You can’t obsess over the size of your MENAI piece, because there are no sizes. All styles accommodate a range of body types – and also the changes a woman’s body goes through as we have children, or simply go through life. MENAI styles also feature elements like elasticated waists/necklines and tie-up straps – for comfort, but also to give them a long life in your wardrobe.
You’ll find different styles are customised based on your measurement of one or more of the below:
- Waist circumference
- Upper bust circumference
- Length (shoulder to hem)
- Length (neckline to hem)
- Length (waist to hem)
Each product description indicates the measurement(s) you need for the customisation. If you have questions on taking measurements, don’t see your desired measurement available for a garment, or have anything else on your mind, reach out: firstname.lastname@example.org – or DM on Instagram.
HOW TO MEASURE
Stand straight and wrap the measurement tape around your natural waist; the most narrow point in your waistline. Exhale and make sure the measurement tape fits snuggly against your body, not too tight, and take your reading.
Stand straight and wrap the measurement tape around your torso, under your arms, and above the breasts. Make sure the tape measure is horizontally straight, not too tight, and take your reading.
Length (shoulder to hem)
This is the total length of the garment from the shoulder down to the hem. Measure by holding the start of the measurement tape at the top of your shoulder (where the shoulder seam of a regular shirt sits), and let the tape hang down. Take the measurement at the point where you want the hem to fall. It is usually recommended to get the help of another person to read the measurement – if that’s inconvenient, you may also take an existing dress you own (with the desired length), lay it flat, and measure from shoulder to hem.
Length (neckline to hem)
This is a similar measurement to the above, but for styles with shoulder straps. Measure from the upper bust line down to where you want the hem to fall. You may want to wear a strapless top to indicate the neckline, and then measure down from there.
Length (waist to hem)
Place the start of the measurement tape at your natural waist (the most narrow part of your waist), and measure down to where you want the hem of the pants, shorts or skirt to fall. You may want to mark your natural waist with a belt or string first. If you can’t have someone assist you to take the reading, it’s recommended to check your measurement against an existing high-waisted garment you own. Just lay the garment flat, and measure from waist to h