Trying to figure out what size tutu to buy can sometimes be a difficult task.
Not everyone one is shaped the same way and a lot of us want to buy our outfits early
but with all these miles of training ahead we may lose weight. I think if I explain how sizing works a bit more in detail it will make your choice much easier.
To start off the basic sizing chart you see in all the listings is not something I made up.
I actually searched many retailers and was able to find out what the standard
U.S measurements were for off the rack clothing.
Meaning if you walked into a GAP store today and bought a size medium yoga pants you will fit into a size medium tutu.
X Small fits size 0 to 2 ( 25 to 28 inches )
Small fits size 4 to 6 ( 29 to 30 inches)
Medium fits size 8 to 10 ( 30 to 34 inches)
Large fits size 12 to 14 ( 34 to 38 inches)
X Large fits size 16 (38 to 41 inches)
2XL Fits sizes 18 to 20 ( 43 to 45 inches)
3XL Fits Sizes 22 to 24 ( 46 to 50 inches)
The waist size inches are included in the chart so that you have a general guideline since not all off the rack retailers are created the same. Such Ambercombie and Fitch, Hollister ect. Also keep in mind if you wear a size 29 in jeans that is NOT your waist size. You would actually need to order a medium.I didn't actually find out about the jean size versus waist size until The 2012 Princess 1/2 Marathon. If you only know you wear a size 27 jeans but are unsure as to what you need to order just contact me and I will be glad to help :)
The tutus are made on elastic and there is some give in the elastic. That is I why I say pick your waist size and they will easily slide onto your hips which is where most people decide to wear the tutu. When I say give in the elastic I am saying about 3 to 3 1/2 inches past the largest number on the size chart. So if you wear a size medium and it goes up to a 34 waist but your hips are a 37 you have nothing to worry about its going to fit fine.
What do you do if you measure yourself and your on the cusp of a medium and large?
Stick with a medium! You never want to go up a size in your tutu unless you really need to.
Sometimes as women we say it better for it to be a little to big than too small. That is the wrong thinking when it comes to tutus. Your tutu needs to fit snug in order for it to not move around. If it is too big it will for sure move around and may even begin to slide off. That is the last thing you want happening during a race.
Can your tutu be sized down if you lose weight? Absolutely! You can either mail it back to be to re-sized or I can email you instruction to re-size it at home with a home sewing kit or machine. You would be surprised at simple re-sizing really is!
What do you do if your waist is a 34 but your hips are a 43? This is not at all uncommon in women. In this case you will need a more custom fit.You are not married to ordering from the standard sizing chart. The best thing to do is pick the size closest to your off the rack store bought size. Then in the
" Notes to Seller" portion of checkout just add a note that you need a custom fit tutu and include your measurements. Each tutu is made upon ordering so cutting the elastic to fit you is absolutely no problem.