Access the clothing size chart for a store of your choice. In the example, a size 14 lists measurements as chest:
Shopping for the preteen or young teen girl can be a challenge. The children's department can be filled with clothes deemed too young by the adolescent girl. Clothes found in such chains as Forever 21 and Wet Seal or in department store junior departments tend to be trendier and can be less expensive than their children's department counterparts.
While standard children's sizes run in even numbers, from 2 through 14 or 16, junior department sizes run in odd numbers from 0 through 13 or commonly in XS extra small through L large. Junior department selections are suitable for a slightly curvier figure. Measure chest, waist and hips to determine correct size in either children's or junior clothing.
Chest measurement is found by using a measuring tape around highest part of chest, passing tape around underarms. Juniors clothing — made especially for teenage girls — may accommodate some adult women's body types. To accommodate teenage figures, junior sizes are several inches slimmer in the bust and hips than comparable misses or adult sizes, and are slightly smaller in general. Juniors garments also tend to reflect current pop culture and fashion trends.
Measure around your waist: Stand up and bend to one side until a crease appears. Stand up straight again, and loosely measure around your waist where the crease appeared. Write down the measurement. You will use this measurement to find your pants size. Look at the size tag on an article of clothing that fits well, whether in junior or girls' sizes. For an example, if you have a size 14 girls' dress that fits well, you may want to know its equivalent in a junior size.
Check a size chart that includes measurements for chest, waist and hips, such as the one from Simplicity patterns sewingpatterns. You don't have to know the measurements exactly, but it will help you to estimate the size. In the example, a size 14 lists measurements as chest: Take the measurements you found in the last step and look for corresponding measurements in the other size table.
For example, looking at the junior chart, you can see that a girls' size 14 falls squarely between junior sizes 7 and 11, so we'll estimate that it's the equivalent of a size 9.
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