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This page provides step by step guidance on how to determine the right size for your Kebaya and Baju Kurung.

It is a long post to read.
Some people find it easy to understand, while others find it confusing.

Thus, we encourage you to email your bust-waist-hips measurements and you will get a reply with your right size straight away.

 

Contact person:
Amy

Email address:
empireofelegance@gmail.com

 

To skip the long post below, here is the basic size chart.

 

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Kebaya is a tight-fitting garment.
Some prefer to wear it loose, and many love it to be snug-fit.

What important when purchasing Kebaya online - is to ensure you can slide into the Kebaya easily; which is about getting your right size.

It is not the same with Baju Kurung - which is worn loose.
Therefore you will find the measurements of the Baju Kurung is different from Kebaya.

 

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So what is your right size?
Measure your bust.

 

 

Let's say your bust is 40 inches. If we convert that to European size, it is EU40.
That is how European sizing system works.
EU40 means the measurements across the bust of the clothing (from armpit to armpit) is 20 inches.
Multiply 20 inches by two and you get 40 inches.

So if you are getting an outfit tagged EU40, the outfit will fits nicely around your bust area without any gap.
And that is the right size for your Kebaya - as it is not supposed to be loose.

Now what if you check your wardrobe and find most of your outfits are EU42 or EU44 when your bust is 40 inches?

Blouses and shirts are usually worn slightly loose, with gap of 2-4 inches.
The bust measurement for a garment tagged EU42 is 42 inches, which is 2 inches bigger than your bust measurement.
It is not the same as Kebaya, as you know how sexy a Kebaya is - the tighter, the better!

A kind reminder for those with bust 42 inches and above, it is advisable to take one size bigger (two inches loose) for your Kebaya.

 

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So how about Baju Kurung?

It is not advisable to get a snug-fit Baju Kurung.
The traditional Baju Kurung is usually worn 4 inches loose and modern Baju Kurung, 2 inches loose.

So if your Kebaya is EU40, then your Baju Kurung is EU 42 or EU44 - depends on how loose you want it to be.
>Usually for those with bust 42 inches and above, it is advisable to get 4 inches loose.

Here in Empire of Elegance, we have standardize the size for both Kebaya and Baju Kurung.
If your bust is 32 inches, your Kebaya size is EU32, and your Baju Kurung size is EU36
- therefore your size in Empire of Elegance is XS for both Kebaya and Baju Kurung.

Easy.
Just remember XS when shopping.
No more numbers in head.

 

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How about other measurements?

 

Here is the size chart to guide you:

 

 

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Worry about waist and hips?

 

The standard measurements for ready-to-wear Kebaya in Empire of Elegance is as follow:

 

Waist = Bust - 4 inches

Hips = Bust + 4 inches

 

Example of Kebaya measurements for size EU38 (L):

 

Bust = 38 inches

Waist = 38 - 4 = 34 inches

Hips = 38 + 4 = 42 inches

 

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What if your waist and hips are bigger than the standard measurements?

 

Email your bust-waist-hips measurements and you will get a reply with your right size straight away.

 

Contact person:
Amy

Email address:
empireofelegance@gmail.com

 

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Thank you.

 

 

 

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