Not all clothing has been created equal, and because there are no sizing standards the size label on the tags can often be misleading, so we go by the motto "size is lies". The best way to get the best fit from your clothing is to know your measurements and to have them written down somewhere for easy access when online shopping, this will make things much easier!
How to Measure Yourself
1) Measure your BUST/CHEST
With the tape straight across and your back, bring it around to the front, then place the tape loosely around the fullest part of your bust.
2) Measure your WAIST
Wrap a measuring tape around your natural waistline.
3) Measure your HIPS
Wrap a measuring tape around the fullest part of your hips.
Below is a chart for general sizing types and how it corresponds to your measurements.