How to get Clothing Measurements

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You don’t always need a tailor you find out your clothing measurements. You can do this at home and find the right fit.

How to Measure Bust

Knowing bust measurement is very important before shopping, especially online when you can’t try it on first. All top, shirts, dresses and bra sizing are based on bust and waist measurement. Learn the best techniques for measuring your bust accurately. Get the perfect fit with our easy-to-follow guide.

  • Gently wrap the measuring tape around the fullest part of your chest, at nipple level. Round the measurement to the nearest whole number, establishing your bust size. You will need this to establish you clothing size which you can convert to various sizing systems using this calculator.
  • Position the tape measure directly beneath your bust, ensuring it’s leveled and snug. Round the measurement to the nearest whole number. This is your under bust measurement. If the result is even, add four inches; if it’s odd, add five inches. This calculated sum becomes your ‘band number’ (e.g., the 34 in 34D).
  • Subtract your band size from your bust size. If the difference is zero inches, your cup size is AA. If the difference is one inch, your cup size is an A. For each additional inch difference, you progress up a cup size.

How to Measure Waist

Accurate waist measurement is required to buy any bottoms and dresses and tops in some cases. Learn how to accurately measure your waist using simple steps. Say goodbye to ill-fitting clothes and hello to a perfect fit. Here is a quick guide to find yours:

  • The tape measure should be in direct contact with your bare stomach for precise measurements.
  • Locate your waist using your fingers by positioning your thumbs at the base of your rib cage and your index fingers at the top of your hips. The narrowest part of your torso will be your waist.
  • Stand upright, exhale gradually, and loop the measuring tape from your navel around your body, connecting it at the front. Ensure the tape remains parallel to the floor and fits snugly around your torso without causing any discomfort.
  • Record the number where the measuring tape meets. This recorded figure represents your waist measurement.

How to measure hips

This is very important to know to buy any bottoms online. Here are the simple steps:

  1. Stand straight, preferably in front of a mirror.
  2. Wrap the measuring tape at the widest point of your hip.
  3. Tape should be snug, should not be able to fit more than a finger.
  4. The figure on the tape is your measurement.

Knowing your measurements will help with getting a perfect fit.