How To Find The Right Size For YOU, Every Time.


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One of the biggest frustrations is that most brands don't even carry your size!  Your either fall in-between regular and plus sized stores and nothing fits right. or the brands you want to shop at don't carry your size, As if they don't think your body is worth dressing!?

Let's start this guide by saying SIZE AIN'T NOTHING BUT A NUMBER - it is not your score, and it does not define you.

Size is simply here so you can have a gauge of what will fit, sadly there are no standards in sizing for brands (but there should be!) so don't hold much value in the number or the letter! Hold value in how well something fits your unique and wonderful self.

Full disclosure: We at FRANC are doing our best to improve our sizing and are working hard to have a more inclusive size range up to 2XL for Fall 2018 - thank you so much for your patience while we perfect ourselves for you.
That being said, our XL is a true real life XL - it is a true in-betweener size.

The Basic Elements Of A Good Fit

It can sometimes be hard to distinguish if something fits you well or not, as it's often hard to decide how something was intended to fit for the style.

Say for instance if an item is made for a loose look or slim fit, how are those fits supposed to look/fit on you? Often it has a lot to do with your personal preference but a good place to start with determining what fits well is looking closer at the basic elements of good fitting slim fitting clothes.

Since clothes that are styled or meant to fit loose have tons more wiggle room - and have a lot more to do with personal preference. And once you feel comfortable with finding your fit for a slim fitting item, the slouchy look is easy peasy. 

Let us explain more.

The Two Key Elements For A Good Fit

In all tops, the key areas for a good fit are your shoulder width and chest circumference.
If a piece of clothing fits you well in these key areas you can then go on to focus on how it fits in other areas.

The two key areas that show you if a top fits well are.....

1. THE SHOULDER WIDTH - you want the shoulder seam of the garment, to line up with the tip of your shoulder.

2. THE CHEST - the chest of the garment should lay nice, you want to avoid to much bunching or pulling (when possible).

OF COURSE, none of our bodies are the same and sometimes it's just not possible to get a good fit on both 1 and 2.
SO in that case, focus on getting the shoulder seam of the garment to meet the tip of your shoulder. A shirt that pulls a bit in the chest never really hurt unless it actually hurts, then that's a definite no.

If that is not possible, focus on getting the chest to fit and let the shoulder seam of the shirt fall off your shoulder a bit.

The key is to get one of these two items fitting perfectly on you body - sometimes both are not possible and THAT'S OK!

The Next Fit Areas To Focus On...

Not that these aren't important for a good fit, but these areas are more dependant on your specific body type and what you feel comfortable showing off//or hiding. 

These next areas to focus on are....

3. THE WAIST AND HIPS - sometimes you want  a style to be fitted in these areas, sometimes you really don't.

4. THE SLEEVE OPENINGS - usually you want at least a cm or two around the opening of a short sleeve shirt - too much tightness in the opening of short sleeves isn't comfortable.

4b. THE SLEEVE LENGTH - this isn't as important (a good roll of a sleeve fixes to long sleeves) and sometimes a shirt is meant to have shorter sleeves. This is a personal comfort area. 

5. THE BODY LENGTH - the length of the top on your body. Maybe you like it long or short - a personal preference point.    NONE of our bodies are the same so never ever try to get the same fit as the model - instead use how it fits the model as a bouncing off point (note the models shape and realize how yours is different/maybe better ;) ). 

Next up YOUR unique measurements....

The Basic Elements Of Your Unique Fit

This is when you need to grab a tape measure. Keeping an updated list of your measurements makes online shopping much easier.

We suggest you open up a new note in your phones notepad - and use this to list these measurements....

How To Properly Measure Yourself

It's always important to check in with your measurements, and keep an updated list on your notepad. This will make online shopping so much easier...

1. YOUR SHOULDER WIDTH - with your back straight, have someone measure from your shoulder tip to shoulder tip.

2. YOUR CHEST - using a measuring tape, measure around the full circumference of the widest part of your chest (you could also use your bra measurement for this)

3. YOUR WAIST - wrap the measuring tape and measure around your naval (keep your back straight).

4. YOUR TORSO - from the tip of your shoulder measure down to the top/waist of your fave pants.

5. YOUR HIPS - wrap the measuring tape around the widest part of your behind/hip area.

6. YOUR INSEAM - measure from your crotch to ankle.

These are YOUR unique measurements, mark them down and use them as your standard.

Size Charts Are Your Friend

Sadly sizes just aren't consistent or accurate, ever. It's the most frustrating when it's within a brand though, right!?

The BEST and actually only way to avoid the frustrating disappointment of ordering your size only to find out when it comes, it's not actually YOUR size.  Is to check the size chart and compare it to your unique measurements.

Try and match your two key measurements: THE SHOULDER WIDTH and THE CHEST to your unique measurements. And if you can't find a size that matches both, try your best to match one while keeping the other a bit too big (avoid too small).

FRANC Size Charts Are Unique For Each Style

•This allows you to compare your measurements to all the items, so you can feel confident when you order.

•There is a FIND YOU SIZE helper listed on each product - answer a few questions about your measurements and it will suggest a size for you!

•Our sizes are based on real bodies, XL is actually an XL and not at all like a size medium – crazy concept right?!

•Our sizes are based off each other, so sizing stays consistent across our brand - depending on the FIT of the garment.

•We like a little stretch, but not too much. Some stretch means you have a little more room to get the fit that you want + it's just more comfortable like that.

•Our customer service LOVES talk in real life, message us anytime and we would be happy to help.


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