How To Properly Measure Yourself

Measuring yourself accurately is crucial when it comes to finding the right clothing size. Here's a step-by-step guide to help you measure yourself properly:

  1. Use a flexible measuring tape: For accurate measurements, use a flexible measuring tape rather than a rigid ruler or a string.

  2. Bust/Chest measurement: To measure your bust or chest, wrap the measuring tape around the fullest part of your bust, ensuring that it is parallel to the ground and not too tight or too loose. Take note of the measurement in inches.

  3. Waist measurement: Locate your natural waistline, which is typically the narrowest part of your waist. Wrap the measuring tape around your waist, making sure it is snug but not overly tight. 

  4. Hip measurement: Find the widest part of your hips by wrapping the measuring tape around this area. Ensure that the tape is parallel to the ground and that it is neither too tight nor too loose.

  5. Inseam measurement: For pants or jeans, measure the inseam by starting at the crotch area and running the measuring tape down to the desired length. Make sure you're standing straight and not slouching.

  6. Shoulder width: Measure the distance between the outer edges of your shoulders. Ensure that the tape is level and straight across your back. 

  7. Sleeve length: Extend your arm outwards and bend it slightly at the elbow. Measure from the shoulder point to the wrist bone for the sleeve length. Make sure the tape follows the natural curve of your arm.

  8. Neck circumference: Wrap the measuring tape around the base of your neck, just above your collarbone. Make sure it's snug but not too tight. 

  9. Additional measurements: Depending on the garment, you may need additional measurements such as waist-to-floor, shoulder-to-waist, or neck-to-waist. Refer to the specific clothing guidelines for these measurements.

Remember, it's important to measure yourself periodically, as your body measurements may change over time. Taking accurate measurements ensures a better fit and enhances your overall shopping experience.