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SIZE & FIT GUIDE

The Skirt Outlet is your one-stop shop for many different brands of skirts. We shop far and wide for the unique and hard-to-find skirts we carry, and we sell them to you conveniently in one place!

With such a large selection, however. sizing can vary between brands and designers. This can make finding the perfect size kind of tricky! You might be a size S in one brand, a size L in another; or a size 4 in one brand and a size 10 in another. We have created this sizing help page for you, and if you read it carefully, you will be well on your way to finding your perfect fit in each skirt style!

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We create a CUSTOM size chart for EACH skirt we list on our website. Here is an example.

Size XS S M L XL XXL XXL
US Size 4/6 6/8 8/10 10/12 12/14 14/16 16/18
Skirt Waistband 26" 28" 30" 32" 34" 36" 38"
Skirt Hips 36" 38" 40" 42" 44" 46" 48"
Length 37" 37" 37" 37" 37" 37" 37"

Size is the sizing the brand uses to label their skirts. In the example chart used above, we have received a shipment of skirts with tags that read S, M, L, XL etc. Alternately, sometimes a brand will label their skirt sizes as 28, 30, 32, etc, or 6, 8, 10, etc.

US Size is the size label we (The Skirt Outlet) have given the skirt. This size recommendation is based on general industry sizing standards combined with our years of experience with sizing. We try to keep these as uniform as possible. For example, if we label a particular skirt a size 6, you can expect a different skirt style labeled a size 6 to have pretty similar measurements. We always have our models try on the skirts before labeling.

Skirt Waistband is the actual measurement of the skirt waistband. We take each size, lay it on a flat surface, and measure across the skirt waistband from left to right with a tape measure. Then we double that measurement to get the total skirt waistband measurement. In the case of the size XS, the skirt waistband measured 13" across, 13"x2=26", so this size XS has a total skirt waistband measurement of 26".

Skirt Hips is the actual measurement of the skirt hips. Again, we lay the skirt on a flat surface, smooth out the wrinkles and folds, and get out our tape measure. At top of the skirt waistband, we measure 8" down (For girl's skirts, we measure only 6" down), and mark that spot. Then, we measure across the skirt hips from left to right, and double that measurement. In the case of the XS, the skirt hips measure 18" across, 18x2=36", so the XS has a total Hip Measurement of 36".

Length We measure down the side of the skirt from top of waistband to bottom of hem.

ELASTIC/STRETCHY Fabric Sizing Help

Size XS S M L XL
US Size 4/6 6/8 8/10 10/12 12/14
Skirt Waistband Relaxed 22" 24" 26" 28" 31"
Skirt Hips Relaxed 36" 38" 40" 42" 44"
Length 37" 37" 37" 37" 37"

If the skirt has an elastic or stretchy waistband, we give you the relaxed skirt waistband measurement. Basically, that means we do not stretch out the waistband when measuring. If the entire skirt is made of stretchy fabric (such as a slinky or knit fabric), we give you the Skirt Hips Relaxed measurement. Again, this means that when we are measuring the skirt hips, we do not stretch out the skirt.

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