Once you get a grip on your proportions, you can (and should) consult it to ensure you arrive at the perfect fit.
You will need:
- A soft tape measure, like the ones used for sewing
- A pencil and paper for notes
- Underwear and a bra (so measurements are more accurate)
- A can-do attitude
Ok, lets start!
Measurements should be taken directly on your body. Keep measuring tape firm, but not too tight.
Measure your chest over the fullest part of your bust while wearing a bra that fits.
Wrap the tape measure around the slimmest part of your waist. This should be somewhere between your navel and your ribcage. Need more help? Just bend sideways at the waist; the part that contracts is your natural waist.
Your seat measurement should be measured around the fullest part of your low hip. Say again? To determine the circumference of your hips, measure the widest part of your body at this point (roughly seven inches down from your navel, give or take).
To calculate the length of your inseam, measure the distance from the very top of the inside of your thigh to the bottom of your anklebone.