April 18, 2019

HOW TO TAKE MEASUREMENTS

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  • Bust: Measure the circumference of your bust. 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.) 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.

  • Sleeve length: Get help for this one because it’s hard to do yourself. To gauge the length of the sleeve, start measure from the neckline all the way to the cuff of the sleeve. To determine the proper length for you, measure from the base of your neck to the middle of the wrist to ensure you get the right size.