How to measure your body: the body measurement guide

Measuring yourself it's not that difficult as it might sound. You don't need to visit tailor to get an accurate measurements of your bust, waist and hips, because you can do it yourself! The only thing you need is a cloth tape measure.

Here's a short guide of how to measure yourself accurately and choose correct clothing size.

Where to measure your waist, hips and bust

It's very important to take your measurements correctly and get an accurate results. That is why waist, hips and bust supposed to be measured on the specific zones. Just follow these instructions:

How to measure yourself?

BUST
Measure around the fullest part of your chest.

WAIST
Measure the narrowest part of your waistline.

HIPS
Measure the fullest part of your hips standing with your feet together.

How to measure your waist

Correctly measuring your waist is not as tough as some people believe. To find out your exact measurement you should use the measuring tape on your natural waistline, known as the narrowest area around the waist. You can locate your waistline just above your belly button. Similarly, wrap the measuring tape around your waist and do not tighten it too much, otherwise you'll get false measurement.

How to measure your hips

To measure your hips stand straight with your hips together. Your aim is to measure the fullest area of the hip section. To avoid false results, make sure that the measuring tape goes over your buttocks as well  and it's neither too tight nor too loose.
A note: standing in front of a mirror or reaching out to a friend can help while measuring your hips.

How to measure your bust

When measuring your bust you should place one end of the measuring tape at the fullest part of the chest, then work the tape around and back to the starting point to find out your measurement.
A note: to achieve an accurate measurement, you should not measure yourself wearing clothing and you should avoid tightening the tape measure or loosening it too much.

Your measurements and given sizes.

Now you know your body measurements, this means that it is time to move on to the size chart.
With LeMuse Clothing Size Chart you can find out more about the given sizes from XS to XXL.
Take a look and compare your measurements to the ones written in the table to get a hold of your size.

SizeXSSMLXLXXL
US24-68121620
UK68-1012162024
EU3436-3840444852
BUST32”- 33.5”34.25”- 35.5”36.25”- 37.5”39”- 40.75”41”- 43.5”43.75”- 48.25”
81- 85 cm87- 90 cm92- 95 cm99- 103 cm104- 110 cm111- 122 cm
WAIST25”- 26”27”- 28”29.25”- 30”31.5”- 33.25”33.5”- 36.25”36.75”- 41.75”
63- 66 cm68- 71 cm74- 76 cm80- 84 cm85- 92 cm93- 106 cm
HIPS35.25”- 36”37.25”- 38.25”39”- 40.25”41.5”- 43”43.5”- 46.25”46.5”- 50”
89- 91 cm94- 97 cm99- 102 cm105- 109 cm110- 117 cm118- 127 cm

Conclusion

Although getting to know your exact measurements might be time-consuming, but it is definitely worth it! Measuring different areas of your body will help you to get accurate measurements and find correct size while shopping online!