We all know that clothing does not always correspond to the size it is supposed to be. Dress sizes my be standard, but it would appear manufacturing processes allow some to be quite a long way from where they should be. It’s the same for women and men; how often have you bought a garment that is ‘your size’ only to discover it is definitely not? It happens often, and mostly with garments that we have paid a lot of money for!
Now that online shopping is taking over rapidly from the high street, it’s not uncommon to order something that pertains to be the right size, only to wait for it to arrive and find out it is anything but! Then you have to go through the rigmarole of packing it up, sending it back and looking for another one. Well, we’re happy to tell you that there’s no longer a need to do this. A website by the name of Comfy-penguin has developed a tool that should minimise the risk of ordering clothing that is wrong size. How does it work? Let’s check it out!
How Does It Work?
The website is keen to point out that it cannot 100% guarantee that using their process you will get the right size, but that it makes it far less likely that you will get the wrong size! It’s a very simple system, so how does it work?
Cleverly, the Comfy-Penguin dress size calculator uses not your size, but the actual measurements of your favourite, best-fitting items. For example, you’re looking for a sweater. There are handy pictures on the website that show you where to measure, so you get it right. You take those measurements, select the calculator, and enter the figures in the correct places.
It’s what happens next that is particularly clever: the information is then applied to a database of retailers and products. From this database, Comfy Penguin will automatically find similar items that are close to your given measurements, and will give you a selection of items with actual sizes to within half an inch.
We think this is a very clever little calculator, and they say that they are taking on board customer feedback and improving it all the time. It’s certainly worth a look if you’re into buying your clothes online, but it’s also worth bearing in mind that, right now, there are restrictions as to the items of clothing you can use it for.
What Can I Use it For?
At present the garments you can search for using the Dress Size Calculator are upper-body items such as sweatshirts, jumpers and hoodies. Nevertheless, as these are among the most popular items of clothing that are bought online, it is certainly a worthwhile tool that should make your clothes shopping more efficient and successful, and reduce the amount of times you have to send something back! Give Comfy-Penguin a look, you might find it of great use to you.