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Style Arc:what size to select
Between sizes, should I go up or down
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Date: 2/14/14 12:08 PM

I would like to make my first Style Arc purchase, and am wondering for pants and skirts which size to choose. My hips are exactly between two sizes (my waist is smaller than either size) so should I go up or down? I do have fuller than average thighs, if that makes a difference. For multisize patterns I combine two sizes. Thanks for any insights from experienced Style Arc customers.

I am looking at the Kerry pants and the new knit skirt, if that makes a difference.
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Date: 2/14/14 2:57 PM

I'd go up a size if your thighs are heavy. You can email them and they will send you their grading specs which are helpful in grading to different sizes.

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Date: 2/14/14 7:21 PM

My 2 cents is that Style Arc is not necessarily the best line for pants for your figure, based on my experience. That being said, it also isn't the worst. (I am in a similar situation - between sizes, and larger thighs.)

For a loose fitting style, you can probably do the size down. For a slim fitting style, you would probably be better off with the size up. For the pants you are interested in, I think you could go either way but those are a bit looser. For the skirt, I think I'd probably size up since the design is a bit more elaborate and I would want it looser.

But that is just what I would do.

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Date: 2/14/14 8:36 PM

Thanks Anne and Nancy!

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