jumia buyers guide

Taking body measurements to find the perfect clothing size for you

Jumia Buying Guide

fashion size guide

Ever bought a stunning outfit only to find out later that you don't fit into it? Just want to know your body measurement for your next fashion shopping online?

Jumia, your no. 1 online store got you covered, just go through our guidelines to choose your perfect size as we offer the rules to follow to get the correct size of casual and formal clothing. When purchasing clothes online, the key is to determine your correct size by taking your accurate body measurement to avoid unpleasant surprises.

A good fit is looking stunning but also comfortable. Dresses, tops, jackets and blouse size are determined by chest (bust) measurement while waist measurement determine your skirt and trouser size. Choose your clothing size in Jumia size chart that closely match your bust and waist

If your measurement falls between two sizes, then choose smaller size if you are small boned or needs a closer fit. If you are large boned or prefer a looser fit, then get the larger size.

To get a perfect fit, when measuring, hold tape snug but not tight around the body and follow our step-by-step guide:

Taking women measurements when buying clothes

body measurement for women

How to Measure Neck

Gently place a finger on the front of your neck and swallow to feel a lump after you swallow and measure your neck round from just below that point.

How to Measure Chest (Bust)

Stand with your feet together. Hold tape not too tight across the fullest part of yourchest, under arm, straight across the back and measure.

How to get the perfect Waistline

When measuring your waist, don't tuck in your stomach and stand erect in a natural position. Position the measuring tape starting from your belly button around your waistline firmly but not too tight and read the point on the tape measure that meets the end. Leave one finger under the tape to get your perfect size and also to be comfortable when you wear the skirt and dress.

Measuring your Hips

Stand with your feet close together. Look out for the widest part of your hip or buttocks, whichever spot above your thigh is the largest. Wrap the tape around the widest area but it should not be too tight or loose to get your perfect size and you can take a second measurement, to ensure accuracy.

The Perfect Inseam Measurement

Take your favorite trouser that fits you perfectly, smooth the crease on front back and lay the trouser flat back. Measure along the inside leg from crotch to the bottom hem of the trouser to get your size.

How to Measure Sleeve Length

Relax your arm at your sides and slightly bend to measure from center back neck over shoulder point, down the outside of the arm to the wrist.


Taking men measurements when buying clothes

How to Measure Neck

body measurement for men

Wrap the tape measure around the lower part of your neck (don't choke yourself) and it must be about an inch below your Adam's apple. For a comfortable fit, place 2 fingers between the tape and your neck when measuring.

How to Measure Chest

Don't flex out your chest but stand normally and wrap the tape under your armpits, around the fullest part of your chest. The measuring tape should be snug but not tight for you to get the perfect size.

How to Measure your Sleeve Length

Stand still with your arms at your side and fingers tucked into your front pockets. Place the measuring tape perfectly well and measure from your shoulder joint to the wrist bone.

How to Measure the waist

To ensure maximum comfort, put a finger between your body and the tape to measure around the waist at about navel level.

Measure your seat

Make sure the measuring tape includes the widest part of the buttocks. Don't hold the tape too tightly or loosely but just enough that you can fit two fingers between the tape.

How to measure Inseam

Remove your shoes and have your lover or the friend you trust to measure your inner leg from the lowest part of your crotch to your foot.


Footwear size table

Jumia brand sizes are designed to fit to the following body measurements: Some brands may vary from these measurements but you can still use them as a guide

6 39 7
6.5 40 7.5
7 41 8
8 42 9
9 43 10
10 44 11
11 45 12
12 46 13
13 47 14

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