Garment sizing is one of the most challenging issues facing corporate clothing suppliers and buyers today, and it’s one that Incorporatewear takes very seriously.
Wearers demand style, practicality and, of course, fit and we must address a range of factors when designing corporate clothing including global size differences, maternity wear and obesity. And we have to make it easy for wearers to get the right fit first time.
As the shape of people changes, we develop design strategies to adapt. In our design studio, we have an array of mannequins with a whole range of different specifications. These help us adjust the styling of garments to suit anyone from a slim, petite size six to a more rounded size 30.
Global sizing differences
In our experience, a “one-size-fits-all-countries” approach to tailored wear won’t work. Our solution is to supply garments in petite, regular and long fittings as well as a wide choice of sizes. For many clients, we also offer a selection of garments within overall corporate wardrobes letting wearers choose from different styles, fabrics and sizing to increase the range of garments that suit them.
Maternity is a factor that we take into account at the design stage of developing a new range. We offer styles that allow for the expansion of waistbands and ensure that maternity garments work alongside the rest of the corporate wardrobe. We want the expectant mother to be comfortable and to feel part of the team, not isolated in an oversized ‘tent’.
Most of the items returned to clothing companies are due to size issues so we try to ensure our wearers get it right first time. Communication is vital so we issue “how to” guides, measuring packs including tapes and size charts, and DVDs. We hold workshops on self-measurement, and we provide a home measuring service. We regularly survey all the main retailers’ size charts and adapt our sizing books so that our sizes reflect what our wearers are used to on the high street. We also provide bespoke measuring guides to help wearers get the best fit for comfort and shape and we’re proud that our rate of “returns for fit” is well below the rate of the typical consumer mail-order clothing business.
If you have any sizing or garment fit related questions please contact us on 0844 257 0530 or email@example.com