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Find best Fit Models Fitting Model Clothing Modeling for testing out clothing in sizes that actually will sell most, fashion designs, new clothing manufacturing, visual appearance of a design specifications height, bust-waist-hip circumference, arm and leg length, shoulder width, and a myriad other measurements at ZJELL Modeling Agency.


Average Earnings of International Fit Models: USD 80 / Hour

Average Earnings of Fit Models in India: INR 4500 / Hour


Why to hire Fit / Fitting models?
Before garments hit the stores, they have to go through a rigorous design process that takes the garment from a simple concept to a finished product. At the heart of the process is the fit model who allows a designer to basically test drives clothing for a market.

Most brands will use a size 6 (or a 4 or 8, depending on the company) to fine-tune the dimensions and feel of each piece before and after it goes into production, then scale that garment's dimensions to produce other sizing.


Fit modeling typically refers to the process of fitting clothing to a human body, particularly for the fashion industry. This involves creating garments that fit well and flatter the wearer's body shape.


Fit models are individuals whose measurements closely match the ideal proportions for a particular clothing size, and they are used by designers and manufacturers to assess how garments will look and feel on real people. 


A fit model (sometimes fitting model) is a person who is used by a fashion designer or clothing manufacturer to check the fit, drape and visual appearance of a design on a 'real' human being, effectively acting as a live mannequin.


The process of fit modeling involves several steps:

Selection of Fit Models: Fit models are chosen based on their measurements, which should closely match the standard sizes used in the fashion industry. These models often represent specific size categories, such as petite, regular, or plus size.

Fitting Sessions: Fit models work closely with designers and pattern makers during fitting sessions. They try on prototypes of clothing to assess the fit, comfort, and overall look. Designers may make adjustments to the patterns based on feedback from the fit models.

Iterative Process: Fitting sessions may involve multiple iterations as designers fine-tune the fit of the garments. Fit models provide valuable feedback on issues such as tightness, looseness, length, and overall comfort.

Quality Control: Fit models help ensure that garments meet quality standards before they are mass-produced. By testing prototypes on real bodies, designers can identify and address any fit issues early in the production process.

Communication: Effective communication between fit models and design teams is essential for achieving the desired fit and style. Fit models should be able to articulate their feedback clearly and provide constructive criticism to help improve the design.


Role of a fit model and their responsibilities:

Body Measurements: Fit models have body measurements that closely correspond to specific clothing sizes. They may represent various size categories, such as petite, regular, or plus size, depending on the target market of the clothing line.

Fitting Sessions: Fit models work closely with designers, pattern makers, and garment technicians during fitting sessions. They try on prototypes of clothing, including garments in various stages of production, to assess the fit, comfort, and overall appearance.

Feedback: Fit models provide valuable feedback to the design team about the fit of the garments. They may identify areas where the clothing is too tight, too loose, or uncomfortable, as well as suggest adjustments to improve the overall fit and silhouette.

Communication: Effective communication skills are essential for fit models. They need to be able to articulate their feedback clearly and accurately to help designers understand any fit issues and make necessary adjustments to the patterns or designs.

Flexibility: Fit models should be comfortable wearing a wide range of clothing styles and have the ability to adapt to changes in garment designs and fit requirements. They may need to work with multiple designers and brands, each with their own unique aesthetic and fit preferences.

Confidentiality: Fit models often work with designers on confidential projects that have not yet been released to the public. They must maintain confidentiality about the designs they try on and any proprietary information they may be exposed to during fitting sessions.


Physical Fitting Models: In this approach, real-life models are used to try on sample garments during fitting sessions. These models have measurements that closely match the target demographic for the clothing line. Designers and manufacturers observe how the garments fit on the models, make adjustments as necessary, and iterate until the desired fit is achieved.


Standard most common size chart for fit models

Examples, taken from actual classified ads for fit modelling jobs:


Brand1: Size 8: Height 5’6″-5’8″, bust 36, waist 28, low hip 39
Brand2: Size 8: Height 5’7 1/2″-5’8″, bust 37.5, waist 31, high hip 36.5-37, low hip 39-39.5, thigh 23, across shoulders 15.75, bra size 34C-36B
Brand3: Height 5’6″-5’7″, bust 35, waist 28, hip at fullest point 38, thigh 22, bicep 10.5, across shoulders 15.25, inseam 30”, bra size 34C-36B

Brand4: Size 8: Height 5’6 1/2″-5’7 1/2″, bust 36, waist 29.5-30, hip 39, thigh 22.5, across shoulders 15.5, bra size 34C-36B


Clothing Export Houses needs fit models in multiple sizes:
Size 0: Height 5’5″-5’7″, bust 33, waist 25, hip 33
Size 2: Height 5’6″-5’8″, bust 34, waist 26, hip 36
Size 4: Height 5’6″-5’8″, bust 35, waist 27, hip 37
Size 6: Height 5’6″-5’8″, bust 36, waist 28, hip 38
Size 8: Height 5’6″-5’8″, bust 37, waist 29, hip 39
Size 10: Height 5’6″-5’8″, bust 38-39, waist 30-31.5, hip 40-42
Size 12: Height 5’6″-5’8″, bust 39-41, waist 31.5-32.5, hip 42-43

Few Brands also hires fit models in other multiple sizes:
Size S: Height 5’5″, bust 34, waist 26, hip 36.5
Size M: Height 5’6″, bust 36, waist 29.5, hip 38.5
Size L: Height 5’6″, bust 38.5, waist 31.5, hip 41

As you can see, fit model sizing varies by designer, line and size range. But there are some commonalities, especially when it comes to height and proportion.


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