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:
Measure around the fullest part of your chest.
Measure the narrowest part of your waistline.
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.
|BUST||32”- 33.5”||34.25”- 35.5”||36.25”- 37.5”||39”- 40.75”||41”- 43.5”||43.75”- 48.25”|
|81- 85 cm||87- 90 cm||92- 95 cm||99- 103 cm||104- 110 cm||111- 122 cm|
|WAIST||25”- 26”||27”- 28”||29.25”- 30”||31.5”- 33.25”||33.5”- 36.25”||36.75”- 41.75”|
|63- 66 cm||68- 71 cm||74- 76 cm||80- 84 cm||85- 92 cm||93- 106 cm|
|HIPS||35.25”- 36”||37.25”- 38.25”||39”- 40.25”||41.5”- 43”||43.5”- 46.25”||46.5”- 50”|
|89- 91 cm||94- 97 cm||99- 102 cm||105- 109 cm||110- 117 cm||118- 127 cm|
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!