Women’s Skirt Size Guide (Inches)


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UK Size 8 10 12 14 16 18
European Size 40 42 44 46 48 50
Waist 28 29.6 31.2 32.8 34.4 36
Hip Circumference 38.4 40 41.6 43.2 44.8 46.4
Length 23.2 23.2 23.2 23.2 23.6 24

Women's Skirt Sizes

Which size fits me best?

All of the measurements provided in the table above are the measurements of the final garment. You can easily determine your size using one of two methods: measuring a skirt that fits you or taking your body measurements.

Measure a skirt that fits you

Find a pencil skirt made out of non-stretch fabric that you feel comfortable in, and lay it out on a flat, firm surface. For precision, it is best if you press or iron the garment first. Using a tailor’s measuring tape, take the individual measurements of the skirt as shown on the diagram:

Waist
With the skirt fully zipped up and lying flat, measure the length of the waistband, or the distance between the side seams, at the narrowest point below the waistband. Multiply this distance by two to get a circumference.

Hips
With the skirt still zipped up and lying flat, measure the distance between the side seams, at the widest point on the hips, about 10cm / 4in below the waistline. Multiply this distance by two to get a circumference.

Length
Lay the zipped up garment face down on a firm surface. Measure the back length down the center of the garment, from the bottom of the waistband, down to the hemline, including the length of the slit.

Make a note of all the measurements, and look for the closest matching size in the table. If your measurements are between two sizes, it is usually a good idea to go one size up.

Take your body measurements

If you would like to determine the required size using your body measurements, it is a good idea to ask somebody to take the measurements while you stand still. With a tailor’s measuring tape, take the individual measurements as described

Waist
Take a measurement around the narrowest point in your waistline, while breathing normally. Add 7cm / 2.5in to the measurement for freedom of movement.

Hips
Take a measurement around your hips, at the widest point of your pelvis. Add 7cm / 2.5in to the measurement for freedom of movement.

Length
Take a straight-line measurement from the point where your waistline normally sits, to the point where you would like your hemline to be.

Make a note of all the measurements, and look for the closest matching size in the table. If your measurements are between two sizes, it is usually a good idea to go one size up.

If you are still unsure which size to select, get in touch with our customer support at hello@arthurshirtley.co.uk