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Standard Body Dimensions

People come in all different sizes and can be measured in lots of different ways.When measuring the body for apparel design and production, it is necessary to have a few key landmarks of which to measure to and from. There are two types of body landmarks, those that are actual points on the body and those that are horizontal circumferences around the body.The Standard Body Measurements are based on the industry’s top fit model’s measurements.

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Standard Body Dimensions

Items Standards
Accessories, motifs, prints and trim
  • All accessories, motifs, prints and trims must perform in accordance with the relevant fabric performance standard and care instructions selected for the garment.
  • Securely attach trims and motifs with no puckering. Conceal all raw edges.
  • Embroidery must be neat and clean on the reverse side. Clip and remove all loose threads on embroidery.
  • Securely attach fused motifs using correct time, temperature and pressure. The fusing process must not leave impressions, have an adhesive strike through or distort garments.
  • Trims and accessories must not have exposed sharp edges or sharp points.
Belt loops
  • Securely attach belt loops at the bottom.
  • Neatly clip the loose ends of loops short to give a good appearance.
Bindings
  • Finish bindings to a neat and flat appearance.
  • Bindings must be free of joins.
  • Binding seams must not crack or come apart.

Standard body dimensions for various garments

Body dimensions for infants:
The following table provides the body dimensions for infants garments.

Size 00000 0000 000 00 0 1 2 3
Height (cms) 52 56 62 68 76 84 92 100
To fit weight (kg) 3 4 6 8 10 12
To fit chest (cms) 56 58
Age (months) prem newborn 0-3 3-6 6-12 12-18

Body dimensions for toddlers:
The following table provides the body dimensions for toddlers’garments.

Size 2 3 4 5 6 7
Height (cms) 92 100 108 115 120 125
To fit chest (cms) 56 58 60 62 64 66
To fit waist (cms) 54 55 56 57 58 59

Body dimensions for girls:
The following table provides the body dimensions for girls garments.

Size 7 8 10 12 14 16
Height (cms) 125 130 140 150 160 165
To fit chest (cms) 66 68 74 80 86 90
To fit waist (cms) 59 60 62 64 66 70

Body dimensions for boys:
The following table provides the body dimensions for boys’garments.

Size 7 8 10 12 14 16 18
Height (cms) 125 130 140 150 160 170 180
To fit chest (cms) 66 68 72 76 80 86 92
To fit waist (cms) 59 60 64 68 72 76 78

Body dimensions for ladies:
The following table provides the body dimensions for ladies’ garments.

Size 8 10 12 14 16 18 20
To fit bust (cms) 85 90 95 100 105 110 115
To fit waist (cms) 65 70 75 80 85 90 95
To fit hip (cms) 90 95 100 105 110 115 120

Body dimensions for ladies’ full figure:
The following table provides the body dimensions for ladies’ full figure garments.

Size 16F 18F 20F 22F 24F 26F
To fit bust (cms) 110 115 120 125 130 135
To fit waist (cms) 95 100 105 110 115 120
To fit hip (cms) 115 120 125 130 135 140

Body dimensions for men’s general outerwear and underwear:
The following table provides the body dimensions for men’s garments.

Size XS S M L XL 2XL 3XL 4XL 5XL 6XL
To fit chest (cms) 85 90 95 100 105 110 115 120 125 130
To fit waist (cms) 75 80 85 90 95 100 105 110 115 120

Body dimensions for men’s garments to cover the lower body:
The following table provides the body dimensions for men’s pants and shorts.

Size 74R 3

77R

79R S
4
82R
84R M
5
87R
L
6
93R
XL
7
97R
2XL
8
102R
3XL

107R

4XL

112R

5XL

117R

6XL

122R

To fit waist(cms) 74 77 79 82 84 87 92 97 102 107 112 117 122
To fit in leg(cms) 71 74 74 77 77 79 82 83 84 84 84 84 84

Body dimensions for stout men’s garments to cover the lower body:
The following table provides the body dimensions for stout men’s pants and shorts.

Size 4S
92ST
5S
97ST
6S
102ST
To fit chest (cms) 92 97 102
To fit waist (cms) 74 77 79

Body dimensions for multiple fitting(tailored) outwear:
The following table provides the body dimensions for men’s suits.

Size 87 92 97 102 107 112 117 122
To fit chest (cms) 87 92 97 102 107 112 117 122
To fit waist (cms) 77 82 87 92 97 102 107 112