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We’re Not Fat, Netizen Reveals We’ve Been Using The Wrong Measuring Tape

We’re Not Fat, Netizen Reveals We’ve Been Using The Wrong Measuring Tape

A netizen shows the reason why we’ve been buying clothes of the wrong size and what we can do to prevent it from happening again.

Adeline Leong

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Online shopping can be tricky especially when we’re buying clothes and we have to measure ourselves.

We either receive clothes that fit us well or it’s either tight or loose in some areas of the body.

Based on a tweet by a Twitter user, the problem with our measurements depends on the type of tape measure we use.

Twitter user @cikguzel showed an image showing three different measuring tapes with varying measurements in inches.

https://twitter.com/cikguzel/status/1462063326381281281

It turns out that the green and yellow tape are used to measure clothes that are already sewn.

The white tape is used during clothes making (clothes that are not cut and sewn up yet).

How do we know which measuring tape to use?

While @cikguzel labelled the measuring tapes by colours as examples, she said the best way to know for sure is to measure the measuring tape with a centimetre ruler.

She also reminded others that clothes sold in Malaysia use the UK inch measurement and not the Chinese measurement (white measuring tape annotated with the Chinese characters ‘Cun’).

Another hint she provided is to check that there are seven lines in between each inch marked on the measuring tape.

Several netizens lamented the mistakes made during online shopping before coming across this helpful information.

A netizen said she mistakenly bought clothes of the wrong size. She didn’t dare say anything because the seller had shown the measurements during the live session.

Another person said they finally understood why they were told to take one size larger when buying clothes made in China.

A tailor joined in the conversation and shared that’s why tailors prefer to take their own measurements for clients.

Hopefully, with this new knowledge, buying clothes online will be a smoother experience from here on out!


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