Bend slightly to one side and wrap the measuring tape loosely where the bend is in your body. This may or may not be the smallest part of your waist.
With your feet hip-width apart, measure around the fullest part of your hips.
Grab your favorite pants, lay them flat and measure from the top inseam to the hem.
To find the perfect fit, measure under your arms around the fullest part of your chest.
Pull your go-to skirt from the closet and measure from the top edge of the waist to the bottom edge.
Pull your go-to dress from the closet and measure it from the top of the shoulder to the bottom edge.
how to measure your waist
To measure your waist, you should measure your natural waistline. Place the measuring tape below your rib cage and above your belly button at the smallest part of your waist. Be sure to stand up straight and relax your stomach so that you get a true measurement.
how to measure your hips
To measure your hips, stand with your feet together and wrap the tape around your hips and the roundest part of your rear. Be sure to keep the measuring tape straight or you may get an incorrect measurement!
how to measure your bust
To measure your bust, you should measure underneath your armpits around your chest. Hint: measure over the fullest part of your chest to get an accurate size.
how to measure your inseam
To measure your inseam, or the distance from your inner thigh to the bottom of your ankle, find your best-fitting pants and measure from the inside of your leg to the hem on the pants. Hint: this measurement is easier with a friend to help!
how to measure your dress and skirt length
Finding dresses that are the right length are hard! Whether you're short or tall, finding consistent lengths you're comfortable in can be difficult. That's why you should measure your favorite dress length so you can feed confident online shopping. To measure your dress length, measure from the top of the shoulder to the hem. To measure your skirt length, measure from where the skirt hits you on the waist to the hem.