Measurements: Bullet Point Copy and Paste Templates for Descriptions

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Measurements: Bullet Point Copy and Paste Templates for Descriptions

If you sell clothing, you need measurements for most of your listings.

 

Most marketplaces require measurements for clothing and apparel, and even if they don’t, you should make it a requirement for you!

 

Do you measure your clothing to sell on Poshmark, Depop, eBay, and others?

 

Measurements are a hot topic in the reseller community, but it’s a no-brainer to include measurements when you’re selling used clothing that can’t be returned online. I would never pay up for something if I had no idea if it would fit me.

 

We all know that sizing varies; a “Size 10” jeans from one store might be several inches bigger or smaller than another pair of “Size 10” jeans from a different store. If you think modern sizing is inconsistent, vintage sizing is vastly different.

 

The other factor is that if you don’t include measurements, buyers will ask for them. It might be a hassle to locate, unbag, measure, and update the buyer in a timely manner. What is even worse is they might not even ask; instead, they might move along to a listing that has measurements provided.

 

Some sellers do not include measurements, but they cannot measure the volume of sales that they aren’t making because of it.

 

Think about it: Measurements help SEO, too. With such differences in sizing between brands, buyers search for things like a “30 inch waist.” 

 

At Vendoo, we’re team measurements. The best practice is to include all relevant measurements in your listing descriptions to make more sales.

 

Tip: Do not include pictures of the measuring device on top of your item. Have you ever seen a brand do that? Not only is it tacky, but you make the buyer work to zoom in and hopefully be able to read them. Plus, you’re losing the SEO of written measurements. 

 

Here are some bullet point measurement templates that you can copy and paste into your listings:

 

Personally, I do not provide all the measurements for all of the items. For example, I don’t provide sleeve length on a basic t-shirt. In my listings, the category will determine the measurement template.

 

Looking to learn how to take accurate measurements for clothing and accessories? Check out this video.  

 

Measurement rubrics that I use in Vendoo. Use these bullet point copy-and-paste templates in your product descriptions:

 

Note: you will want to include your unit of measurement (inches is recommended).

 

Basic Tops

 

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📏 Measurements for basic tops, including T-shirts, sweatshirts, tank tops, camis, and crop tops:

 

Approximate Measurements:

  1. Pit to Pit Approx.    
  2. Shoulder to Hem Approx.  

 

Blouses & Outerwear

 

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📏Measurements for fancier blouses, sweaters, blazers, coats, and jackets:

 

Approximate Measurements; 

  1. Pit to Pit Approx.   
  2. Shoulder to Hem Approx.    
  3. Across Shoulders Approx.    
  4. Arm Length from Armpit Approx.    
  5. Waist Approx.   

 

Tips for measuring tops:

 

  1. You might choose to use the word “bust” or “chest” as it sounds a little better than pit-to-pit. However, you will be required to double the armpit-to-armpit measurement. 

  2. You might choose to measure the arm length from the shoulder (rather than the armpit). If so, modify the rubric accordingly. Always note where you measure from because everyone does it differently. 

  3. If a top has adjustable straps, I exclude any portion of the straps from the measurement and note the base length, and put “plus adjustable straps” immediately after. 

 

Jeans, Shorts, & Pants 

 

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📏 Measurements for jeans, shorts, and all other pants.

 

Approximate Measurements; 

  1. Waist Approx. 
  2. Inseam Approx. 
  3. Rise Approx.  
  4. Hips Approx. 

 

Tips for measuring jeans, shorts, and pants:

 

  1. When we measure, we get a flat waist measurement. So, you either need to indicate that it is a “flat measurement” or double it.  I highly recommend doubling it yourself and putting it in your description for clarity and SEO.

  2. For athletic pants and leggings that are very stretchy or have elasticized waistbands, I generally do not include the waist measurement. Or if I do, I make a note that the waist measures xx” unstretched. 

  3. Many sellers also include a leg opening measurement. If you’re selling on Grailed, this is on the listing form. I’m almost never asked this question, so I don’t take the time. 

  4. Pants are tricky to measure. Make sure you’re measuring them correctly in this video



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Skirts

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📏 Measurements for skirts of any length or style.

 

Approximate Measurements; 

  1. Waist Approx. 
  2. Length Approx.
  3. Hips Approx.  

 

Tips for measuring skirts:

 

  1. See the note about waist measurements above.

  2. If the skirt is super wide or flowy (like a vintage hoop skirt) you might consider measuring the circumference, too. You can do this by laying the skirt flat, measuring across the bottom hemline, and doubling that measurement.  

 

Dresses

 

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📏 Measurements for dresses of any length or style.

 

Approximate Measurements; 

  1. Pit to Pit Approx. 
  2. Waist Approx.
  3. Hips Approx.
  4. Shoulder to Hem Approx.    

 

Tips for measuring dresses:

 

  1. See notes about chest measurements, arm length measurements, adjustable straps, and flat waist measurements above. 

  2. Generally, the waist of the dress is at the narrowest point and the hips are at the widest. Dresses are tricky to measure. Make sure you’re measuring them correctly in this video

 

Rompers & Jumpsuits

 

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📏 Measurements for jumpsuits and rompers. 

 

Approximate Measurements; 

  1. Pit to Pit Approx. 
  2. Shoulder to Hem Approx.  
  3. Waist Approx. 
  4. Inseam Approx. 
  5. Rise Approx.   
  6. Hips Approx.

 

Tips for measuring jumpsuits, playsuits, and rompers:

 

  1. Jumpsuits and rompers are like tops connected to bottoms; they require all the measurements that you would need for both pieces. 

  2. Please see above for specific tips about flat waist measurements, sleeve lengths, adjustable straps, and more!



Suiting

 

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📏 For pantsuits, skirt suits, and suit separates, I just use the relevant measurement templates above for blazers, pants, and skirts. 

 

Now, see how I handle measurements for accessories. Buyers commonly ask questions about accessories; especially handbags and belts!

 

Measurements rubrics to copy and paste for handbags and accessories: 

 

Handbags

 

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📏 Measurements for all types of bags: shoulder bags, handbags, crossbody bags, backpacks, cosmetic bags, etc. 

 

Approximate Measurements; 

  1. Length Approx. 
  2. Width Approx.  
  3. Height Approx. 

 

You might also include, as applicable:

  1. Drop Approx. 
  2. Strap Length Approx. 

 

Tips for measuring bags:

 

  1. You will commonly see bag measurements in a Length x Width x Height format. This is universally recognized.

  2. “Drop” refers to shoulder drop on bags with shoulder handle(s). “Strap Length” is applicable when the bag has a strap, like a crossbody bag.

 

Belts

 

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📏 Measurements for belts, as applicable

 

Approximate Measurements; 

  1. Width Approx.
  2. Total Length Approx. 
  3. Length to First Hole Approx. 
  4. Length to Last Hole Approx. 

 

Tips for measuring belts:

 

  1. If the belt is “one size” and it is woven whereas it can be latched at any point, all you need are the length and width measurements.

  2. If the belt has a large or chunky buckle, you might consider providing the length of the buckle as well. 



Ties

 

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📏 Measurements for neckties and bowties

 

Approximate Measurements; 

  • Width at Widest Approx.
  • Width at Narrowest Approx.
  • Total Length

 

I never used to measure neckties, but every time I didn’t measure, I would be inevitably asked about it. Now I include all measurements. 

 

Hats

 

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📏 Generally, the only measurements I include for hats are the circumference and height, and only when it is a fancier hat than a baseball cap

 

Approximate Measurements; 

  • Circumference Approx.
  • Height Approx.

 

Shoes

 

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📏 Generally, the only measurement I include for most shoes is the heel height. The following measurements are for boots: 

 

Approximate Measurements; 

  • Heel Height Approx.
  • Shaft Height Approx.
  • Shaft Circumference Approx.
  • Boot Opening Approx.

 

Scarves

 

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📏 The only measurements I include for scarves are length and width. If it is an infinity scarf, I call the length “circumference.”  

 

Approximate Measurements; 

  • Width Approx.
  • Length Approx.

 

Jewelry 

 

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📏 The specific measurements will depend on the type of jewelry:

 

Necklace

  • Chain Length Approx.
  • Pendant Length Approx.

 

Bracelet/ Anklet 

  • Chain Length Approx.

 

Earrings

  • Length Approx.

 

Ring

  • Circumference Approx.

 

But only if you don’t have a ring sizer.

 

You can copy and paste these rubrics into your listing descriptions. 

 

Or, if you’re a Vendoo user, you can create listing templates to pre-enter this information (and more) for the fastest listing. 



 

 

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