Basing your size choice around your true measurements, fabric choice, and desired fit will yield the best results. Most folks will find they can wear a range of sizes and can size up our down from their measurements to shift the fit.
If you’re between sizes or have split bust, waist and hip sizing, we recommend considering your desired fit. If you’d prefer a more fitted garment, you may want to go with the smaller size. If you prefer a more regular to loose fit, you may want to go with the larger size.
Be sure to read through the fabric description that pops up when making your fabric choice for sizing recommendations specific to that fabric. For example we recommend sizing up with the Heavy Hemp/Organic Cotton knit, Heavy Stretch Hemp Organic Cotton Knit, and FLEECE STRETCH Hemp/Organic Cotton Knit for a regular fit.
Please keep in mind we make CUSTOM CLOTHING here at Gaia Conceptions not TAILORED clothing. A Tailored fit requires the body to be present.
Relaxed Fit – order one size up from your measurement
General Fit – order the size closest to your measurements, it is normal for your garment to be a little snug at first, it will relax out after 15-20 mins of wearing
Fitted Fit – order one size down from measurements, this will be pretty tight at first and should relax out after wearing for 15-20 mins. This is only recommended if you have ordered a general fit from us before and are confident the one size down is going to give you the fitted look you prefer. In our experience sizing down works best with our more forgiving fabrics such as light hemp, tissue cotton, and light lycra blends.
For Tops and Dresses – go with your bust and hip measurements
For Bottoms – go with your hip measurement
For Love me 2 Times – use hip measurement – top part is very stretchy