SIZING

The Rational Dress Society has developed a comprehensive new sizing system that can accommodate 248 body types, using gender-neutral terminology. Unisex clothing, a term conceived during the sexual revolution of the 1960‚Äôs, is defined as a single garment that may be worn by either gender. In practice however, unisex garments truly function only when they are large enough that they may be worn by many. With the exception of a few individuals, this approach leaves a bifurcated result. One: the majority will not fit well into this garment. Two: instead of celebrating gender neutrality, it unwittingly highlights the differences between genders and body types ‚Äď akin to a child wearing a parent‚Äôs article of clothing.

In order to achieve the visual uniformity fundamental to JUMPSUIT an entirely new approach must be systematized. Since the advent of the prete-a-porte industrialized system of garment manufacture we have witnessed the slow ebb of well fitting garments. As a result we are left adrift, wallowing in a sea of Lycra¬ģ imbued jersey.

JUMPSUIT embraces the physiological differences between bodies, tall and short, round and narrow. The resulting patterns fit the individual while maintaining the visual oneness of the collective. The unique dimensions of each participant¬†correspond to points on the RDS Anthropometric Sizing Grid‚ĄĘ, with like elements grouped together in a user-friendly interface. The result is the ability to order a truly well-fitting garment, customized to the individual form. In this way, we will create apparel that is justly available to all, regardless of body type.

ANTHROPOMETRIC SIZING SURVEY

The following survey will assist in determining which JUMPSUIT size is right for you.*  In order to complete this survey you will need a flexible tape measure and a comrade to assist in measuring.**  A pdf of the Anthropometric Sizing Survey is available here: RDS Anthropometric Sizing Survey

Section 1: Which body type is right for me?

JUMPSUIT is offered in three base body types:  A, I and V based on variable hip to chest ratios. To determine your body type, please record the specific measurements listed below. Watch the following video for a demonstration of how to take measurements for JUMPSUIT.

1. What is your chest measurement?  Measure your chest in inches at the fullest point, as demonstrated in the video, and record the result.

2. What is your waist measurement? Measure your waist at the narrowest point, as demonstrated in the video, and record the result.

3. What is your full hip measurement? Measure your hip at the fullest point (including the butt!) as demonstrated in the video, and record the result.

4. Determine chest ratio.  Subtract your waist measurement from your chest measurement and record the result.

Chest – waist = chest ratio

5. Determine hip ratio.  Subtract your waist measurement from your hip measurement and record the result.

Hip – waist = hip ratio

Section 2: Fitted or Unfitted?

JUMPSUIT comes in two categories: fitted and unfitted. Regardless of category, JUMPSUIT is designed to have a semi-tailored look (neither shapeless nor skin-tight). With this is mind we provide the option to choose bust darts (fitted) or a roomier flat-chested look (unfitted).

Section 3: Select body type

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Fitted A:  JUMPSUIT sizes with a Fitted A body type will have a chest ratio of 9 inches or less, and a hip ratio of 12 inches or more.

Fitted I:  JUMPSUIT sizes with a Fitted I body type will have a chest ratio of 9 inches or less, and a hip ratio of 11.5 inches or less.

Fitted V: JUMPSUIT sizes with a Fitted V body type will have a chest ratio of 9.5 inches or more, and a hip ratio of 11.5 inches or less.

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Unfitted A:  JUMPSUIT sizes with an Unfitted A body type will have a chest ratio of 8 inches or less, and a hip ratio of 8.5 inches or more.

Unfitted I:  JUMPSUIT sizes with a Unfitted I body type will have a chest ratio of 8 inches or less, and a hip ratio of 8 inches or less.

Unfitted V: JUMPSUIT sizes with a Unfitted V body type will have a chest ratio of 8.5 inches or more, and a hip ratio of 8 inches or less.

Section 4: Amendments to your size based on lifestyle and performance needs

6. Will you be wearing layers under your JUMPSUIT, such as long underwear or quilted liners? If you answered “Yes” then add 2-4 inches to both your waist and hip measurements depending on the amount of extra layers you anticipate wearing.

7. Do you prefer to wear the crotch on your pants low? If you answered “Yes” shift your height category to the next taller category.

8. Do you have especially muscular thighs? For example, you are an athlete. If you answered “Yes,” add 2 inches to your hip measurement and return to step four, as your body type category will have likely changed.

Section 5: Determining your size

9. What is your height? Measure your height in inches and record the result.

10. Consult the RDS Anthropometric Sizing Grid. Find the chart that corresponds to your body type: Fitted A, I, or V or Unfitted,  A, I, or V. Using your height, waist, and chest measurements, consult the Anthropometric Sizing Grid to determine your exact size.

Fitted I Body Type

¬†ChesT 32 – 34″ 34 – 36″ 36 – 37.5″ 37.5 – 39″ 39 – 41″ 41 – 44″ 44 – 47″ 47 – 50″
¬†Hip 35 – 37″ 37 – 39″ 39 – 40.5″ 40.5 – 42″ 42 – 44″ 44 – 47″ 47 – 50″ 50 – 53″
Height
4’11” – 5’2″ tango echo golf nootas omega january r√°n beta
5’2″ – 5’4″ december delta robey wallace romeo victor tesseract tori
5’4″ – 5’6″ alpha hotel x-Ray george uniform orion sk√∂ll jakarta
5’6″ – 5’9″ bravo charlie herschel jasper north daisy quasar winter
5’9″ – 6′ spring november mike grecko cairo salt quasar finch

Fitted V Body Type

ChesT 35 – 37″ 37 – 39″ 39 – 40.5″ 40.5 – 42″ 43 – 44″ 44 – 47″ 47 – 50″ 50 – 53″
¬†Hip 35 – 37″ 37 – 39″ 39 – 40.5″ 40.5 – 42″ 42 – 44″ 44 – 47″ 47 – 50″ 50 – 53″
Height
4’11” – 5’2″ honor location tile infinite brave coffee drive truth
5’2″ – 5’4″ love beijing friend union glitter spoon lamp amphibian
5’4″ – 5’6″ auto eclipse salad phone propeller feline goblet rational
5’6″ – 5’9″ shell equinox knife atlas positive asteroid hubble parrot
5’9″ – 6′ jacuzzi bloomer seed neptune mars accent phoebe
6′ – 6’4″ star gulp companion index doxa mimas spiral

Fitted A Body Type

¬†ChesT 32 – 34″ 34 – 36″ 36 – 37.5″ 37.5 – 39″ 39 – 41″ 41 – 44″ 44 – 47″ 47 – 50″
¬†Hip 38 – 40″ 40 – 42″ 42 – 43.5″ 43.5 – 45″ 45 – 47″ 47 – 50″ 50 – 53″ 53 – 56″
Height
4’11” – 5’2″ august pi lima willow cactus september xander carmen
5’2″ – 5’4″ kilo yankee whiskey quebec oscar sierra california rio
5’4″ – 5’6″ july lambda hi nu leo latin dakar hera
5’6″ – 5’9″ mu iota umlat virgo libra togo curie keano
5’9″ – 6′ newton zeus sailboat curry quito fancy legrende feather

Unfitted I Body Type

¬†ChesT 34.5 – 36.5″ 36.5 – 38″ 38 – 40″ 40 – 41.5″ 41.5 – 43.5″ 43.5 – 46.5″ 46.5 – 49.5″ 49.5 – 52.5″
¬†Hip 35 – 37″ 37 – 39″ 39 – 40.5″ 40.5 – 42″ 42 – 44″ 44 – 47″ 47 – 50″ 50 – 53″
Height
4’11” – 5’4″ gravity neutral autumn venus moon dione talon memory
5’4″ – 5’7″ march gamma uranus galaxy tara giles spike essay
5’7″ – 5’9″ corvus titus argos bagel capricorn arctic flamingo atom
5’9″ – 5’11” cloud epsilon aquarius may andromeda sculptor hydra kino
5’11” – 6’1 sombrero draco canus cigar polar june barcelona velocity
6’1″ – 6’4″ october tadpole lynx bode sol legos calypso

Unfitted V Body Type

¬†ChesT 37.5 – 39.5″ 39.5- 41″ 41 – 43″ 43 – 44.5″ 44.5 – 46.5″ 46.5 – 49.5″
¬†Hip 35 – 37″ 37 – 39″ 39 – 40.5″ 40.5 – 42″ 42 – 44″ 44 – 47″
Height
5’4″ – 5’7″ pacific skiff ursa radio nott pisces
5’7″ – 5’9″ jupiter taurus gemini nova cancer v√∂r
5’9″ – 5’11” magellan april buffy pluto cartwheel athena
5’11” – 6’1″ diana sunflower bootes aries max luna
6’1″ – 6’4″ rufus hermes leto demeter fons owl

Unfitted A Body Type

ChesT 34.5 – 36.5″ 36.5 – 38″ 38 – 40″ 40 – 41.5″ 41.5 – 43.5″ 43.5 – 46.5″ 46.5 – 49.5″ 49.5 – 52.5″
¬†Hip 38 – 40″ 40 – 42″ 42 – 43.5″ 43.5 – 45″ 45 – 47″ 47 – 50″ 50 – 53″ 53 – 56″
Height
4’11” – 5’4″ society nosh hyperion wuhan octave neutrino ooloi maldini
5’4″ – 5’7″ axel thesis madrid solar vista ultra schweinsteiger hawk
5’7″ – 5’9″ stellar pompom neutron fall elipse deal million horn
5’9″ – 5’11” fork saturn mercury ion akocha tumble fossey bogot√°
5’11” – 6’1″ orbit elsewhere helene cantona attention canine jairzinho
6’1″ – 6’4″ earth quark anthony rice pause mercury

*The RDS Anthropometric Sizing System is from the future. If you have any questions about how to determine your size, pleas feel free to email us for a consultation: rationaldresssociety@gmail.com.

**Flexible tape measures can be purchased at most pharmacies.