Africastyles measurement chart
It is quite easy to determine what size clothing to order. Note, however, the following:
African clothing, in general are designed to fit quite loosely and for maximum comfort. Unlike European designs that hug the body, African designs accentuate the natural beauty. By a judicious use of fabric and roomy designs, the clothes provide room for air circulation.
Because of these design approach, African size-charts do not directly translate into European charts. For example, our Medium size corresponds to sizes 10 to 12. And so on.
Use the chart below as a sizing guide by selecting the range that closely matches your your measurements. Bear in mind that African Fashions are meant to fit loose, therefore, the lower number will give you a better fit.
|Women's Size Chart|
|Sleeves (from neck line)||24||25||26||27|
|Pant Length (Side Seam)||39||41||43||45|
|Hat (circumference)||22||23||23 1/2||24 1/2|
|Men's Size Chart|
(from neck line)
|Width of Wrist||10||11||12||13|
|22 1/2||23||23 1/2||24 1/2|
|All hats and caps are 4-6 inches high|
How to make measurements
|Bust/Chest:|| Measure around fullest part of bust or chest,
with measuring tape under the arms and around shoulder blades.|
|Waist:||Measure under clothing around your natural waistline.|
Measure hip size around the fullest part of your hips,
|Inseam:|| Use a pair of pants that fit well in length and measure the pants from the crotch to the hem of the leg.|
|Neck:|| Measure around the neck as close to the shoulder as possible. Sticking two fingers inside the tape will ensure enough ease for proper fitting.|
|Sleeve:|| Measure from the shoulder blade over the elbow to the wrist with the arm