Introduction to the perfect fit

Kuwaii Sizing

Fitting is a process that begins before the first pattern piece is cut and continues throughout the entire construction process of any Kuwaii garment. It’s an incredibly mathematical, complex process that also requires a lot of “feel”.

What’s so important about a perfectly fitting piece? Fit is the key to looking and feeling amazing in your clothing, not to mention being comfortable going about your daily duties. A perfectly fitted piece will also last longer, because it’s not being put under pressure in areas or seams that it shouldn’t. Its empowering when clothing fits properly, it makes you feel and look fantastic.

So little emphasis is put on fits in these days of fast fashion, but not at Kuwaii, we spend so much time, energy and passion getting our fits just perfect for our customers.

We often speak of Kuwaii pieces being flattering, and this is no accident. This comes down to the fit of the piece, and how it perfectly shapes around the body, shows off the right parts, hides some parts: this is all in the fit! Below we’d love to share with you some information to help you get the right fit: you may also choose to wear a different size than our info recommends – that is fine too! We’re hoping to give you all the tools we have available to help you select the best size.

How to Measure

When taking your measurements, use a cloth tape measure, not a metal one. Make sure that, when you circle your chest, waist, or hips, the tape is level and neither too tight nor too loose – we always err on the side of loose to allow for some ease when fitting the garment. Measure yourself on your bare skin, not over clothes, in front of a mirror to make sure you’re keeping your tape measure flat and straight. And make sure to write the measurements down!

1. Bust

Measure the circumference of your bust, chest and back by placing one end of the tape measure at the fullest part of your bust, wrap it around (under your armpits, around your shoulder blades, and back to the front) to get the measurement. Wear the bra you plan to wear with the garment, and you can follow the bra strap around the back to keep the tape measure flat.

2. Waist

Use the tape to circle your waist at your natural waistline, which is located above your belly button and below your rib cage. (If you bend to the side, the crease that forms is your natural waistline, and also can be located about 2-3cm above your navel.) Keep one finger behind the tape measure to allow for extra ease, and let the tape measure sit naturally at the smallest part of your torso.

3. Hip

Stand straight, with your feet together and make sure the tape is over the largest part of your buttocks & hips – this can vary from person to person. Start at one hip and wrap the tape measure around the widest part of your rear, around the other hip, and back to where you started.

Need more help?

Our dedicated team of customer service angels are here for you.
Email contact@kuwaii.com.au with any questions you have about sizing and fit, or call us on 03 9380 5731