5 tricks to buy pants without having to try them on

5 tricks to buy pants without having to try them on

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26 11 2018

5 tricks to buy pants without having to try them on 5 trucos para comprarte unos pantalones sin tener que probártelos 5 trucos para comprarte unos pantalones sin tener que probártelos

How old were you when you found out that you could know the correct size without going through the fitting room?

ByBlanca de Almandoz@balmandoz
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The weekly findings of The blonde neighbor have us in a sinvivir. It turns out that the staplers have a special compartment for staples at the bottom, that the 8 of diamonds hides a number drawn between the rhombuses and that inside the spools of thread you can store needles and pins. While half the internet wonders how old you were when you discovered that nail files can hold multiple layers or that fire doesn't reflect a shadow (try a match), the other half replies: now I find out. Except for a little trick, very granny and very dressmaker to buy pants in your size without going through the fitting room. Blonde, we already knew that one and we have some more.

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These pants are worn with flat shoes

5 trucos para comprarte unos pantalones sin tener que probártelos

© Carola de Armas

The logic is the same as in the formula to know the length of the midi skirt that suits you best. And it is that the human body, like so many other forms of nature, is subject to a "divine proportion" although it may not seem so at first glance. For example, did you know that your foot is the same length as your forearm? If your flexibility allows it, you can easily check this by resting the sole on your arm, with the heel against the inside of the elbow so that the thumb will fit perfectly at the height of the wrist.

1. The cuff rule: are these pants my size?

It is not the first time that you take your usual size to the dressing room and you have to go out for a smaller or larger one. Unfortunately, the numbers do not always correspond to reality and that is why it is so effective to use this simple seamstress trick: if your forearm, from the elbow to the closed fist, fits in the waist of the pants, it is your size.

This only guarantees that you will enter them and rules out that they are too big for you, but be careful! It does not guarantee that you will like how they look on you.

2. The neck trick: how is the waist

In the same way, you can tell if a pair of pants is your size when, buttoned up, you reach around your neck with the waistband, as if it were a cape (or a bib). What's more, you can determine how loose or tight it will be, especially in tall ones, since the neck measurement corresponds to exactly twice that of the waist. In low pants, on the other hand, it will be too loose.

3. Compare on the shoulders how they will be on the hips

To find out if it will be looser or tighter through the hips, thighs, and butt, you can match the widest point of the pants to your shoulder measurement. Take the pants by the ends, at its widest point and compare it with the width of your shoulders, if the difference between the fabric and your shoulders is very large, it is likely that the pants are too small. The smaller the difference, the more flattering.

© Carola de Armas

4. How to know if skinny jeans are too narrow

And save that moment when you realize that skinny jeans are so skinny that they don't go past the ankle. Just try putting your fist up the leg. If it reaches the end without difficulties, so will your legs.

5. The trick to know the perfect length

Simply hold the pants by the end of the legs close to your body with your arms crossed so that the waistband falls towards the abdomen and the crotch is at neck height. The hands should be bent at the ends, with the legs running up the forearm to the palm and the fingers sticking out from the outside. When pants are perfectly stretched, they are the perfect length. If your arms are bent, they will be a bit short and if the pants are not tight, they will be a bit long.

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These pants are worn with flat shoes

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