Looking your best usually involves a trip to the store and several hours looking through lots of womens clothing on the rack. Sure that dress is a pretty color and the cut is delicious, but does it fit you the way it should?

There are several standards to follow in trying on womens clothing to make sure it really fits you. That size on the label just doesn’t fit every single woman in that particular height/weight group. There are differences in shoulder width, arm length, upper arm circumference, bust, waist, hips, buttocks, thighs and even leg length. So, in reality the same size 14 that fits one woman won’t fit another, yet that other woman can easily (and often does) find a well fitting garment in another brand that’s also a size 14. It’s ironic, but tends to be the problem with the mass produced womens clothing available these days.

Fitting Womens Clothing

It’s important to make sure you try on everything you are going to buy at the store. Don’t be afraid of the changing rooms. Bras and underwear may be something you’ll hesitate to try on, but you can certainly try out all other kinds of outerwear from the hat on your head to the shoes on your feet.

When looking at yourself in the mirror pay close attention to how a particular piece of womens clothing lays on your body.