Will it fit
How to know my plus sized clothing will fit?
We understand that accurate measurements are crucial when shopping online for plus sized clothing. That’s why Curvaceous™ say "True to size" this means we provide the actual measurements of every piece of plus size clothing found on every product page below the photos we sell rather than a generalised size chart for all garments, which is often inaccurate.
It can be difficult knowing sizing since there is no standard sizing in Australia and all labels differ. We hope providing measurements of our brand helps you when shopping online. On all our measurements a couple of cms variance will be acceptable, as this does happen and is within tolerance.
You can find the measurement charts on every main product page within the description.
Scroll down the product page where you do not find estimate "to fit" measurements but the actual measurements of the garment you are looking at.
When you see 2 measurements this is from a relaxed to a gentle to firm stretched measurement.
The measurement is taken from side seam to side seam 1" under the armhole or sleeve and then doubled
Waist & Hips
The waist measurement is taken from side to side at waist and at the fullest part of the hips and doubled
From Highest shoulder point to the bottom seam unless otherwise specified on a product page
Sleeves & Biceps
A sleeve length is taken from the highest shoulder point to the seam and a bicep from one side to the other then doubled.
Under bust Seams
We grade these and take the measurement from the highest shoulder point to the under bust seam
The rise is taken from the upper waist to crotch seam front and back
We try to give as much information as possible on our product pages however we can't more columns than what we do so on somethings such as biceps or sleeve length we give from the smallest to the largest size but if this is a problem area for you, just email and ask for a measurement of the size and item you are looking at.
So what’s the best way to know the garment is going to fit?
We suggest measuring a similar fabric at home (i.e stretch or non-stretch material) to ensure a good fit, rather than your body measurements.
If you shop by your body measurements there's a few things you should remember
For most stretch garments you want your bust to not be at the end of a stretch measurement, it would be stretching the fabric too much to fit. We only give the stretched measurement at the bust, not the waist and hips.
For non-stretch garments you need to allow room, if your bust is 140cm you don't want to buy a top that is 140cm, it will be too tight! You need room to move. Allowing 10-15cm more on a no stretch garment so you have room is safe.
Measure your fullest part of your bust, natural waist line and hips. If you need extra help please feel free to email us your measurements.
With your waist and hips if you don’t want them to cling, make sure your body measurements are under the relaxed measurement shown
For dresses, the general rule of thumb for dresses are get your bust fit right and the rest of the dress falls into place.
Of course if you need any help with your plus size clothing choices please contact us with your bust, waist and hip measurement and the garment you are looking at as 99% of the time we will get the right size for you knowing your measurements.