One of the most common questions customers have is, “Measurements?” The easiest way to avoid this is by listing the measurements when you list the item. When the item is pants or jeans the customer wants to know the inseam usually. I don’t do measurements unless someone asks, but I have started to at least measure the length or inseam of the item, so I can at least have that in the description.
Here is a general guide on how to measure jeans or pants. Keep in mind that all measurements are done with the jeans laying on a flat surface and not stretched.
1. Waist: Measure flat across the back of the waistband from one side to the other (I always go left to right). Double the number to get actual waist size. This number will be different from the size of the jean because they don’t always sit at a woman’s natural waist.
2. Inseam: Measure from the crotch seam to the bottom of the leg on the inside seam.
3. Outseam: Measure from the outer bottom of the leg opening to the top outer of the waistband.
4. Leg Opening: Measure across the leg opening from side to side then double the number.
5. Front Rise: Measure from the crotch seam to the top of the front waistband.
6. Back Rise: Measure from the crotch seam to the top of the back waistband.
7. Hips: Measure the widest part of the item by the waist. Usually this is across the base of the zipper from edge to edge then double the number.