How to Measure Your Inseam

Find your perfect fit.



Finding the perfect pair of pants can transform your wardrobe. The right fit not only enhances your style but also ensures all-day comfort. A crucial factor in achieving this perfect fit is choosing the right length. Knowing how to measure your inseam accurately helps you choose pants that fit just right.


Generally, our "Petite" length suits those 5’4” and under, "Long" fits those 5’9” and above, and "Regular" works for those in between. However, we all have unique proportions. For a truly perfect fit, measuring is key. Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you measure your inseam.


What is an Inseam?


The inseam is the length of the pants from the crotch to the bottom of the leg. It’s a key measurement determining how the pants fit in terms of length, ensuring they hit the right spot on your legs.


Tools You'll Need


  • Flexible measuring tape
  • A pair of well-fitting pants
  • Flat surface


Step-by-Step Guide to Measuring Your Inseam


Step 1: Use a Pair of Pants That Fit You Well. If you have a pair of pants that fit you perfectly in length, use them as a reference.


Step 2: Fold Your Pants in Half Lengthwise. Lay them flat on a surface and smooth out any folds or wrinkles.




Step 3: Measure the Inseam. Place the end of the measuring tape at the crotch seam where the four pieces of fabric intersect. Extend the tape measure down the inside seam of the leg to the hem. Note the measurement at the bottom of the leg. This is your inseam length.



Bonus Tips


Tip 1: Consider the Shoe Factor. When measuring, consider the shoes you’ll wear most often with the pants. For heels, you might want your pants a bit longer. For flats, a standard length is usually sufficient. Adjust your inseam measurement accordingly.


Tip 2: Check the Size Chart. Different styles need different inseams.


  • Skinny Pants: Typically end just above the ankle.
  • Straight, Bootcut, or Flared Pants: Often need more length to accommodate shoes.
  • Cropped Pants: Measure to the point where you want the pants to end, usually a few inches above the ankle.




Measuring your inseam accurately is essential for finding pants that fit perfectly. With the right inseam measurement, you can shop confidently, knowing your pants will provide both style and comfort. Happy shopping!