Size chart

Body Measurements

Measuring yourself is key to getting the right fit when shopping online. We have our size chart above as an indicator for what size you would be in KoiNo styles based on your body measurements. The body measurements are not usually the same as the garment measurements (listed below) as our garments have ease built into them for both wearing ease and style.
As most KoiNo pieces are made to order there is scope for customisation in measurements. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you are after custom fitting for a garment and we can discuss the options.
How to measure yourself
Use a tape measure (or a piece of string that you can then measure against a ruler) to take the measurements. You don’t have to strip down to take the measurements but aim to take them while not wearing bulky clothing that might add a lot to the measurement. Pull the tape measure firmly around the point of measure but don’t pull on it so tight that it cuts into the body. Use your finger or thumb nail to indicate where the tape measure (or string) end reaches to then take the measurement reading once you have taken the tape measure away from your body. 
  • Bust - Measure around the widest part of your chest (often in line with the nipple). Be sure that the tape measure doesn’t slip down at any point around the body, it should be parallel to the ground.
  • Waist - Measure around your natural waist, this is usually the smallest part of your torso, under your rib cage and above your navel. You can find your waist by bending sideways (if you can) and finding where your side body folds/bends, this is your waist. Again, the tape measure should be parallel to the ground.
  • Hip - Measure around your body at the widest part of your bottom, generally in line with your hip crease, though this could be lower if your hips or bottom sit lower. Be sure that the tape measure stays parallel to the ground and doesn’t slip down around the body.
  • Thigh - Measure around your thigh approximately 5-10cm from your crotch. The tape measure should sit flat against your thigh, measuring parallel to the hem of shorts or trousers.
  • Bicep - Measure around the widest part of your upper arm, usually 5-10cm from your underarm. The tape measure should sit flat against your bicep, measuring parallel to the hem of a sleeve.
  • In leg - Measure from the crotch point (where the four seams on a pair of trousers meet between your thighs) to the hem along the inside of your leg.
  • Sleeve Length - From high shoulder point (where the shoulder and neck meet) down over the shoulder and length of arm to wrist (for long sleeved garments).
Body chart showing where to measure
Comparing your measurements to the size chart will allow you to select the best size for you. Find the size that is closest to the most measurements, or closest where the fit is most important; for example, the waist and hips usually have much more ease in them in a dress style so those measurements are not as important as the bust measurement.

Garment Measurements

The garment measurements provided under the description of each style are to help you determine what the fit might be like based off some clothes you already own and wear. You can use the garment measurements to compare our styles to clothes you have at home, measure your garments to compare them. Each of the measurements is taken with the garment lying flat on a table. Where there is stretch in the garment from either the fabric or from elastic in the style, the measurement has been taken without the stretch extended.
  • Cross Chest - from armpit to armpit.
  • Half Hem - from side seam/fold to side seam/fold at hem - measured in a straight line, not around any curve in the hem.
  • Half Bicep - from top fold of sleeve to just under underarm on sleeve - square to the fold in the sleeve and parallel to a straight sleeve hem.
  • Half Thigh - measure about 5cm from crotch point, parallel with hem from inside leg fold/seam to outside leg fold/seam.
  • In Leg Seam - from crotch point to pants hem.
  • Half Waist - from top of skirt/pants at side seam/fold to other side seam/fold - note that any style with elastic in it may measure smaller here but the elastic will stretch to increase this measurement fairly significantly.
  • Centre Front Length - from top of garment at the front (lowest point of front neckline or waistband) to the hem, straight down. (Trousers centre front length is from top of front waistband down to the crotch point)
  • V Depth - from the shoulder at neck edge (high shoulder point) down to lowest point of the front V neck
  • Sleeve Length - from shoulder at neck edge (high shoulder point) down to hem of sleeve, following the curve of the garment where applicable.
  • Underarm Sleeve Length - from underarm point to end of sleeve/cuff.
Each of our garments has measurements of the finished garment indicated. 
Your body measurements will be different from the finished garment measurements as ease has been built in. If the fabric or style has no stretch however then the garment measurement will let you know if it will fit on each part of your body. If for example you usually find sleeves too tight the bicep measurement of a garment could be compared to your bicep measurement to determine if it will fit.