Size Guide

Standard Size Chart

Size XS S M L XL
Number 0-2 2-4 6-8 10-12 14
Bust (in) 30-32 32-35 36-37 38-39 40-42
Waist (in) 23-24 24-27 28-30 31-34 35-36
Jeans 23-24 24-27 28-30 31-34 35-36

Free People Size Chart

Bust 32” 33”/34” 35”/36” 37”/38” 39”/40” 41”
Natural Waist 24” 25”/26” 27”/28” 29”/30” 31”/32” 33”
Drop Waist 26.25” 27.25”/28.25” 29.25”/30.25” 31.25”/32.25” 33.25”/34.25” 35.25”
Hips 34” 25”/36” 37”/38” 39”/40” 41”/42” 43”

At Dakotas Boutique, we want to make sure you have the best shopping experience possible. We thought it would be helpful to put together quick, easy measuring tips for you! This will help you to determine how you can find those perfect go-to pieces to add to your closet.

If you have any additional questions or need help finding the right size, feel free to reach out to our team: shop@dakotasboutique.com or give us a call 803 722-4300 We’re happy to help.

Measuring Tips:

Here are a few tips to use as guidelines when you’re measuring yourself for accurate size estimations:


When measuring, wrap a measuring tape around the fullest part of your bust. Remember not to pull too tightly! The tape measure should be snug, but comfortable. Ensure the tape is horizontal to the floor and doesn’t dip down or run diagonally.


To get an accurate waist measurement, take the tape and wrap it around the narrowest part of your waist. Don’t suck in or hold your breath. Stand up straight as you normally would.


Wrap the measuring tape around the fullest part of your hips. This may be about 7 inches down from your natural waist. Wrap your measuring tape all the way around. Make sure it stays horizontal and parallel to the floor without riding up unevenly in the back.

Don’t Stress

Just remember -- These are supposed to be guidelines. We carry a ton of different brands and designers, so please remember that the sizes in our guide are just estimates for fit. Styles from different brands may vary in how they actually fit. However, most of our pieces run true to size unless they’re specifically mentioned in the description.