Delzani Breeches | Jodhpurs | Tights Size Guide

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Our Delzani Breeches StyleFit:

You will love the consistent fit of our StyleFIT breeches design. We use this same design fit  across all our breeches, so you can rest assured there should be minimal difference between the same size in any of our styles. 

Are our breeches low/ mid/ or high rise?

We offer three different rise or waist band heights  across our breeches.

Standard Rise / Waist. These  are a standard rise design, which means the waistband is not sitting to low on your hips, or sitting to high....they are just right :)

High Waisted Design. The waistband on this designs sits approximately 27mm higher up your hips compared to our standard rise design. Our personal favourite fit ;)

Dressage Waistband. Our Dressage style breeches have a higher waistband around the hips and back for added support and the waistband then reduces down to a standard rise waistband at the front.

How does Delzani sizing compare to others in the market?

Delzani breeches & jodhpurs use standard "Australian" sizing and the feedback from our customers is that they are in-line with the sizing used in many traditional brands.  However its all relative, I'm sure we have all noticed the trend for clothing labels to downsize sizing,  pairs of jeans that used to be size 12, suddenly start being labelled as size 10 to boost our self confidence!

However, you can see from the sizing matrix at the end of this article, that Delzani sizes do have a little bit off overlap from one size into the next. If you are inbetween sizes or at the top end of your size, we always suggest going up a size for better fit and comfort.  Use the guide below to find your ideal fit range.
 

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How do I work out which size ladies Breeches/Jodhpurs I need?

To get the ideal fit - you need to find two of your real-world measurements - your waistband circumference and your hip measurements. (Ignore size labels on other brands of pants or breeches you may have.) 

Step 1: Measure your Belt Band ( Not your waist!)

You need to find your waistband circumference in millimetres. The most effective way is to put on a pair of existing standard rise breeches that fit you nicely already. (If you don't have breeches, a pair of pants or jeans that have standard rise waistbands will do.)

Run the measuring tape through the belt loops and take note of your waistband measurement at the top edge of the waistband. (note we are not measuring your natural waist which is higher and thinner.)  We will call this Measurement 'A'.

How to measure your waist for breeches

^ Note we are not measuring your natural waist - but instead measuring your belt band.
 

Step 2: Measure your Hips.

Next, measure your hips at their widest point in millimetres. We suggest you do this a couple of times to make sure you get a consistent measurement.  We will call this Measurement 'B'

How to measure your hips for breeches
 

Step 3: Compare A & B to our size chart below

Find your waistband measurement "A" in the chart below. Ideally, your "A" measurement should be in the central area of the light blue shaded range for a particular size.

Then once you have found your ideal size in the blue range, check your hip ("B") measurement against the orange hip measurement "B" for that particular size you chose above.

If your hip measurement (B) is less than the max figure quoted, then you have found your ideal size. If your hips are larger than the quoted B, then you will need to go up a size.

If you are inbetween sizes, or your sizing crosses over into a bigger size, we always suggest opting for the bigger size.

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Example 1.  Waist (A) = 835mm & Hip (B) = 1090mm. You would be a Size 12
Example 2.  Waist (A) = 750mm & Hip (B) = 990mm.  You would choose Size 8. While you would fit in size 6, you would be at the top end of fit and close to max hip width. Moving up to size 8 will be a better fit..

If you have any questions - just drop us an email with your A and B measurements (and height).

If you are in-between sizes on our size chart, we always recommend going up a size with breeches, rather than going down.  The methods we use for waistband stretch & construction, and the actual stretch of the custom fabrics themselves are forgiving. They will generally allow you to wear your correct size or one size above and still look flattering and be comfortable. 

If for whatever reason our size chart advises a size that seems out of the norm for you, just double check your measurements again and feel free to contact us. (ie if you are always a size 12 and our chart says you are a size 16, then something isn't right!)
 

How to measure yourself for Tights:

Delzani tights we offer across 10 sizes, whereas most competitors only offer 5 sizes across the same scale. This allows us to give you an ideal fit based on your waistband measurement.  

Step 1: Measure your Waistband. (not your waist)

You need to find your waistband circumference in millimetres. The most effective way is to put on a pair of existing breeches or tights (standard rise) that fit you nicely already. (If you don't have tights or breeches, a pair of pants or jeans that have standard rise waistbands will do.)

Run the measuring tape through the belt loops or around the top of the tights waistband and take note of your waistband measurement at the top edge of the waistband.  We will call this Measurement 'A'.

Please note that we are not measuring your 'natural' waist  which is higher and thinner -  but instead measuring where the top of the waistband sits in a standard rise pair of breeches or tights. We don't need to worry about a hip measurement.

How to measure tights waist

^ Note we are not measuring your natural waist - but measuring lower. See notes above.

Step 2: Compare your "A" to our size chart below

Find your tights waistband measurement "A" in the chart below. Ideally, your "A" measurement should be in the central area of the light blue shaded range of a particular size. 

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Example 1.  Waist (A) = 860mm.  You would be a Size 12
Example 2.  Waist (A) = 720mm.  You could choose Size 4 or 6. If you were a thin build we would suggest Size 4. If you are more solid, we would suggest size 6  ( you would look great in either!) 

This sizing is a guide only - no two bodies are the same. If you are inbetween sizes, or at the high end of a size we generally recommend going up a size. If you are unsure, send us your waist "A"  and hip 'B''  measurements along with your height and we can offer some suggestions.

If for whatever reason our size chart advises a size that seems out of the norm for you, just double check your measurements again and feel free to contact us. (ie if you are always a size 12 and our chart says you are a size 16, then something isn't right!)

If you have any questions - just drop us an email with your A & B measurements and your height.

Looking for our Shirts & Tops size guide? You can find it here. 

 


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