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Measuring Guidelines and How to Measure

 

*Top length is measured from the tip of the most prominent bone at the base of the neck to the bottom of the shell.

Please take into consideration where your team member will be wearing their skirt when measuring top length.

Please measure to the nearest inch with a full measuring tape. All decimal measurements will be rounded up to the nearest inch. We suggest wearing a bathing suit when measuring completely around the body, and we recommend the same person measure all team members. Do not have individual team members measure themselves.

BASIC MEASUREMENTS:

Basic measurements (bust, waist, hips, top and skirt lengths) are needed for most custom uniforms.

Bust/Chest: Measure completely around the body at the fullest point of the bust/chest under the arms with tape straight across the back and arms by side of body.

Waist: Measure completely around the narrowest portion of the waist or where the skirt will most likely be worn.

Hips: Measure completely around the fullest part of the hips (approx. 8" below the natural waistline).

Top Length: We recommend using our standard, long or short top lengths as a guideline to determine top length. Please see our size charts for these measurements. If you have more specific lengths in mind, please contact one of our helpful sales representatives to discuss your order.

To determine the Top Length measurement: Measure from the tip of the most prominent bone at the base of the neck to where you want the top to hit on your backside. Please keep in mind where you will be wearing your skirt when measuring this length, especially if you are with a school or organization that does not permit the stomach to show.

Skirt Length: We recommend using our standard, long or short skirt lengths as a guideline to determine skirt length. Please see our size charts for these measurements. If you have more specific lengths in mind, please contact one of our helpful sales representatives to discuss your order. There is no charge for additional skirt length.

More information about skirt length measurements: Our skirt length is measured from the bottom of the waistband to the edge of the skirt, and from the natural waistline to the bottom edge of mid-rise skirts. Measure in back from the natural waistline over the backside to the desired length on leg. Please give length in whole inch increments (ex: 12", not 11 ½"). The waistband is not included in skirt length. Measure skirt lengths for all Mid-Rise skirts from the natural waist. Because of the mid-rise nature of these skirts, the body of all Mid-Rise skirts will measure 1" shorter than the provided measured skirt length (not including waistband). FIT KITS RECOMMENDED FOR MID-RISE SKIRTS.

Inseam and Arm Length Measurements: These measurements are only needed when ordering custom pants and custom long sleeve tops.

Inseam (needed only for custom polyester warm-ups): Measure from the inside of the leg beginning at the crotch seam and measure down the leg to the desired length. We recommend that uniform shoes be worn to determine the proper inseam.

Arm Length (needed only for custom half tops and long sleeve tops): When ordering custom half tops and long sleeve tops, we recommend standard sleeve length or long sleeve length. See our size charts below. All Sleeve Lengths come in standard lengths. Sleeve Lengths on long sleeve Flexstretch and SpiritFlex tops may be ordered as standard or long (STD + 2"). Our arm length is measured from the end of the clavicle to the outer fold of the wrist with the arm slightly outstretched and elbow straight. To find the end of the clavicle, feel the bone at the top of the shoulder. Follow this toward the arm until you reach the indentation indicating where the arm and shoulder meet. Measure from this point, down the top of the extended arm with straight elbow, to the outer fold of the wrist, which can the found by bending hand upward, palm down, so that the finders are trying to point upward toward the ceiling. All Sleeve Lengths come in standard lengths. Sleeve Lengths on long sleeve Flexstretch and SpiritFlex tops may be ordered as standard or long (STD + 2").

 

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If you have any questions, just give us a call at 1-800-411-4105 or drop us an e-mail at sales@cheerleading.com and one of our reprentatives will be happy to assist you.