Fitting Models

What is a fitting model?

The best way to describe a ‘fitting model’ is a live mannequin.

All clothes brands and high street fashion houses will from time to time need to use fitting models when they are designing their ranges.

Each clothes brand and fashion house have specific sizes that they prefer to base their clothing samples on. For example a brand may supply sizes 6 – 26 across their female range but will have their samples made to fit a size 12 & 20, therefore they will need a fitting model to fit their sample sizes.

Do I need to be a certain height or size?

Yes, you will need to be the same height and measurements required by each individual company. Every different company sizes are based on specific measurements:

Female
  • Bust Girth
  • Under Bust
  • Bra size
  • Waist
  • Top Hip [10cm from waist point]
  • Bottom hip (21cm from waist point and/or widest point)
  • Bicep
  • Thigh
  • Calf
  • Inside leg
  • Height
  • Shoe
  • Preferred Dress size worn

Male
  • Collar
  • Chest
  • Waist
  • Hip
  • Bicep
  • Thigh
  • Inside Leg
  • Height
  • Shoe
  • Preferred Suit Size worn

You may have noticed that you wear a different size dependant on the brand or company? You may be a size 10 with one company or a 12 with another or a medium with one and a large with another, this is due to each company having their own specific measurements or grading per size.

We are asked to supply models of different sizes and heights i.e. petite, tall and standard ranges. e.g. Female sizes 6 – 26 and for Males Small to XXL.

Do I need experience or qualifications as I haven’t modelled before?

No experience or qualifications are required, just a friendly personality.

How do I apply to be a fitting model?

Contact the agency by e-mail to info@fittingmodels.co.uk . We will need from you two pictures; 1 headshot and 1 full length picture, these do not need to be professional but must be no more than 3 months old, clear and show just you. We will also need some measurements from you [see above].

We recommend that you use our measuring guide to ensure you measurements are accurate and taken correctly. From past experience we have found that people taking their own measurements are not as accurate as those taken by another person so PHONE A FRIEND!!

What happens next?

If we feel that you may be suitable for clients we will contact you to come in and meet us to be measured properly and give you full details as to how we can represent you as a fitting model. Should you decide that you want the Agency to represent you in this field; your details will be entered onto our fittings database and cross matched with our many different clients requirements.

If your measurements match our client’s requirements, we will contact you to check availability and organise a meeting with the client to see if you are suitable for them.

If you don’t hear from us don’t panic, your details will be kept on file and checked against any new enquiries.

If you are able to supply us with professional pictures, we may also invite you to have your details displayed on our website.

What are the hours?

Assignments can vary from a minimum of 2 hours to a full day (up to 8 hours) this could be for occasional or regular ongoing bookings. These may also be used to provide cover for maternity, sick or holiday leave.

I am already registered with you for modelling and promotional work, will you consider me for fittings?

Yes, but you will need to ensure we have up to date pictures and measurements in order for you to be considered. We prefer to measure you ourselves before sending you to castings.

Good Luck!

Helen

We look forward to receiving your details.

If you have any further enquiries, please contact us.