1. When it comes to pants, sizing consists of two numbers.
2. To get your measurements, use a tape measure.
3. If you’re buying pleated pants online, double and TRIPLE check your measurements.
Pleated pants need to have hips that are cut large enough to accommodate for the depth of the pleats – they should lay flat and not pull open on your body. For this reason, double check your measurements and, if you're coming up on a half measurement, try rounding up.