## Calculate Skirt and Top Size

May 24th, 2006 at 5:11 pm (Dress Size)

### 85b Calculator Expansion

The dress size calculator at 85b.org is now able to calculate your top and skirt size.

The calculator accepts three measurements: bust, waist & hips. If you fill in all three, your dress size will be calculated. If you fill in bust and waist but leave the hips field empty, your top size will be calculated. If you fill in waist and hips and leave the bust field empty, your skirt size will be calculated.

This could be a very useful calculator: Dress Size Calculator

## Dress Size Calculator - CM Ready

May 23rd, 2006 at 12:26 pm (Dress Size)

### Dress Size Calculator

The International Dress Size Calculator now accepts measurements in either inches or centimeters.

Please try it at International Dress Size Calculator

## International Dress Size Calculator

May 22nd, 2006 at 12:13 pm (Dress Size)

### Dress Size Calculator

Work has started (at long last) on the Dress Size Calculator.

As of 22nd May I will make this new tool available at 85b.org : Dress Size Calculator.

The initial version accepted only imperial measurements (inches) but this has now been expanded to include centimeter measurements.

Please use the calculator and leave feedback in comments on this post.

Please remember that this is a very early beta release and that improvements will be made - your feedback is invaluable for this purpose.

Also, if you would like to see new features added, this is the place to ask.

Thanks.

## EN 13402 - A European Clothing Size Standard

February 21st, 2006 at 12:00 pm (Europe, Standards)

EN 13402 is a European standard for labeling clothes sizes. It is based on body dimensions, measured in centimetres. It aims to replace many older national dress-size systems, starting in the year 2006.

There are three approaches for size-labeling of clothes:

• body dimensions: The product label states for which range of body dimensions the product was designed. (Example: bike helmet labelled “head girth: 56–60 cm”, shoe labeled “foot length: 28 cm”)
• product dimensions: The label states characteristic measures of the product. (Example: jeans labeled with their inner-leg length in centimeters or inches, i.e. not the – several centimeters longer – inner leg length of the intended wearer)
• ad-hoc size: The label provides a size number or code with no obvious relationship to any measurement. (Example: Size 12, XL)

Traditionally, clothes have been labeled using many different ad-hoc size systems. This approach has led to a number of problems:
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