What is Dress Size Calculator and why is it so popular?
Shopping for clothes is a production and let me show you why!
Sorting through sizes, making frequent trips to the fitting room, guessing how much a certain article is going to shrink in the wash; there’s a lot of trial and error when purchasing a new wardrobe.
And that’s when shopping in person!
Shopping online for clothes is an absolute nightmare. All of the elements that make it so difficult in real life are still there, only now you can’t try on any of your clothes, which is unarguably the most important part of the process.
Sizes only get you so far, as we’re all different people with wildly different body types.
There’s nothing worse than buying something online only to be disappointed when it shows up in the mail and isn’t what you hoped it would be.
This happens frequently with clothes, which rarely fit as well as we’d hoped.
Then you have to return them - and returning something you bought online is no picnic – only to start the whole process over again with a new size.
This is where the Dress Size Calculator comes in. Does it guarantee clothes that fit perfectly every time?
Of course not, but it will help you get as close as possible to that perfect fit, hopefully drastically reducing the amount of clothes you have to return in the future.
How does it work?
There’s no magic here, only numbers.
The calculator works by taking the measurements of your favorite clothes (currently limited to jumpers, sweatshirts, and hoodies) and searching the database and partnering retailers for clothing with similar measurements.
We offer helpful infographics that show you just how to get the measurements that we’re looking for, with different tutorials (here) for different styles of clothing.
It’s a simple process that anyone should be able to figure out.
What do you do once you get the measurements?
Take, for example, a sweater that you really like that has a width of just about 22-inches and a length of 28-inches.
Width and length are the most widely used parameters, so the Dress Size Calculator uses these criteria to find the most accurate results.
Inputting these measurements will return products that match as closely as possible.
The site will then show you all the articles of clothing that came close to matching your numbers.
You’ll be able to see the exact length and width of the clothes, down to half an inch, so you can see for yourself how closely they match what you’re looking for.
And though you don’t need to use them with our method, we still display the traditional industry sizes, for peace of mind if nothing else.
If everything was entered correctly, the size of the matching clothing should fall in line with what you usually wear.
Once you find a sweater, jumper, or hoodie that you like, you can click through to the offering website (Amazon.com, for example) and complete the purchase if you’re happy with it.
What makes the Dress Size Calculator unique?
We recognize that clothing sizes leave a lot to be desired.
Brand, material, and clothing type can all have an effect on how the article fits, meaning that a “large” in one brand could fit a lot differently than the same size in another brand.
That’s why our Dress Size Calculator works off of measurements and not industry sizes.
Measurements don’t change (at least not in between the time you order your clothes and they arrive). Again, it’s not a perfect system.
Material can still have an effect on how something fits, regardless of the measurements, but it’s as close to perfect as you can get when buying online.
And by knowing your measurements, if you suspect a certain material will shrink or fit too tightly, you can always add a few inches to width or length and go from there.
With our calculator, you have a lot more options when shopping.
Perfect for Buying Gifts
There’s nothing worse than buying someone clothes as a gift, only to have them not fit properly.
It happens so often that the person giving the gift usually gives a gift receipt right along with it, knowing that the recipient will more than likely have to return it for a size that fits better.
The Dress Size Calculator can you save you a lot of embarrassment in these situations.
You can become legendary for your gift-giving skills!
You just need to get the measurements, but we can’t exactly help you with that.
Once you know your recipients preferred measurements, however, you can confidently get them something they’ll be comfortable wearing.
Goodbye Brick-and-Mortar Stores
The Comfy-Penguin's Dress Size Calculator has a chance to revolutionize the way we buy clothes. Suddenly, buying clothes online is the easiest way to get clothes that fit, when it used to be the exact opposite.
Purchasing clothes online was a gamble, one the consumer often lost. Now it’s just as accurate as purchasing in-person, and even more accurate if you don’t want to go through the whole fitting room experience.
Standing in line to try on clothes that have also been tried on by previous customers isn’t anybody’s idea of fun.
So skip the fitting rooms and the stores altogether and give the Dress Size Calculator a spin. Be sure to let us to know how it works out for you.
We’re confident that you’ll end up happy with your purchase. We offer products from the biggest brands out there, so we’re sure you’ll find something you’re happy with.
We’re always building and expanding our database, so we’re only going to get bigger and better going forward. Our goal is to continue adding different articles of clothing and fine-tuning the Dress Size Calculator to be as accurate as possible.
And with honest feedback from our loyal customers, we’re forever tweaking and modifying our calculator in an effort to design the perfect clothes shopping experience – or the closest thing to it.