Model Bootcamp: Size it Up

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I just completed a 15 day photoshoot.  Whew! I’m exhausted!

After working through 8 racks of wardrobe, 37 pairs of shoes, 40 principle models and 85 extras I realized it was time for another Model Bootcamp post!

Nothing and I mean nothing irritates me more than when I ask a female model their size and they say “Um, I’m like a 3/5”.

My face turns red and I have a compulsion to keep correcting the model as they argue with me.

I say “Oh you mean you’re a 2/4”?

They reply “Yeah I’m a 3/5”

I say “Yes a 2/4”

and so it goes…..round and round.

Why does this infuriate me?  Well, a 3 or a 5 is a Junior clothing size.  If you are over the age of 13 you are in adult sizes which run 2,4,6,8, etc.  You are NEVER a 3/5 unless you are still making plans for the freshman Homecoming Dance.

The same goes for men.  When a stylist asks you what your jacket size is the answer is NEVER “I’m a medium”.

You should always reply with a number and length such as 42R or 40L.

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Here is what you should know:

Ladies

Bra/Bust

Dress

Inseam

Waist

Shoe

Men

Jacket

Neck

Sleeve Length

Waist

Inseam

Shoe

and if you want to be really thorough, Hat Size.

Gentlemen, if you do not know these sizes you can go to any retailer that carries suits and their sales experts will measure you for free.

Please beautiful people.

Don’t drive your stylist crazy and run the risk of having to wear clothing that is too small or waaaay to big.  Size yourself up!

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3 Comments

  1. I’m sorry Christie. Any legit model (or actor for that matter) should know their measurements by heart! Hat size 7 1/4, glove medium, no big deal.

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