How To Measure

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Remove any bulky clothing (e.g. jumpers). Place the measuring tape under the arms and measure around the fullest part of the chest. Ensure arms are lowered and hanging loosely by the sides and that the measuring tape is not too tight (to allow for growth).

It may help to do this against a wall or door frame. Stand child up against a wall with shoes off, feet flat and heels together. Shoulders should be relaxed. Looking straight ahead. Measure from the crown of the head down to the base of the feet. Making a small mark on the wall and measuring from the mark to the floor may make this easier.

Measure around the base of the neck with two fingers between the measuring tape and skin to ensure shirt is not too tight.

Measure from the shoulder to the desired length. We advise adding an inch or two to allow for growth. Note: Please check your school uniform policy for pinafore length.

Remove any bulky clothing (e.g. jumpers). Measure around the natural waistline (this is around the belly button just above the hip bone). Make sure the garment is not too tight and allow two finger space.

Measure the length from the waist down to the desired length. Note: Please check your school uniform policy for skirt length.

Measure from the top of the inside leg (near the groin) to the floor (if a shorter length is preferred, then you can measure to the point just below your ankle bone).

Measure from the waist to the floor (if a shorter length is preferred, then you can measure to the point just below your ankle bone).

Remember to measure both feet, making a note of the longest. Place your foot on a flat surface with your heel against a straight edge. Place a ruler beside your foot touching the straight edge your heel is also touching, then take the length in centimetres from the tip of your longest toe to your heel. (Please be aware that your longest toe may not always be your big toe.)

Measure the circumference of the head at the point just above the ears with two fingers between the measuring tape and skin to ensure the morf or graduation cap is not too tight.

Remove any bulky clothing (e.g. jumpers). Place the measuring tape under the arms and measure around the fullest part of the chest. Ensure arms are lowered and hanging loosely by the sides and that the measuring tape is not too tight (to allow for growth).

It may help to do this against a wall or door frame. Stand child up against a wall with shoes off, feet flat and heels together. Shoulders should be relaxed. Looking straight ahead. Measure from the crown of the head down to the base of the feet. Making a small mark on the wall and measuring from the mark to the floor may make this easier.

Measure around the base of the neck with two fingers between the measuring tape and skin to ensure shirt is not too tight.

Measure from the shoulder to the desired length. We advise adding an inch or two to allow for growth. Note: Please check your school uniform policy for pinafore length.

Remove any bulky clothing (e.g. jumpers). Measure around the natural waistline (this is around the belly button just above the hip bone). Make sure the garment is not too tight and allow two finger space.

Measure the length from the waist down to the desired length. Note: Please check your school uniform policy for skirt length.

Measure from the top of the inside leg (near the groin) to the floor (if a shorter length is preferred, then you can measure to the point just below your ankle bone).

Measure from the waist to the floor (if a shorter length is preferred, then you can measure to the point just below your ankle bone).

Remember to measure both feet, making a note of the longest. Place your foot on a flat surface with your heel against a straight edge. Place a ruler beside your foot touching the straight edge your heel is also touching, then take the length in centimetres from the tip of your longest toe to your heel. (Please be aware that your longest toe may not always be your big toe.)

Measure the circumference of the head at the point just above the ears with two fingers between the measuring tape and skin to ensure the morf or graduation cap is not too tight.

Average Sizes and Garments

Girls

Age 3yrs 4yrs 5yrs 6yrs 7yrs 8yrs 9yrs 10yrs 11yrs 12yrs 13yrs 14yrs 15yrs 16yrs
Height 97cm 104cm 110cm 116cm 122cm 128cm 134cm 140cm 146cm 152cm 160cm 168cm 174cm 176cm
Chest 55cm 58cm 60cm 63cm 65cm 70cm 73cm 75cm 80cm 83cm 85cm 90cm 95cm 95cm+
Approx. waist 52cm 53.5cm 55cm 56cm 57cm 58.5cm 60cm 62cm 63.5cm 65cm      
Age 3yrs 4yrs 5yrs 6yrs 7yrs 8yrs 9yrs 10yrs 11yrs 12yrs 13yrs 14yrs 15yrs 16yrs
Height 38" 41" 43" 46" 48" 50" 53" 55" 58" 60" 63" 66" 69" 70"
Chest 22" 23" 24" 25" 26" 28" 29" 30" 32" 33" 34" 36" 38" 38"+
Approx. waist 20.5" 21" 21.5" 22" 22.5" 23" 23.5" 24.5" 25" 25.5"      

Boys

Age 3yrs 4yrs 5yrs 6yrs 7yrs 8yrs 9yrs 10yrs 11yrs 12yrs 13yrs 14yrs 15yrs 16yrs
Height 97cm 104cm 110cm 116cm 122cm 128cm 134cm 140cm 146cm 152cm 160cm 168cm 174cm 176cm
Chest 56cm 58cm 60cm 63cm 65cm 70cm 71cm 73cm 75cm 78cm 80cm 83cm 88cm 95cm+
Approx. waist 50cm 53.5cm 55cm 58.5cm 61cm 63.5cm 66cm 68.5cm 71cm 73.5cm 76cm    
Age 3yrs 4yrs 5yrs 6yrs 7yrs 8yrs 9yrs 10yrs 11yrs 12yrs 13yrs 14yrs 15yrs 16yrs
Height  38" 41" 43" 46" 48" 50" 53" 55" 58" 60" 63" 66" 69" 70"
Chest  22" 23" 24" 25" 26" 27" 28"  29"  30"  32"  33"  34"  36 " 38"+
Approx. waist 20" 21" 22" 23" 24" 25" 26" 27" 28" 29" 30"    

*Please note these are average sizes. Please ensure you check each products size guide for exact measurements.


Ladies Size Conversions*

Single Size UK Ladies 4 UK Ladies 6 UK Ladies 8 UK Ladies 10 UK Ladies 12 UK Ladies 14 UK Ladies 16 UK Ladies 18 UK Ladies 20 UK Ladies 22
Chest 76cm 78½cm 81cm 86cm 91cm 96cm 101cm 108½cm 116cm 122cm
Waist 58cm 60½cm 63cm 68cm 73cm 78cm 83cm 90½cm 98cm 104cm
Hips 83½cm 86cm 88½cm 93½cm 98½cm 103½cm 108½cm 116cm 123½cm 129½cm
Single Size UK Ladies 4 UK Ladies 6 UK Ladies 8 UK Ladies 10 UK Ladies 12 UK Ladies 14 UK Ladies 16 UK Ladies 18 UK Ladies 20 UK Ladies 22
Chest 30" 31" 32" 34" 36" 38" 40" 43" 45½" 48"
Waist 23" 24" 25" 27" 29" 31" 33" 36" 38½" 41"
Hips 33" 34" 35" 37" 39" 41" 43" 46" 48½" 51"

UK Shoe Size Conversions*

UK Shoe Size 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 10½ 11 11½ 12 13 14 15
Euro Shoe Size 34 35 36 36 37 37 38 38 39 40 41 42 42 43 43 44 44 45 46 46 47 48 49 50
Feet Length (cm) 12.2cm 21.6cm 22.1cm 22.5cm 22.9cm 23.3cm 23.7cm 24.1cm 24.6cm 25cm 25.4cm 25.8cm 26.3cm 26.7cm 27.2cm 27.6cm 28cm 28.5cm 28.9cm 29.3cm 29.8cm 30.6cm 31cm 32.3cm

*Please note these are average sizes. Please ensure you check each products size guide for exact measurements.

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