Buying clothes online can be tricky business, especially if you've just had a baby and your body has changed (a little or a lot). I've been there and can totally relate!

We've created a simple 3-step guide to help you find the perfect fit, the first time!

STEP 1: Take your measurements

STEP 2: FIND YOUR GENERAL SIZE

Using the table below, see what size your measurements fall in.

Please keep in mind measurements act as a guide only and finding the perfect fit will depend on a) your body shape (that's step 2!) and b) the style of clothing you have your eye on.

I highly recommend you read the 'about the fit' section on each product, as they provide more accurate advice that reflects the design and fit of the garment and will often say "if you're in between sizes, we recommend sizing up/down for this style".

MOOLK GENERAL SIZE GUIDE
/ 6 / 8 / 10 / 12 / 14 / 16 /
Bust 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110
Waist 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 90 91
Hips 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117

Do your measurements fall within the one size range? Great! You've found your Moolk size!

Do your measurements fall across a couple of sizes? Don't stress! We'll tell you on each product which measurements you need to focus on to find your perfect size. 9 times out of 10, it will be the bust or waist measurement, so for that style, you'll choose the size your bust and/or waist measurement falls in!

Do your measurements fall in a "/" range? You're in-between sizes, mama. You'll need to decide whether you prefer clothes a little tighter fitting (size down) or looser fitting (size up). Each product description will advise which measurements you should size up or down for.


STEP 3: BODY SHAPE TRUMPS ALL

You’ve taken your key body measurements, but they’re ALL. OVER. THE. SHOP.  Maybe you're feeling more confused than before you started this size guide journey. We get it.

Here's the thing. Body shape trumps all. Your measurements don't mean much without context, because a bust measurement of 90cm on one woman (picture D-cup boobs, narrow torso) could look VERY different to a 90cm bust measurement on another woman (picture A-cup boobs on a wide torso). So where to from here?

To dress your body in the most flattering pieces, you have to know your body. That’s where knowing your body shape plays a huge role in deciding whether a particular style will be a good fit for you. Of course, it will also come down to your own personal style and comfort, too! There really are so many factors to consider, but this is a really great place to start if you're feeling lost.




Pear

Yes, we know, likening your body shape to a fruit is not always...ideal. So feel free to swap out pear for triangle shape, or just embrace your curvier waist and hips (like we are!).

You're considered pear shape if you:

  • Carry weight on your hips or thighs
  • Have narrower shoulders than hips?
  • Have a clearly defined waist?
  • Wear a larger size on your bottom than top

  • Tips for styling a pear shape? The name of the game is playing with proportions that elongate the body.

    Pear-shaped women usually have smaller waists than women of other body types. With that, A-line dresses that come in at the waist and flow outwards towards the hem, are one of the most flattering fits for a pear body due to the way they draw attention to the waist while slimming wider hips.

    Additionally, you'll look fabulous in statement tops that draw the eye upward and highlight the waist, back, or neckline. Or dresses that have a statement neckline and cinch at the waist to accentuate your curves.



    Apple

    When it comes to styling the apple shape, life is sweet! Apple and inverted triangle shapes look best when emphasising their full bust, their amazing legs and/or their arms.

    You're considered apple shape if:

  • You have rounded shoulders
  • You have fullness in the tummy area
  • Your shoulders are broader than your hips
  • You don’t have a well-defined waistline

  • Tips for styling an apple shape? The key is to create balance, so you will want to draw attention away from the widest part of your body - often your tummy.

    You can do this in two ways. Choose garments that skim over your tummy area completely, or garments that you can redefine where your waist is (for example, a belted dress! But don’t tie the belt at your widest waist point, instead belt it a little further up where you are slimmer).

    Gravitate to empire cuts, where the waistline nips you in just below the bust (generally your smallest point). You can also choose shift style dresses which skim over your waist rather than emphasizing your widest point.



    Rectangle

    Rectangular, athletic, or straight—however you refer to this body type, it’s mostly characterised by waist, hip and shoulder measurements that are all similar to each other.

    You're considered rectangle shape if:

  • Your bust and booty are on the smaller side
  • You’re not particularly curvy
  • Your shoulders and hips are nearly the same
  • Your waist isn’t well-defined
  • Your weight is fairly evenly distributed throughout your body

  • Your shape looks great in almost everything, so you have the ability to flaunt or conceal as much as you feel comfortable with.

    The key to dressing an athletic or rectangular shape is to balance your upper and lower half. It’s all about remembering the rectangle shape rule of thumb: Keep the volume on top or (not both!). If you go for an oversized top shape, keep the bottom skinny or structured. With a more form-fitting top, pick a breezy or more oversized pant style.



    Hourglass

    A perfect hourglass figure is all about glorious curves. So, it’s important to make sure your clothes celebrate them effectively. Think highlight, not hide!

    You're considered hourglass shape if you:

  • Wear the same size top and bottom
  • Find that a straight skirt rises up
  • Find that waistbands are often too large
  • Similar bust and hips measurements
  • Have a clearly defined waist
  • The key to dressing an hourglass shape is two-fold: 1) define your waist and 2) show off your killer shape.

    Reach for iconic silhouettes like the wrap dress or the fit & flare. These shapes will naturally play up your best features. If you’re looking for something new, an empire silhouette also works wonders. Why? It highlights your natural waist.

    Beware of: Flowy / boxy styles. If you love a dress and it’s a swing or other loose-fitting silhouette, simply add a belt. In fact, as a general rule—when in doubt, belt it! Also, avoid too much detailing at the bust area (to avoid looking top heavy).


    step 3: shop for your shape


    Comfort + Confidence overrules all!

    Remember, the trick to looking and feeling your best is to wear clothes you’re comfortable in. So don’t take fashion ‘rules’ too seriously - rather think of the above Body Shape Guide as a basis for  finding clothes that fit and flatter (the first time!). It's the start of a journey to bring your confidence back, and rediscovering (and falling in love with) your new post-partum body ♡

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