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HOW TO GET YOUR BODY MEASUREMENTS

Here’s a question I hear a lot and there is a simple answer to help you all!

Measure yourself with a hemline tape measure (a cloth tape measure, not a metal one) and ask for help.

The measurements you will definitely need are your chest, waist and hips, you can take other measurements such as your inseam, thigh and upper arm but we’re going to stick to the ones we need.

When measuring your chest, waist or hips make sure the tape is level and not too tight or lose and never over clothes always bare skin and of course don’t forget to write down the numbers as its highly unlikely that you’ll remember them all once you’re finished.

 

HOW TO MEASURE WAIST, HIPS AND CHEST

The diagram below shows the appropriate locations to begin and end measurements for the different areas of your body.

Unfortunately and actually quite often people will measure at the wrong location and get false results. For example, when measuring your waist, some people take the measurement below the belly button when your natural waistline is located above the belly button.

Take measurements in Inch’s please

 

Chest: Measure the circumference of your chest. Place one end of the tape measure at the fullest part of your bust, wrap it around (under your armpits, around your shoulder blades, and back to the front) to get the measurement.

 

Waist: Measure the circumference of your waist. Use the tape to circle your waist (sort of like a belt would) at your natural waistline, which is located above your belly button and below your rib cage. (If you bend to the side, the crease that forms is your natural waistline.) Don’t suck in your stomach, or you’ll get a false measurement. If you generally wear your clothes below your waist, take that measurement as well.

 

Hips: Measure the circumference of your hips. Start at one hip and wrap the tape measure around your rear, around the other hip, and back to where you started. Make sure the tape is over the largest part of your buttocks. Because making sure the tape is level back there can be hard, try to do it in front of a mirror.

 

 

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