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How To Tell If A T-Shirt Is Too Big

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Sizing is very important when it comes to looking good in your clothes. It not only gives a better impression when you are well dressed, it also makes you more comfortable and more confident in how you look. For a variety of reasons many people opt to wear T-shirts that are somewhat loose. They feel more at ease, less constricted and do not feel like they are showing off their body, flaws and all. However, it is very important to be able to tell if your T-shirt is actually too big, so you don’t look sloppy.

If the shoulder seams, where the shoulder meets the sleeve of the T-shirt, are falling lower than just slightly off the edge of the shoulder, than the T-shirt is too big. If you see the seam midway between the shoulder and the elbow you know that you definitely need to find one smaller. This is a common problem when women opt to wear men’s or even unisex T-shirts and is one of the best arguments for women wearing only T-shirts that are designed with their shape in mind.

If the T-shirt hangs very loosely, not even skimming the shape of the body and is long enough to be worn as a dress, you can definitely feel confident in saying that it is too big. Such T-shirts resemble small tents and are definitely not effective in covering up any perceived body flaws. They instead reinforce the impression that the person is not only overweight, but also sloppy. For those who are very thin, shirts that hang too loosely and too long also tend to make you look unkempt and even thinner than you actually are.

If you can lift a T-shirt by the shoulder seems and move it back and forth, so that each time you stop it shows a different part of your bra, shoulder, upper back or chest, you definitely have one that is too big. A T-shirt that fits properly should sit in only one place when you put it on and should not be adjustable. If it is, you need to go at least one size down, if not more.

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How Long Should A T-Shirt Be On A Guy?

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T-shirts are truly a staple in practically every guy’s wardrobe. At first glance the T-shirt seems to be the simplest thing anyone could wear, with all T-shirts being practically the same, but for color and the designs printed on them. However in reality there are different style factors that come into play with T-shirts. There are different types of collars, fitted tees versus loose tees and of course, the length of a shirt.

The length of a T-shirt is very important for a guy’s T-shirt. The perfect length can make a T-shirt look very stylish and the wrong length can make it look feminine, sloppy or just ill fitting. Choosing the proper length T-shirt is as important as any other factor when selecting a great-looking T-shirt.

A rule of thumb for guy’s T-shirts is that they should never come just to the waist. This will either look feminine, too small or just plain silly. Another rule of thumb is that any T-shirt that falls much below the butt needs to be hemmed. A very long T-shirt on a man never works. For women, longer tees are workable as nightshirts, dresses and with leggings. However, guys have no options that make long tees look okay. Luckily hemming a T-shirt is a simple and inexpensive option.

T-shirts that fall between the waist and mid-butt are very stylish and are a great option for any guy who is in shape. This is a nice neat length for a T-shirt and looks good with jeans, pants or shorts. Guys who are not carrying any extra weight look great in tees this length because it draws attention to the torso, however it will also emphasize extra pounds around the middle if that is your case. Another thing to remember is to make sure the tee is the right length for you personally. If you lift your arms, you should not be baring any skin.

For most guys, a T-shirt that covers the butt is the way to go. When in doubt, choose this length. It nicely disguises a few extra pounds. It can be tucked in easily without slipping out if you are looking for a neater look or as an undershirt. This type of tee goes with everything, even sweat pants which definitely require a longer tee. A T-shirt this length also eliminates the problem of it rising up when you are moving around; the extra length will keep you covered.

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How To Determine A Properly Fitting T-Shirt

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There is no greater treasure than a properly fitting T-shirt that you are completely comfortable in and know that you look your absolute best wearing. Finding that T-shirt however is not always the easiest thing to do. It often takes a lot of time and hits and misses with T-shirt shopping before you happen upon the absolute perfectly fitted one for you.

When you are trying to figure out whether a T-shirt fits you properly or not, here are some things to check.

•    If the T-shirt rises up and shows your back or stomach when you life your arms, then it is too short. Unless you are in the market for a crop T-shirt, you should be able to raise your arms without those around you getting a glimpse of skin.
•    The shoulder seams (those that attach sleeves to a T-shirt) should sit exactly at the edge of your shoulder. If they are on your shoulder, the shirt is too small. If they are on your arm, it is too big.
•    If the T-shirt moves loosely about, flowing as you move or you can lift the shoulders and easily reposition it, it is not properly fitting.
•    If a T-shirt is so tight that you are left with indentations in your skin from the seams after wearing it, it is definitely ill fitting.
•    If the sleeves of the T-shirt are too tight on your arms, it is not a good fit.
•    If your T-shirt does not comfortably cover your hips and it is long enough to do so but is too tight, you should try a different style tee.
•    If you are feel that your T-shirt is too small, it probably is.
•    If you question whether your T-shirt is too big, it probably is.
•    Sleeves on a regular T-shirt should hit about the mid part of your upper arm.
•    The hem of a T-shirt should arrive around mid-buttocks.

The ideal fit for a T-shirt is one that is neither too tight nor too loose on any parts of your body. It should also skim your shape, not showing every detail, but not hanging so loosely that one wonders if you have a figure or not. Men can indeed wear T-shirts that are looser and they don’t look quite as bad. Women, of course, depending on their body type can wear more form fitting tees to show it off. That is if they are comfortable in T-shirts that fit that way.

T-shirts are all about comfort. Finding a properly fitting T-shirt means you are even more comfortable. The ideal way to find the best tees ever for you is by having them custom-made. You can choose the quality you desire, the weight of the fabric, the size, style and color. Then you get to personalize your new T-shirts by having anything you like printed on them. You can go with a design-based T-shirt like the popular “I heart something” or “Eat, Sleep, Whatever” shirts. You can also use a T-shirt to make a statement, show off or make a joke. Practically anything can be printed on a custom tee.

What To Do If Your Shirt Neck Is Too Big?

Finding the perfect sized T-shirt is often a problem. Many people find that they are given customized T-shirts that they are expected to wear for a variety of reasons and those T-shirts rarely fit well. Yet, what do you do with a free T-shirt or a shirt that is for a special event and everyone else is wearing it? One of the most common problems with one-size-fits-all T-shirts and ones that are bulk-ordered without specific sizes in mind is that the shirt neck is often too big.

One of the best solutions is to wear an undershirt under your T-shirt. You can match up the color of the oversized T-shirt with an undershirt of the same color for a seamless look. You can also opt for a contrasting color so the layering stands out more and gives you a stand out from the crowd look. By putting another shirt under the one you need or want to wear, women can cover up sufficiently to avoid a risqué look or in the case of men, too much chest hair showing.

If you are in a situation where time is a premium and you don’t have an undershirt to wear or can’t wear it for some reason, double-sided tape will also solve your problem. Simply position the T-shirt as it looks best, tuck it in to keep it taut and gently place double sided tape inside the shirt so it adheres in strategic places to your skin and the shirt. This way the neckline doesn’t shift and overexpose you.

Since the biggest problem with a shirt neck that is too big is the risk of it moving and showing you off too much, anything you can do to help tighten it overall so that is doesn’t move is helpful. Tie a knot in the end of the shirt to get it under control. You can also put a clamp-style paper clip on the back.

How Far Down Does A Typical V-neck Go Down My Chest?

V-neck T-shirts, like all types of T-shirts, come in all sizes, colors and styles. The neckline of a T-shirt is not typically something that changes very much; however, a V-neck T-shirt leaves a lot of room for variation. V-necks can be very close to the neck, being very similar to a crew neck shirt. They can also feature a very deep V that shows off lots of cleavage.

Men’s V-necks and women’s V-necks are very different in depth. Typically men’s V-necks are very shallow and do not plunge like women’s necklines. They are often as little as 1 inch or less down the chest. In fact many people would suggest that if the V shows a little chest hair, it is deep enough. Shallow V-necks are ideal for men to wear. It adds a little diversity to their wardrobe and make for a great casual look.

For women, V-necks tend to be a staple in many wardrobes. It is a very flattering neckline for practically all women. The depth of a V-neck for a woman’s shirt can be varied. More sporty shirts have very shallow V-necks. Often these types of necks can be commonly found on unisex shirts also.

The more common depth is just about to the top of the cleavage, typically about 3 to 4 inches deep. This adds a much more elegant look to a T-shirt. It makes for an unmistakably feminine touch to the classic T-shirt. It is also seen as being dressier than a regular T-shirt. V-necks are also a great choice for anyone who is looking to elongate the look of the neck or the torso. This neckline draws the eye up and down and helps to create the illusion of length.

Any V-necks that are deeper than 4 inches show a lot of skin and can be definitely be classed as a sexy top. A deep décolletage is great for dressing up, very popular amongst younger women and certain groups of women. If a woman is confident in showing off her best assets, a risqué top with a deep V is the way to go. However, it is important to make sure that it fits properly. If the shirt is too big, it could shift and show more of your assets than you want.

Practically every woman needs a selection of V-necks in her wardrobe. They flatter almost everyone and add an easy touch of flair to an outfit. A selection of custom-made V-neck T-shirts is the perfect way to fill your wardrobe with the tees you need. You can get V-neck T-shirts of all colors, styles, quality and weight customized the way you want them, so they perfectly represent who you are. They can show off your favorite things, your hobbies, who you love, what you are proud of, your sense of humor and what you believe in. They are the perfect way to express yourself in style.

Top 10 T-Shirt Fashion Faux Pas

1. Wearing a dirty or stained t-shirt
No one wants to see a dirty t-shirt. It doesn’t matter how casual the gathering is. It doesn’t matter what the activity is. No one wants to see it. There are plenty of ways to take care of a t-shirt and to remove any stain imaginable, so there’s no excuse for wearing a shirt with stains.

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2. Inappropriate shirt tuck

If you’re at a formal occasion, or a very dressy one, it is possible to look great in a t-shirt that has been dressed up with the right clothes and accessories. What isn’t appropriate is having your t-shirt hanging out untucked. Even worse is a half tuck that looks like only half an effort has been made. Both looks are sloppy for many occasions. If you’re going to go somewhere nice and you’re going to wear a t-shirt- make the effort to keep it tucked in.


3. Stretched neck

There are ways to keep your t-shirt neck from getting too stretched. If you have a lot of t-shirts with stretched necks, you are either putting too much force on it when you get dressed or you are buying a size that is too small. Once the neck gets stretched out on a t-shirt, it’s time to replace it with a new one.


4. Wrinkled T-Shirts

Wrinkled t-shirts are preventable but if they do get wrinkled its an easy fix. var iety of methods to get the wrinkles out.


5. Frayed Edges or Holes in your t-shirt

Small holes, or holes that are on the seam, can be fixed easily with just a few stitches. If you don’t have the coordination to use a needle and thread, you can try an alteration shop. Fixing a small hole is very inexpensive. Or, simply replace the t-shirt. It is not acceptable to have holes in a t-shirt that is to be work in public.


6. Wearing a t-shirt in an inappropriate location

There are times, such as a formal church service or a wedding, in which a t-shirt isn’t generally appropriate. If you can dress up your t-shirt, however, people may not realize that you’re wearing a t-shirt at all. If you’re going to wear a t-shirt to a location that isn’t appropriate, pair it with dressier clothes and make sure it’s in perfect condition.


7. Not wearing the correct color t-shirt to match your pants

Nothing looks worse than an outfit that clashes. Literally. It’s hard on the eyes, it irritates people and it’s just a fashion mess. Make sure that your t-shirt color coordinates with your pants color. If you don’t have an idea about what will look good with your t-shirt, err on the side of caution and wear it with jeans. They look good with any t-shirt color.


8. Showing/not showing undershirt t-shirt under another piece of clothing

Whether your undershirt shows or not is a personal preference, but there are many places in which it is not considered appropriate. In an office that requires business attire, make sure to keep it out of sight. In a more casual environment, keeping an over-shirt buttoned up tight may make you look uptight and unfriendly. Think about the environment you are in before you decide to show or not show your undershirt.


9. Wearing a smelly t-shirt

No one appreciates someone who smells. There are many inexpensive ways to get a bad odor out of a t-shirt and it’s respectful to others to try those methods before going out in public. Think about the people around you and how you’d feel if someone near you had an offensive odor.


10. Wearing a t-shirt that is not the correct size

At work, wearing a t-shirt that is too tight may get you into trouble. When you’re visiting family, it’s just inappropriate. When you’re out with friends, wearing a t-shirt that is too big and doesn’t show off the basic line of your physique may mean that you don’t get the same attention that your friends will. Make sure that your t-shirt size is appropriate to the occasion and to the company you are keeping.


Is My T-Shirt Too Tight?

Because the current style changes so often, it can be hard to tell whether a t-shirt is fitting the way it should, is too loose or is simply too tight. This can be a tricky subject because the answer will be different for every person. This leads to a wide definition of how to tell if a T-shirt fits too tightly.

For men, how tightly a t-shirt fits is often a matter of the wearer’s body type. For someone carrying a few extra pounds, a t-shirt should hang well in order to disguise this aspect of the figure. The t-shirt would be too tight if it clings so closely to the body that the extra pounds are very obvious to anyone who sees the person. For a man who is slender or average, the t-shirt can fit slightly tighter and still be appropriate. The t-shirt should skim the body without being formfitting.

Many men also worry about having fat in the chest region. If this is the case, the t-shirt should fit looser than if the chest is flat. A t-shirt that is the proper size might be considered too tight if this chest area is visible. Choose one size larger than you would ordinarily choose in order to conceal that region.

For women, the standards are far different. The woman’s figure does have something to do with how tightly the T-shirt can fit, but there are other aspects involved as well. A tight t-shirt is often considered inappropriate for women in many different social situations. Going to church or school or being around family members often means that a t-shirt should fit looser than another such social situations.

To determine how tightly the T-shirt is fitting a woman, it’s important to see how closely it hugs the figure. Most women want a t-shirt that reveals something about their figure. This is often considered flattering for most figure types. To do this, the T-shirt should skim the figure without hiding or revealing too much. If a t-shirt fits correctly, some aspects of the figure should be left to the imagination, but the shirt should not be so large that the figure is completely obscured.

If the t-shirt is too tight, too much of the figure will be revealed. This is especially true in the chest region. If a woman’s chest is large, it can be especially difficult to find a t-shirt that skims the rest of the figure while not fitting the chest too tightly. If the entire shape of the chest is visible, the t-shirt is likely too tight. If there is a little bit of room in at the bust without having too much fabric around the middle, the fit is perfect.

Some people consider a thin figure a license to wear a very tiny t-shirt. But, just because there are no figure flaws this does not mean that nothing should be left to the imagination. If every curve of the figure is visible, the t-shirt is too tight- even on a thin figure.

How Long Will a Regular T-Shirt Last When I Am Pregnant?

Not being able to wear your favorite clothing can often be one of the hardest parts of being pregnant. Understandably, many women attempt to wear the clothing that they are familiar with and are comfortable in for as long as possible. And when you’re already uncomfortable because of a pregnancy, the comfort of a t-shirt can be very important.

When you first become pregnant, there is a phenomenon called bowel distention that can make a difference in your appearance very quickly. Within just a couple of weeks, the internal organs start to rearrange themselves to prepare for the baby that will be coming. This can result in the lower part of the stomach being pushed out before the baby has grown very much. This first push outward of the stomach can make a T-shirt that was very tight before the pregnancy into one that is simply too tight to wear any longer.  This early phenomenon is much more noticeable on thin women, and it may make more of an impact on women of that size.

For most women, how long they can wear a T-shirt during their pregnancy depends on two things: how big T-shirt is and how large their baby is. Otherwise, a T-shirt that is slightly roomy or over-sized might be worn for most of the pregnancy if the baby is relatively small. For babies that are particularly large, the T-shirt may not fit past about the seventh month.

A T-shirt that was tight or well fitted before will probably fit up until about the fourth or fifth month in most cases. The fourth month is generally when women began to show their pregnancy. If the T-shirt was large on the woman’s pre-pregnancy figure; however, this time period can be increased by a couple of months in most cases. Many women like to wear large, blowsy T-shirts that are comfortable and can be worn with anything.  A large T-shirt like this will probably accommodate most pregnancies of average size babies. But, there are some exceptions.

Twins and triplets are becoming increasingly common in our society, and these pregnancies understandably produce a much larger pregnant stomach. Anyone pregnant with twins or triplets will likely not be able to wear a pre-pregnancy T-shirt for very long.  For women who are carrying twins, unless a T-shirt is very large to begin with, they will probably not be able to wear it much past the third month. Even a very large T-shirt may not make it through one of these pregnancies.

Because it is impossible early in the pregnancy to know how large the baby will be and how much weight will be gained, it’s often best to simply buy larger T-shirts during pregnancy. This keeps the expectant mother from worrying about outgrowing her clothes and not having a comfortable T-shirt to wear while she is pregnant. Maternity T-shirts may be cut better for many pregnant women, but a T-shirt that is simply a larger size will also work for most women.

How to Choose a T-Shirt if You Have Large Breasts

There are times when you might want a little attention for your figure, but there are likely also times when that kind of attention is simply unwanted. When you want some attention paid to your figure, there are many different T-shirt types to wear than if you don’t want that kind of attention.

A good, attention-getting T-shirt for someone with this type of figure is one that is well fitted. The well-fitted T-shirt will fit the bust like a glove and will not be baggy around the chest. This is a way to enhance the bust line and to make it more noticeable to anyone who sees you in this type of T-shirt. Depending on the type of bra you wear, the T-shirt size that you choose may be different.  A bra that offers a lot of support will probably allow you to wear a smaller sized T-shirt than one that doesn’t. Choosing a good support bra means not only being able to fit into a smaller size, it also means having a silhouette that is made more attractive by the tight-fitting T-shirt.

There may be a lot of times when you don’t want any attention for your figure, however.  During those times, choosing a T-shirt that is looser in the bust line is the best idea. A looser bust line conceals the exact size and shape of the bust and keeps it from getting too much attention. Wearing a T-shirt that is one size larger than one that fits like a glove is a good way to keep the bust line from being too prominently noticeable in the T-shirt while keeping the T-shirt from getting to baggy.

To make the bust line seen smaller than it is, wearing a darker color on top is the best advice.  Many women with large breasts wear black or dark-colored T-shirts to achieve this look. Any dark color will have this effect on your figure. You can choose from dark blue, dark green, dark purple, or even a deep burgundy red and the dark color will make the entire area that covers look smaller to the eye.

On the other hand, if you are seeking to enhance the area, choose a lighter color. A bright yellow, a pink, orange, or even a white T-shirt will make the area seem a little larger. This enhances the figure and calls attention to it.

For women whose breasts are very large and tend to get attention no matter what, wearing two T-shirts may provide a little bit of extra support. One T-shirt with a slightly larger T-shirt worn over it, or even two T-shirts being worn that are the same size, will give a little extra support to the breasts as well as offering more material. This thicker material means that the breasts may not be as easily noticeable then if the material was thinner. And with the extra support, the breasts will move less as the woman is in motion, meaning even less attention being focused on the breasts.

How To Tell If A Shirt Is Too Big

T-shirt sizing is very important in pulling together a sharp looking outfit. It is easily as important as matching, ironing and dressing for the occasion. For most people it is very easy to tell if a shirt is too small, but it is more difficult to determine if it is too big. Therefore, using certain easy-to-follow guidelines will help you make that determination very easily.

When you try on a T-shirt look in the mirror and check where the shoulder seams lay. The sewn line where the sleeve meets the body of the T-shirt should be sitting at the edge of your shoulder, if it fits properly. If that seam is resting on your upper arm, the T-shirt you are wearing is too big for you. Shoulder fit is one of the most well-known and easiest determinants of whether or not a T-shirt actually fits.

Another aspect of the T-shirt to look at when determining if it is too big for you is the length of it. If the T-shirt completely covers your behind, it is too big. In fact, at that length it is almost a dress. It should cover about half of your backside. Such T-shirts are fine to keep in your closet and use them at certain times.

If you tuck in a T-shirt and it bunches and creates noticeable bumps under your clothing, chances are the tee is too big for you. A well-fitting T-shirt should be able to be tucked into a pair of pants or a skirt smoothly without bunching. In addition, if you can adjust the T-shirt easily by a quick tug here or there, it must also be too big. A T-shirt that fits well is never that easy to adjust.

The good news is that even T-shirts that are too big are useful. They are great to sleep in. They make wonderful smocks for crafts or while painting. They can be your official cleaning the house T-shirts. They make good cover-ups for swimming or while at the beach.

There are many looks that even require oversized T-shirts. Skate boarders usually wear big tees. For those into hip hop, the culture dictates oversized T-shirts. An urban look or a gangster look are often characterized by oversized T-shirts also. However, by no means does wearing a large T-shirt mean that you belong to one of these groups. Some people simply feel more comfortable wearing a roomier T-shirt instead of one that is too revealing.

When you are ready to find a perfect size T-shirt, replace one that is too big or deliberately get an over-sized tee, the best place to get one is from a company that specializes in custom-made T-shirts. With custom tees, you choose the color, brand, weight, style and design of the shirt. You will have the perfect tee for you in no time. In fact, you can even turn a custom-made T-shirt into a shirt about finding the right size T-shirt.

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Is There A Size Between Medium And Large? Sizing Strategies

In regards to T-shirts, generally sizing runs small, medium, large and extra-large. Therefore, there is typically no size between medium and large. However, if you find that you do not perfectly fit into one or the other, you do have a number of other options to consider.

In general a medium from one manufacturer should be the same size as a medium from another manufacturer. However, in reality sizing really is different from one company to another. Some brands tend to run a little larger or a little smaller than others. So if you find that medium is too small and large is too big, you may want to try on T-shirts made by different companies. You may come across a brand which has the perfect size for you.

Another point to remember when T-shirt shopping, is that pretty much all cotton T-shirts will shrink a little with the first wash, even those that say pre-shrunk. Therefore if you find that the large is just a little too big, you may want to choose it regardless, as it will probably fit perfectly after it has been washed. This is especially true if you do not want a form-fitting shirt. In fact, if you are really want a loose-fitting T-shirt and find that medium is just perfect when you try it on, you are likely to be unhappy with the T-shirt size after it has been washed. So it may be in your best interest to purchase the next size up or look for a different brand that fits differently.

How your T-shirt fits is a very personal choice. Some people like T-shirts that are like a second skin. Others like a totally baggy look. Most people are somewhere in between and like a shirt that fits without being too tight or too loose. The way to make sure you have that perfect T-shirt is to buy one slightly larger than ideal, allowing for that expected shrinkage. Opt for a shirt that is a little longer than you’d like and shoulder seams that are just off the edge of your shoulder. By keeping these things in mind, you are sure to pick a tee that will be simply perfect for you after that first wash.

The great thing about buying T-shirts from an online retailer who specializes in custom shirts is that you can choose the brand of shirt you want that fits you exactly the way you want. If you like fitted tees you can opt for those. If you like looser fitting shirts you can order those also. You can even choose lightweight or heavyweight T-shirts, the color you want and other details. When you have picked out the tee you want you can customize it in any way you want. You no longer have to settle for a T-shirt that doesn’t say what you want because the one you really wanted wasn’t available in your size.

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How Can I Tell If My T-Shirt Is Too Big Or Small Based On The Shoulder Position?

Having clothes fit right is the key to dressing successfully. If you wear things that are too small, it gives the image of not caring how you look or that you are trying to dress provocatively. If you wear things that are too large, it looks sloppy or like you are trying to hide under oversized clothing. It may even look like you are wearing someone else’s clothes. Wearing properly fitting clothes is essential to a neat, pulled-together look.

Luckily it is very easy to tell if your T-shirt fits properly or not. You simply need to look at how your T-shirt falls on your shoulder. The seams of the tee where the sleeve meets the body of the shirt should be at the edge of your shoulder if it is the correct size for you. If that seam is closer to your neck, then the T-shirt is too small and you should choose the next size up. If the shoulder seam is on your upper arm, the shirt is definitely too large for you. You can still wear it and it will make for a great beach cover-up or T-shirt to sleep in. However, for everyday wear, you may want to opt for a smaller shirt that fits right.

When you are trying T-shirts on for size, remember the shoulder seam rule. You also need to keep in mind the fact that T-shirts always shrink a little with washing and you should account for that in terms of sizing. If you are choosing between 2 shirts and one is almost too small and the other almost too big, based on the shoulder seam rule, you should go with the bigger one. Inevitably, shrinkage will make the smaller one too small and the bigger one just perfect.

When shopping for T-shirts, do not assume that all brands will fit the same in the same size. One brand may be larger or smaller than another. Some brands tend to be more fitted or longer or shorter than others. That is why it is important to try them on for size or if you are buying online, check the dimensions and compare them to a shirt you own that fits well. Once you know that a certain brand fits you perfectly, it will make T-shirt buying much easier and quicker.

If you take a good look at your T-shirt wardrobe and realize that you have a bunch of tees that simply don’t follow the shoulder seam rule, it may be time to buy new ones. In order to look your best, get new properly fitted tees to replace those that are too big or too small. If some of those that don’t fit right are your favorites, you can get them replicated easily by ordering custom-made T-shirts in the right size. The great thing about custom-made tees is that you can choose any color, style or design that you want and have a variety of perfect tees made to fill up your wardrobe.

Order your custom-made T-shirt today in the perfect size for you.

How Can I Tell If My T-Shirt Arms Are Too Small Or Big?

Wearing a properly fitting T-shirt will make all the difference in the world to your comfort level and the appearance you want to project. A tee that does not fit properly can make you appear sloppy, careless, overweight or underweight. Therefore, it is important to choose your T-shirts carefully and notice the details of how it fits for the best look possible. This means not only do you need to make sure your T-shirt is not too fitted or loose in the body nor too long or too short in length, but you also need to be sure that the shoulders fit properly and the arms of the T-shirt are neither too small nor too big.

It is rather easy to determine whether or not a T-shirt fits you properly in the bicep area of your arm. When you put on the T-shirt, your sleeve should touch your arm around the entire circumference of it. It should not be too snug. If it feels tight, then it is too small. If your movement is limited by the sleeve, you should opt for a larger size or a different cut or style of shirt. If your upper arm bulges out under the sleeve, it is also not a good fit.

Sometimes T-shirt arms can be too big, especially in the bigger sizes. If you are wearing a size large or bigger shirt, you should look out for sleeves that are too loose. If you lift your arms out straight from your body and see that your sleeves droop a lot, it means that they are too big. If the sleeves are too long, they will typically be too big too, therefore you may want to look into T-shirts that have shorter arms in their style.

For women, the length of the sleeve varies a lot. T-shirts are available with regular length sleeves that arrive mid-upper arm, cap sleeves that stop just below the shoulder and ¾ length sleeves that end below the elbow. If a regular T-shirt’s sleeves arrive just above the elbow, chances are they are too big for you. No matter what the arm style of your tee, the same rules apply when determining if a T-shirt’s sleeves fit properly. No bulging, no drooping and a close neat fit indicate that the arms fit well.

If you discover that your T-shirt wardrobe suffers from too many shirts will ill-fitting arms you may want to invest in new ones that flatter your arms. Luckily you will find that most manufacturers have standard sizing, so when you find a brand that works well for you, take advantage of it and get several in that brand. A great option is to invest in custom-made T-shirts. That way if some of your favorite tees have to move out of your wardrobe because the arms don’t fit right, you can have new ones made to replace them that replicate them perfectly.

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What Do The Size Numbers On A T-Shirt Mean?

“On one of my size small T-Shirts, it says 34-36. What does that mean?” This is a common T-shirt related question. When we are shopping for things and find different types of sizing methods, it can be very confusing. Suddenly, buying a simple small T-shirt has gone from a quick errand to a head-scratching puzzle. By understanding a little about how this particular sizing method works, you will be able to save yourself time and confusion.

There are a variety of different ways to size clothing and it often varies from place to place and manufacturer to manufacturer. The most common method of sizing is Small, Medium, Large, Extra Large, Extra Extra Large and so on. It is usually further divided into adult sizes and youth sizes. For certain items of clothing, different sizing methods are even used for men and women. It is very useful on the occasions that you come across T-shirts with number sizes to know exactly what they mean.

The number sizing method is actually very simple. It is basically the measurement around the chest in inches of the typical person who would wear that size. A size small would fit a 34 to 36 inch chest. A medium fits 38 to 40 inches. Large fits 42 to 44 inches. Extra large fits 46 to 48 inches. Extra extra large fits 50 to 52 inch chests. A triple X T-shirt would fit someone whose chest measures 54 to 56 inches.

However, when you are choosing a T-shirt, remember that there is always a certain amount of shrinkage to consider. All tees should be expected to shrink about 3-5% in width. The average shrinkage for the length of a T-shirt is 8-12%. Therefore, you should definitely buy one size larger if you are on the higher end for the chest measurements for your size. If you are on the lower end of these measurements, you may be okay getting a tee in the size you are supposed to fit into. Another good piece of advice when shopping for T-shirts is to familiarize yourself with common brands and how they fit. With time you will learn which ones tend to run a little large or are more fitted than other brands. This will help you make the right choice in sizes.

The great thing about custom T-shirts is that there is rarely a sizing problem. Often when you go to a retail store and find a shirt that you just have to have, it is sold out in your size. You may need to check other stores and waste a lot of time tracking down that perfect tee. By having the perfect T-shirt custom-made, you can be sure that it is the perfect size, color, style, cut, quality and design for you. With the endless choices you have in custom-made T-shirts, you can wear the absolute perfect T-shirt everyday if you choose to.

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Size Yourself Up! How to Choose the Right T-Shirt for Your Body

It seems as though T-shirts were created to make people happy. Just think about it – what other type of clothing out there feels so comfortable, yet is form-fitting and undeniably sexy at the same time? A great t-shirt can be worn under a blazer for a casual business look one minute, and in the next it can be glammed up with a pair of dark-wash jeans, heels and some funky accessories for a night out on the town. Yes, t-shirts are truly one of the more versatile – and affordable – articles of fashion out there.

However, if you’re not wearing the right t-shirt for your body shape and size, all of these great benefits may as well be tossed out of the window. Contrary to popular belief, the purchase of a t-shirt takes as much time and deliberation as any other clothing item, as the wrong shirt can make you look heavier or shapeless. Read on for the final word on finding the right t-shirt fit for your body type!

If you have a torso that’s a bit on the shorter side, fashion experts recommend picking out fitted t-shirts that can be used with layering. By layering t-shirts together (note: be sure to layer a shorter t-shirt over a longer one), you will not only be camouflaging your short torso; you’ll actually be creating the appearance of a long and streamlined stomach! Just make sure that the bottom shirt is a darker color than your top one, or else you’ll make your hips and waist appear much larger. For ladies with longer torsos, play up your length by choosing a fitted t-shirt and accessorizing it with a bright and funky belt. This playful look requires that your shirt fits snugly, so be sure to try any t-shirts on before making your purchase.

For women with fuller breasts, stop hiding your shape under baggy t-shirts! This look is the easiest way to make yourself appear much heavier than what you actually are, so toss all those t-shirts that are ill-fitting and baggy. Accentuate your curves with a form-fitting tee, but be sure to avoid super-low cuts that show off too much cleavage – remember, leaving a little something to the imagination is extremely sexy. Smaller busted ladies have more freedom in buying the right t-shirt for their shape, as most shapes and cuts look great regardless. However, if you’re looking to add a bit of fullness to your chest, buy a t-shirt that has funky designs, ruffles, or embellishments on the chest – these types of styles look great on smaller women, as they create the illusion of a bigger bustline.

Choosing the right t-shirt doesn’t end once you’ve decided whether you’re a small, medium, or large. People come in all fabulous shapes and sizes that can significantly determine which t-shirt is right for their specific body shape. Once you’ve armed yourself with this information, go on and purchase a t-shirt that will not only make you feel comfortable and relaxed – you’ll turn heads wherever you go!

What is the Difference between Men’s and Women’s T-Shirts in the Fitting?

Women and men each wear t-shirts that look similar, with the familiar T-shape that makes t-shirt so simple and comfortable. However, there are several differences in fitting that makes them comfortable to their intended gender. There are a few key areas where the changes in the tailoring can lead to both a more comfortable fit and to a look that will flatter each gender in their own way.

Men’s t-shirts are cut in a shape that is mainly straight up and down. The shoulders slope down slightly from the collar and the sleeves slope down at an angle. The main goal of a men’s t-shirt is to fit comfortably in the neck, shoulders and around the sleeves. The straightness of the torso of the t-shirt should hang down comfortably. It does not need tailoring in this area because the male body has a straight torso without much definition. If the wearer needs a larger size to be comfortable, a larger men’s size is cut in much the same way but is larger all over.

Women’s t-shirts have several points at which they are tailored differently from a man’s shirt. The most noticeable point is that the waist on a woman’s t-shirt fits very differently. The waist is narrower on a women’s t-shirt than the rest of the shirt. This fits better with a woman’s natural shape. It makes it more comfortable for the woman to wear as she will not have a lot of loose fabric that bunches at the waist. The more tailored fit makes the t-shirt lighter and easier to wear for any woman.

Another key difference is the length of the sleeves. With shorter sleeves, the t-shirt will look different on the arms than a man’s t-shirt looks on a man. The sleeves of a man’s short-sleeve t-shirt are made to fit longer on his arm than a woman’s t-shirt. A short sleeve men’s t-shirt may have sleeves that go most of the way down to the man’s elbows. Most women’s short-sleeved t-shirts, however, fit closer to the shoulder. There is also a third sleeve length for women that generally aren’t available for men’s t-shirts. The ¾ length sleeve is a flattering length for women because it displays the slimmest part of the arm while covering up the larger parts.

While there is no change in tailoring for a man’s hips, a woman’s t-shirt has a slight flaring at the hips that better accommodates a woman’s natural form. The hip flare means that the hip area will not be too tight and will be more comfortable. The flare is present in all women’s t-shirts though it is often more pronounced in a plus-size t-shirt.

Another difference is a slight flaring at the top to allow for the difference in chest size. A woman’s t-shirt is tailored to flatter and be comfortable for several areas, while a men’s t-shirt is tailored to fit, and look, straight. This allows each gender a better ease of movement and will not result in bunches or loose fabric that will be unflattering.

Should I Buy a Fitted or Loose Shirt?

The answer to this question can be a complicated one. The first consideration is what you will be doing in the t-shirt. Another consideration is how you will feel about the t-shirt if it is tight or loose. Yet another consideration is where you may be going in your t-shirt and how appropriate it will be to wear the t-shirt there.

A loose-fitting t-shirt is a far better choice if you will be engaging in strenuous physical activities. If the t-shirt will be worn while playing sports, jogging or other physical sports, a loose t-shirt is one that will allow you to move more freely. A tight t-shirt can make sports a little less comfortable and may impede your range of motion while playing. It might also make you feel warmer when you get hot from physical exercise. In these cases, a loose t-shirt can allow a little bit of air between you and your t-shirt and cool you off a little faster.

Another important thing to keep in mind is how you will feel emotionally when wearing the t-shirt. You might want to buy a loose shirt if wearing a tight one would be embarrassing to you. Everyone has times when they don’t feel like having the world see their figure. If all you have is tight t-shirts, those will be hard days. It might be best to have a selection of both tight t-shirts and loose t-shirts so that no day has to make you feel uncomfortable or embarrassed.

It is also very important to be aware of where the t-shirt is likely to be worn and whether a tight t-shirt will be appropriate there. If you are planning to run errands in the t-shirt like the grocery store and the bank, it probably doesn’t matter whether the t-shirt is tight or loose. But, if you plan on wearing it to school, work, to church or to a relative’s house, a loose shirt will probably be a better idea. There are some people who will be embarrassed by a tight t-shirt. In those cases, wearing a very tight shirt may be looked at as disrespectful.

Tight t-shirts are fun and definitely have their occasions. But, tight t-shirts are more comfortable for many people. If you find yourself changing your mind a lot about what kind to buy, think about buying one of each. A favorite t-shirt design can then be worn to different occasion without causing any problems. It will also make it a little easier to go through small changes in weight and monthly water weight gain. On those days you can slip on the loose shirt for an instantly comforting fit. When you loose a few pounds, go for the tighter one.

Having one of each also ensures that you can wear the same great design to both church and to a night out with friends. The loose one will be much appreciated at work and you will be much appreciated out at night in the tight one.

Does My T-shirt Make Me Look Fat?

Does my T-shirt make me look fat? This is a common question from T-shirt wearers of many different sizes, both genders and a variety of different ages. No matter what we wear, many of us tend to ask this question automatically because we are concerned with how our clothes make us appear. Some people ask these questions out loud to their spouse, parent, close friend or sibling. Others will ask it to salespeople or even anyone who is nearby. Still others tend to ask such questions to themselves and silently wonder without actually coming out and saying the words to another person.

When you are shopping for a T-shirt or putting on a shirt you haven’t worn in a while there are some guidelines to keep in mind to be sure that you have a good fit and the right style. Following these guidelines will ensure that you are confident that your T-shirt does not make you look fat.

One thing to be careful of when choosing a T-shirt is the style. If you are concerned about looking fat, be sure to avoid horizontal stripes on a T-shirt. You may also want to steer away from shirts that have bright colors or designs. Darker shirts or something that draws the eye vertically instead of horizontally will make you appear thinner. For women, it is important to choose feminine styled T-shirts. The length will be more flattering. The sleeves will arrive mid-arm or above, as they should. The necklines are more versatile. You can choose a V-neck or scoop necked shirt to create a sleeker look. You can also find fitted T-shirts that will follow a woman’s lines that are much more attractive than unisex styled tees.

Sizing is incredibly important to take into consideration when trying to decide if a T-shirt makes you look fat. If you are wearing something that is too big for you, thinking that the excess material will cover up any body flaws you may have, you are wrong. Oversized T-shirts make it appear that you are oversized too. They make you look larger and are sloppy, especially if the arms are too long or the neckline too large. Leave oversized T-shirts for sleeping in.

Similarly, shirts that are too fitted are not better than the oversized ones. If your shirt is too tight you will have the look of a stuffed sausage, which is definitely not attractive. Shirts that are too small definitely make both men and women look fat. The key is to find T-shirts that are not too big nor too small. Bear in mind when you are purchasing T-shirts to expect a little shrinkage, even from pre-shrunk T-shirts, therefore do not buy a shirt that fits perfectly. Go for something a little larger, so it can shrink to the perfect size. Remember, when T-shirts start to stretch out or look misshapen, it’s time to replace them with a new higher-quality one to look your best.

Get your perfect style and ideal size T-shirt today and ensure that the answer is always no when you ask, “Does my T-shirt make me look fat?”