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
Size 10-12 14-16 18-20 22-24
Bust 36-40 42-44 46-48 50-54
Waist 25-31 32-35 36-39 40-43
Hips 39-42 43-46 47-50 52-56
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
Size 36-40 42-46 48-50 52-56
Chest 36-40 42-46 48-50 52-56
Waist 26-31 33-35 36-40 41-44
Neck 14-15 16-18 19-20 21-22
(from neck line)
26-27 28-29 30-32 33-34
Inseam 27-28 29-30 31-33 34-36
Pant length
(Side Seam)
40 42 43 44
Width of Wrist 10 11 12 13
3/4 Sleeve 18 19 20 21
22 1/2 23 23 1/2 24 1/2
All hats and caps are 4-6 inches high
  • Women's wrapper comes in standard sizes and do not require special measurements. You can wear the wrap long (waist to ankle) or short (waist to below the kneel).
  • Women's pants come with elastic waist bands.
  • Men's pants come with draw-strings that can be tied to your specific waist size. You can also replace the draw-string with your favorite belt.

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.
Hips: Measure hip size around the fullest part of your hips, below waistline.
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 stretched forward.