HOW TO MEASURE JEANS

measuring guide for jeans

Lay your best-fitting jeans down on a flat surface and measure the following:

THE RISE

The measurement from the top of the waistband dow to the bottom of the crotch seam.

If you are unsure of where your new jeans will sit on your waist, measure from the crotch upwards to the top of the waistband. This measurement will give you the correct measurement of where the jeans you are looking at will sit on your body. Remember, you may want to make a note of this measurement.

THE INSEAM

The inseam is the measurement of the inside leg. To take this, measure from the crotch and down the leg to the ankle.

THE WAIST

Take the measurement from the smallest part of your waist (which is your natural waistline) above your navel and below your ribcage. Measure straight across. Note that your actual waist measurement will not equal the waist size of your jeans. E.g. A person with a 26-inch waist typically wears jeans with a 28-inch waist.

THE HIP

Stand with your feet together, take the tape measure around your bottom and measure the fullest part of your hips at the top of your legs, approximately 9 inches lower than your waistline.

THE LEG OPENING

This is the measurement that will tell you how wide the opening of the leg of your news jeans will be. Measure the circumference of the bottom of the hem.

how to measure yourself for comfortable jeansPOCKET CONTROL

The Wizard Jeans styles with 'pocket control' all have special pockets made form high quality strong fabric which is then stitched tightly either side of the leg inside the jeans to maximise support and to pull in and lift up the stomach.

BONDING

All Wizard Jeans styles with bonding benefit from special Wizard body contouring technology. The spanx-like fabric is bonded on to the denim and goes from the waist down to and including the very top of the thighs - which lifts the bottom, lifts and holds in the stomach and gives a very flattering contour to the hips. It works a nit like an old-fashioned 'roll-on girdle' - but you don't feel it because it is bonded on to the fabric and as such is extremely comfortable.

RISE

Both women and men have a 'unique rise measurement'. the reason it's unique is because it is personal to your body shape and size. This is why finding the perfect pair of jeans tends to be tricky. Trying to find a unique pair of jeans to fit your unique body seems like a one-in-a-million shot. You wouldn't go hiking without a map would you? With this in mind, your unique rise measurement is your 'map' or 'key' to finding great fitting jeans.

FULL RISE
STRAIGHT & BOOT CUT STYLES

Full Rise means that the jeans come up to and into the shape of the waist, making the legs appear more elongated.

REGULAR RISE
SKINNY CUT STYLES

Regular Rise means the jeans come up to the navel and have been cut a little straighter at the top to help disguise 'muffin tops'.

MEASURING YOUR UNIQUE RISE

We all have a unique rise measurement and the key to successful shopping for jeans is knowing this magic number.

*You will need to be wearing jeans for this bit*

  1. Take a tape measure and measure the distance from the crotch seam of your jeans up to your belly button. Write down this number, as this is the highest rise you can wear comfortably for your body shape.
  2. Measure from the crotch seam up to two fingers below your belly button. This will give you the measurement of the most comfortable rise you should wear for your body shape.
  3. The last measurement is for the lowest rise that you can comfortably wear. Measure from the crotch seam up to three fingers below your belly button.

Following this method, you will have a clear idea of how high and low the rise of jeans needs to be for you to be able to wear them comfortably.

N.B. Please note that all Wizard Jeans are cut and styled to give the best silhouette and that they will not lose their shape if they should need to be shortened.