Workwear for all sizes - Image Wear's answer to the needs of plus-size women

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Every employee is individual, and this is also reflected in the size range of our workwear. From us, you can find women's work clothes up to size 4XL as stock sizes, and it is possible to get clothes up to size 7XL on order. We strive to meet our customers' needs and do custom tailoring so that everyone would find suitable, comfortable, and functional work clothes.

Sizing – The key to comfortable and functional work clothes

Our sizing is usually based on both body length and width measurements and takes into account different body types. The sizing process includes the following measurements:

  • Chest circumference is measured horizontally around the body at the highest point of the chest.
  • Waist circumference is measured at the narrowest part of the waist.
  • Hip circumference is measured horizontally at the widest point of the hip.
  • Back width is measured horizontally from one armpit to the other. The measuring height is 1 cm above the armpit.
  • Back length is measured following the shape of the back from the neck to the waist.
  • Jacket and shirt length is measured following the shape of the back from the neck to the waist and from there until the desired length.
  • Shoulder-sleeve length is measured from the base of the neck over the tip of the shoulder to the lower edge of the wrist bone. Arm slightly bent, and the measurement is taken from behind the elbow. For example, if the shoulder length is 16 cm and the total measurement is 82 cm, the actual sleeve length is 82 cm – 16 cm = 66 cm.
  • Arm circumference is measured around the thickest part of the arm.
  • Upper front length is measured from the side base of the neck over the tip of the breast to the waist. Chest height = measurement from the base of the neck to the highest point of the chest.
  • Neck circumference is measured around the neck in such a way that the tape measure passes through the neck hollow (like a round neckline).
  • Lower side length is measured from the waist on the side following the curve of the hip to the lower hip, from where the measurement is directed perpendicularly down to the floor.
  • Leg inside length is measured from the crotch to the floor.
  • Thigh circumference is measured around the thickest part of the thigh.
  • Skirt front length is measured from the front side of the waist to the desired length.
  • The person's total height is important to know in order to relate the measurement to other length measurements.

Fit is ensured on the design table and in test use

Our designers and pattern makers consider the diversity of bodies. A larger size is not just an extension of a smaller size, but requires modifications for different body types. This means that, for example, the hip-to-waist ratio and the lengths of the garments - legs, hems, and sleeves - are adjusted as the size increases.

We use the N-2001 sizing chart in our series. For example, after size 46, the ratio of body circumference changes. From our own experience, we have noticed that it is worth adding length to the back height of trousers to ensure they fit as well as possible. Also, the bust darts increase when moving to larger sizes.

Test uses, where the fit of the products is tested in practice, are an essential part of our design process. Elastic materials and adjustable sizes further improve the fit and comfort of the clothes. Our range includes tops where the width can be adjusted, and trousers often have an extension reserve in the leg.

Every woman is individual, and that's why some choose men's sizing, which may feel more suitable for their body type. By trying on, you will find the size that best suits you.


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