Taking Shape Size Guide

We've made it easy to find your perfect fit

We want to ensure that all of your online purchases fit comfortably and look amazing. To help determine the best fit for you, please follow the "How to Measure" instructions and compare your measurements against our sizing charts below.

We're a little different to other fashion brands and have different sizing for different styles. This helps to ensure you get the right fit.

Our Woven Styles, which are usually cotton, linen and polyester blends are sized numerically, 12-24. This is due to the nature of the fabric, which doesn't have as much stretch or give.

Our Knit Styles, which are usually polyester or viscose blends combined with elastane are sized alphabetically, XXS-XL. This is due to the elastane content in the fabric, which has stretch and is a more generous fit.

Our Petite Plus styles are designed to fit the same bust, hip and waist measurements of regular Taking Shape sizes. The difference is in the fit and cut that has been tailored for shorter bodies with shorter lengths and in-seams, narrowed shoulders, shorter sleeves and reduced armholes.

Check individual product information for the specific measurements.

12 12P 12T 101-105 83-87 103-107
14 14P 14T 106-110 88-92 108-112
16 16P 16T 111-115 93-97 113-117
18 18P 18T 116-121 98-103 118-123
20 20P 20T 122-127 104-109 124-129
22 22P 22T 128-133 110-115 130-135
24 24P 24T 134-139 116-121 136-141
XXS XXSP XXST 101-105 83-87 103-107
XS XSP XST 106-111 88-93 108-113
S SP ST 112-119 94-101 114-121
M MP MT 120-126 102-108 122-128
L LP LT 127-134 109-116 129-136
XL XLP XLT 135-141 117-123 137-143


  • Bust

    Measure at your upper back, bringing the tape around to the front of your body. Keep the tape level & measure across the fullest part of your chest.


    It's best to measure where you comfortably wear your skirt or trousers. To find your natural waist, bend to one side and then measure around, keeping the tape firm (but not too tight!).


    Stand tall with your feet shoulder width apart and arms by your side. Your hip is the point where your wrist falls against your legs (usually about 20cm below your waist). Remember to wrap the tape around the fullest part of your bottom.

    For the most accurate measurement, we recommend:

    • Using a tape measure
    • Measuring yourself whilst wearing firm fitting clothing & your everyday bra
    • Measuring yourself in front of a mirror
    Model Guide

  • Now that you've found your size, it's time to talk about fit. The fit helps you understand how a style has been designed:

    Is it oversized? You may be able to go down a size
    Is it fitted? If you're between sizes you may need to go up a size
    Is it a wide leg? It's generous for ample calves


    Tops, Tanks and Jackets

    Fitted - Styles that shape your body for a firm and precise fit. These styles are perfect to wear as base layering pieces because of the way they conform to the lines of your body, giving you shape as well as highlighting your curves.

    Semi-Fitted - Closely shaped to your body without being too tight. These styles follow the line of the body for a flattering silhouette, without highlighting every lump & bump.

    Regular Fit - Styles with a more 'relaxed' fit that are styled to shape your body and flatter your silhouette, but allow ease of movement for a comfortable wear.

    Oversized - These styles have a generous overall loose fit, sometimes referred to as an 'oversize' look. They drape loosely on the body for a less structured, relaxed silhouette.


    Pants, Shorts and Skirts

    Wide Leg - A relaxed fit that falls straight from the hip to the hemline, allowing more fullness through the leg for a comfortable wear. Available in: Full Length, Ankle Length, Cropped and Short.

    Straight Leg - The classic everyday straight leg style that is slim through the hip and relaxed in the leg. It is designed to give a flattering, slender look. Available in: Full Length, Ankle Length, Cropped and Short.

    Taper - A comfortable fitted style through the hip and thigh, which tapers to a narrower fit at the ankle. Available in: Full Length, Ankle Length, and Cropped.

    Slim Leg - Designed for a close and firm fit to shape your curves from hip to hem. These styles follow the line of the body for a flattering silhouette. Available in: Full Length, Ankle Length, and Cropped.

    Bootleg - Fitted and snug through the hip and thigh, but then flaring out from below the knee to balance and accentuate your curvy assets. Available in: Full Length.