record chart on the back of our order form. A pdf version can be found on-line at www.concertattire.com under the FORMS tab.

BUST

Measure around the body at the fullest part of the bust, keeping the tape measure parallel to the floor. The arms should be down by your sides.

HIPS

With feet together, measure around the fullest part of the hip. Depending on the person’s height, this point is about 8 inches below the natural waist.

WAIST

To find your natural waist, do a standing side bend and put a finger where your torso creases. This should be about 1 inch above your belly button and the thinnest part of your torso. Measure around the body at this point, keeping the tape measure parallel to the floor.

HEIGHT

Measure the full standing height, floor to top of head. Floor length hems are highly individual. Floor length gowns ship un-hemmed. Our gowns are designed to be long enough for women 6 feet and under. Please let us know if you are over 6 feet tall. A height measurement is necessary if you are interested in any of our youth garments. Youth size charts also have a maximum height. Please note the maximum height when ordering.

NECK

This measurement is only necessary if you are ordering a collared dress shirt. Using the soft cloth tape measure, measure around the neck, putting 2 fingers under the tape measure for added space.

SHOE SIZE

Only required if you are ordering shoes.

TIPS:

How to determine if you need an adult size or youth size – Our youth garments are designed for a child’s straighter body. Our adults size range is designed for a women’s shaped body. Our youth dresses are only suited for children 5’4”, with a maximum bust of 33”. If the young lady is in transition from child to adult, consider the amount of time your child will be needing to wear this garment. If you need more assistance, please call the office.

If your measurements put you in different sizes – The bust and waist are the most important measurements to follow. You will need to pick the larger size of the two. On most of our A line dresses, there is an extra 4 inches of room in the hip. Height is very important on the youth sizes. Go up one size if the height exceeds the body size.

HOW TO MEASURE – MEN / BOYS

Measuring your group is making you crazy? Here are some helpful tips.

To measure a guy, please start with the height and weight, and record it on our chart. The person being measured should be wearing as few layers as possible. A Tee shirt is best.

NECK

Measure around the neck, loose enough to fit 2 fingers under the tape measure.

WAIST

Measure around the neck, loose enough to fit 2 fingers under the tape measure.

CHEST

Measure around the widest part of the torso, under the arms. Keep the tape measure snug to the body and parallel to the floor.

SLEEVE LENGTH

Measure from the center of the back of the neck, across the shoulder and down to the wrist bone. You can also reference our size chart G for a sleeve length suggestion based on height.

SIZING CHARTS

Measuring
is as easy
as 1, 2, 3, 4

  1. BUST: Ladies measure around the fullest part of the bust keeping the tape measure even to the floor around the back.

    CHEST: Men measure under arms, across chest.

  2. WAIST: Measure around smallest part of natural hips.

  3. HIPS: Measure around the fullest part of the hips.

  4. SLEEVE LENGTH: Measure from the center of the back of the neck, across the shoulder and down to the wrist bone.

GALS — CHART A
SIZE 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24 26 28 30
BUST 28-29 30-31 32-33 34-35 36-37 38-39 40-41 42-43 44-45 46-47 48-49 50-51 52-53 54-55 56-57 58-59
WAIST 20-24 22-26 24-28 26-30 28-32 30-34 32-36 34-38 36-40 38-42 40-44 42-46 44-48 46-50 48-52 50-54
HIPS 31-32 33-34 35-36 37-38 39-40 41-42 43-44 45-46 47-48 49-50 51-52 53-54 55-56 57-58 59-60 61-62

Add $10.00 for shaded area. Extra long/tall (over 6’) dresses are custom orders. Please call for pricing. Call for a price size 30 and higher.

GALS — CHART B1
SIZE 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24 26 28
BUST 31-32.5 32.5-34 34-35 35-36 36-37 37-38 38-39.5 39.5-41 41-42.5 42.5-44 44-46 46-48 48-50 50-52 52-54
WAIST 23-25.5 25.5-27 27-28 28-29 29-30 30-31 31-32.5 32.5-34 34-35.5 35.5-37 37-39 39-41 41-43 43-45 45-47
HIPS 33-34.5 34.5-36 36-37 37-38 38-39 39-40 40-41.5 41.5-43 43-44.5 44.5-46 46-48 48-50 50-52 52-54 54-56

Add $10.00 for shaded area. Extra long/tall (over 6’) dresses are custom orders. Please call for pricing. Call for a price size 30 and higher.

GALS — CHART B2
SIZE 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24 26 28
BUST 31-32.5 32.5-34 34-35 35-36 36-37 37-38 38-39.5 39.5-41 41-42.5 42.5-44 44-46 46-48 48-50 50-52 52-54
WAIST 23-28.5 25.5-30 27-31 28-32 29-33 30-34 31-35.5 32.5-37 34-38.5 35.5-40 37-42 39-44 41-46 43-48 45-50
HIPS 33-34.5 34.5-36 36-37 37-38 38-39 39-40 40-41.5 41.5-43 43-44.5 44.5-46 46-48 48-50 50-52 52-54 54-56

Add $10.00 for shaded area. Extra long/tall (over 6’) dresses are custom orders. Please call for pricing. Call for a price size 30 and higher.

GALS — CHART C
SIZE X-SMALL (0/2) SMALL (4/6) MEDIUM (8/10) LARGE (12/14) XL (16/18) 2XL (20/22) 3XL (24/26) 4X (28/30)
BUST 31 - 33 33 - 36 36 - 39 39 - 42 42 - 45 45 - 48 48 - 52 52 - 56
WAIST 23 - 26 26 - 29 29 - 32 32 - 35 35 - 38 38 - 41 41 - 45 45 - 49
HIPS 32 - 35 35 - 38 38 - 41 41 - 44 44 - 47 47 - 50 50 - 54 54 - 58

For shaded area: sizes 2XL and 3XL add $5.00 and for 4XL add $10.00. Extra long/tall (over 6’) items are custom orders. Please call for pricing.

GALS — CHART C1
SIZE 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24 26 28 30
WAIST 26.5 27.5 28.5 29.5 30.5 31.5 33 34.5 36.5 38.5 40.5 42.5 44.5 46.5 48.5 50.5
HIPS 37.75 38.75 39.75 40.75 41.75 42.75 44.75 45.75 47.75 49.75 51.75 53.75 55.75 57.75 59.75 61.75

Hips fall 8” below bottom of waistband. Add $5.00 for shaded area.

YOUTH GALS — CHART D
SIZE 8 10 12 14 16
BUST 25.5 - 27 27 - 28.5 28.5 - 30 30 - 31.5 31.5 - 33
WAIST 23 - 24.5 24.5 - 26 26 - 27.5 27.5 - 29 29 - 30.5
HIPS 28 - 29.5 29.5 - 31 31 - 32.5 32.5 - 34 34 - 35.5
HEIGHT up to 4'8" up to 4'10" up to 5' up to 5'2" up to 5'4"
YOUTH GALS — CHART D
SIZE X-SMALL SMALL MEDIUM LARGE
BUST 22 - 24.5 24.5 - 27 27 - 29.5 29.5 - 32
WAIST 20 - 22.5 22.5 - 25 25 - 27.5 27.5 - 30
HIPS 25 - 27.5 27.5 - 30 30 - 32.5 32.5 - 35
HEIGHT up to 4'5" up to 4'8" up to 4'11" up to 5'3"
GALS TUX & DRESS SHIRTS — CHART F
SIZE 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24
BUST 26 28.5 30 32 34 36 38 40 41.5 43 44.5 46
GUYS TUX & DRESS SHIRTS — CHART G
SIZE XS S M L XL 2XL 3XL 4XL 5XL
NECK 13-13.5 14-14.5 15-15.5 16-16.5 17-17.5 18-18.5 19-19.5 20-20.5 21-21.5
SLEEVE
LENGTH
30-31 32-33 34-35 36-37 38-39
HEIGHT 5'4" 5'5" to 5'8" 5'9" to 6'0" 6'1" to 6'4" 6'5" and taller
YOUTH TUX & DRESS SHIRTS — CHART H
SIZE B-S B-M B-L
NECK 11-11.5 12-12.5 13-13.5
SLEEVE LENGTH 24" 27" 30"

Youth shirts come with a proportionate body and sleeve length.

VESTS — CHART I
GUYS XS S M L XL 2XL 3XL 4XL 5XL
CHEST 33-35 36-38 39-41 42-44 45-48 49-52 53-56 57-60 61-64
GALS XS S M L XL 2XL 3XL
BUST 30-32 33-35 36-37 38-40 41-43 44-47 48-52

For shaded area:

- 2XL & 3XL add $5.00

- 4XL add $10.00

- Tall add $6.00

BOYS S M L
CHEST 25-27 27-29 29-31
GUYS TUX & SUIT COATS — CHART J
SIZE 34 36 38 40 42 44 46 48 50 52 54 56
CHEST 31 33 35 37 39 41 43 45 47 49 51 52
SIZE (COAT LENGTH) SHORT REGULAR LONG EXTRA LONG
HEIGHT 5'7" and under 5'8" to 5'11" 6'0" to 6'4" 6'5" and taller

Sizes in shaded area, add 20%. Sizes 58 and higher add 30%. We carry coats to size 66.

GUYS ADJUSTABLE TUX TROUSERS — CHART K
SIZE 26 28 31 34 37 40 43 46 49
WAIST 25-26 27-29 30-32 33-35 36-38 39-41 42-44 45-47 48-50

Sizes in shaded area, add 20%. We carry trousers to size 65. Longs available for 6’2” – 6’5”.

BOYS & GUYS DRESS PANTS — CHART M
SIZE 22B 24B 26B 28B 26 28 30 32 34 36 38 40 42 44 46 48 50 52 54
WAIST 22-23 24-25 26-27 28-29 26-27 28-29 30-31 32-33 34-35 36-37 38-39 40-41 42-43 44-45 46-47 48-49 50-51 52-53 54-55

Sizes in shaded area add 20%.

HEIGHT & WEIGHT ARE REQUIRED TO PROCESS GUYS’ ORDERS!