how to measure your body
To determine your measurements, take a tape measurer and measure across the points referenced below. For your bust measurement, you want to measure the fullest part of your chest which is typically right across the nipple. For the waist measurement, you want to measure the smallest part of your torso, typically right around the belly button. For the hip, you want to measure the fullest part of your seat, typically right across your bum. Don't hold the tape measurer too taught or too loose, hold the tape measurer as parallel to the ground as possible and make sure you can take a deep breath. Once you have your measurements down, your can refer to each listing on how sizing works for that style and my recommendation for what size to select. Or, ignore my recommendation and order whatever size works for you.
what is open sizing?
I've chosen "open sizing" for Eli & Barry garments. This is my way of encouraging customers to purchase the garment that makes them feel great without being tied to what the tag says. Instead of traditional sizing of "one size fits all" for roomier garments or "small," medium," and "large," I offer "open size 1," open size 2," and so forth. Measurements for each size are included with each listing with some information on how I designed the garment to fit. For example, when I initially imagined tank top 2, it had a roomy fit. So I might recommend taking your bust measurement and adding 3"-4" and selecting whatever size is closest to that number. At the end of the day, you should choose whatever size makes you feel happy and I'd be happy to make any recommendations based on your body, so feel free to e-mail me with questions!