How to measure your inseam

Discover how to accurately measure your inseam for the perfect fit in pants, shorts, and leg-length garments. Our step-by-step guide provides clear instructions, from gathering the necessary tools to locating the crotch point and measuring to the desired length. Help your customers achieve comfort and style with precise inseam measurements. Shop with confidence using our size guide and enjoy fashion that complements your leg length.

Welcome back to our size chart and measurement guide series! In this post, we’ll be focusing on how to measure your inseam accurately. Determining your inseam length is crucial for finding the right fit and ensuring comfort in pants, shorts, and other leg-length garments. So, let’s explore the step-by-step process!

Step 1

Gather the necessary tools: To measure your inseam, you’ll need a flexible measuring tape, a full-length mirror (optional but helpful), and a pair of pants or shorts that fit you well.

Step 2

Wear appropriate footwear: To ensure accurate measurements, wear the shoes or heels that you would typically pair with the pants or shorts you’ll be measuring.

Step 3

Stand in a natural posture: Stand up straight with your feet shoulder-width apart. Keep your body relaxed and avoid slouching or standing on tiptoes.

Step 4

Locate the crotch point: Put on the well-fitting pants or shorts and find the crotch point, which is where the inseams meet in the center of the garment. Ensure the pants are pulled up properly and sit comfortably at your waist.

Step 5

Measure from the crotch to the desired length: Using the measuring tape, start from the crotch point and measure straight down along the inside of the leg to the desired length. The inseam length typically ends at the bottom of the pants or shorts, but you can adjust it to your preference (e.g., above the ankle or at the floor).

Step 6

Read the measurement: Look into the mirror or ask someone for assistance to read the measurement on the tape. Take note of the number where the tape reaches the desired inseam length. This number represents your inseam measurement.

Step 7

Double-check and record: To ensure accuracy, repeat the measurement two or three times. Write down the average of these measurements for your reference.

Step 8

Match your measurement with the size chart: Now that you have your inseam measurement, refer to the size chart provided by the store. Find the corresponding size based on your measurement. Remember that different brands may have slight variations in their sizing, so always check the specific brand’s size chart.


Congratulations on finding your perfect inseam! Accurate inseam measurements are essential for achieving a comfortable and stylish fit in pants and shorts. By following this comprehensive guide, you can confidently select the right size and enjoy garments that suit your leg length. If you have any further questions or need assistance, our support team is here to help. Happy shopping!