HOW TO MEASURE YOUR BODY
The diagram above depicts the most appropriate locations to begin and end measurement for the different areas of your body. Often times, women 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! Check out the easy-to-follow instructions for getting accurate measurements for each body part below:
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.
Bust: Measure over a comfortable, great-fitting bra (if you measure for a bikini top, please measure without a bra). Wrap a measuring tape around your body at the fullest part of your bust. Be sure your arms are at your sides, the tape is flat against your body and parallel to the floor.