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QVC Clothing Fit Guide and How To Measure

At Dream-Adventures we carry a large amount of QVC designer clothing in misses, petite and plus sizes. 

Most QVC clothing has a similar fit, and we wanted to explain the differences to you.  This includes the brands you love such as Quacker Factory, Susan Graver, Denim & Company, Bob Mackie, Dennis Basso, Sport Savvy, Citiknits, Dialogue & more.  These are guidelines only, and each garment is individual.

How to Measure:

When you measure your body, use a fabric tape measure for the most accurate reading. 

QVC how to meausre


Pantleg Styles:

QVC clothing, like all designer clothing, has several pantleg styles. 

QVC pant leg style

Waist Styles:

QVC's Denim & Co. clothing often refers to 3 different waist styles:  original waist, modern waist and classic waist.  What is the difference? 

  • Original waist:  Fits above the natural waistline
  • Modern waist:  Fits below the natural waistline
  • Classic waist:  Fits at the natural waistline
QVC pant rise

Top Fit Styles:

QVC shirts, tops, tunics and sweaters may refer to the style of fit.  The main styles are shown below.

QVC apparel fit

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When we list an item for sale, we include that item's measurements.  Here is a video we've created that explains just exactly how we measure:


Glossary of Fashion Terms

We've compiled a list of frequently used terms that you may find of assistance as you shop for clothing at Dream-Adventures.

A Line Dress:  Form-fitting body with a flare from the waistline to the bottom of the full skirt

Baby Doll Dress:  A dress whose hem ends just below the hip, it is shorter than a chemise.

Back Rise:  Used when measuring for pants, it is the distance from the crotch to the top of the waistband.

Bias Cut:  A slanted cut , often seen on silky fabrics because it keeps the fabrics from twisting and drooping and gives more wearability.

Bodice:  The upper portion of a dress or top

Bootcut:  Pant's hem that is wide enough to be worn on the outside of boots.  There is a slight flare from the knee to the hem.

Bustier:  Kind of like a corset, it cinches the waist and acts as a bra as well.  You may have heard this also called a Merry Widow.  It can be strapless or have straps.

Camisole/Cami:  A fitted top with spaghetti straps that can be worn as a layering piece or alone.

Cap Sleeve:  Shorter than short sleeves, it provides limited coverage of the arm.

Capri:  In pants, a 3/4 length inseam that falls around the midpoint of the calf.

Charmeuse:  A type of fabric that is soft and drapey.  It is smooth and has a semi shiny satin face;  it can be made of different materials including cotton, rayon, silk or blends.

Chiffon:  A light and thin fabric that is a woven.

Corset:  A strapless bodice that can lace or snap closed.  There is usually boning inside to help keep the shape.  It is close fitting.

Crepe:  A fabric that has a crinkled or puckery surface;  it comes in different thicknesses.

Crew Neck:  Neckline that is round and fits close to the base of the neck.

Crop Pant:  Longer than capri pants, they hit above the ankles.

Dip Dyed:  Usually a two toned (or more) piece of clothing, it is achieved by dipping the fabric in different dyes.

Distressed:  Denim that shows wear and fading and shreds

Dolman Sleeve:  This style has a wide armhole that goes from the waist to the wrist;  it is also called a bat wing sleeve.

Empire Waist:  Waistline beginning just below the bustline.

Faux:  A fancy word for fake. 

Front Rise:  In pants, the measurement from the crotch seam to the top of the waistband.

Halter:  A shirt that has a tie or wrap neckline and typically no back.

Inseam:  The inside seam of a pantleg.

Lurex:  A type of yarn with metallic layers to it.

Modal Jersey:  A fabric that is smooth and holds it's shape well even when wet.  It is durable and soft.

Ombre:  Shading of one color tone from light to dark, blending the colors together as they meet.

Paillette:  Small round disc, usually metallic, that is sewn onto fabric as an embellisment.  Can create a fishscale look.

Peasant Top:  A flowy style shirt, with a low neckline and sometimes ruffles.

Pencil Skirt:  A straight cut skirt.

Pintuck:  Sewn down small pleats, usually on the front of a shirt or dress.

Pointelle:  An open stitch usually in the shape of a V or diamond.

Ruching:  Pleating or shirring of fabric for a textured look, or applied ribbon or trim in the same fashion.

Shawl Collar:  A 1 piece collar that folds down and forms a continuous line around the back of the neck to the front.

Shelf Bra:  A built in bra in a top or dress with light support.

Shrug:  A waist length or shorter jacket.

Straight Legs:  Pants with a cut that is equal in width from the ankles up to the waist.

Tunic:  A slip on shirt that is usually as long as the hips or longer.

Velour:  Soft velvetty fabric used in comfy items like warm up suits and shirts as well as coats.

Velvet:  Short thick fabric that has a woven pile to it.

Wide Legs:  Pants with a cut that is extra full through the legs with a leg opening that is wider. 

We hope these terms help you better understand clothing;  keep in mind that these terms are universal to fashion and can be applied to most clothing brand.

We invite you to check out the complete line of QVC clothing found at Dream-Adventures!

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