- Bust: : Place one end of the tape measure at the fullest part of your bust and wrap it around your body to get the measurement, keeping the tape parallel to the floor.
- Natural Waist: To measure your natural waist, you want to find the narrowest part of your waist, located above your belly button and below your rib cage.
- Lower Waist: To measure, measure at the point where your trousers would normally ride.
- Hips: Stand with your hips together and measure the fullest part of your hips. Be sure to go over your buttocks as well. It might be challenging to keep the tape consistently level when you do it alone; it is recommended that you have a friend assist you with this or that you do it in front of a mirror.
- Waist to Floor: Measure from your navel to the floor
- Waist to Knee: Measure from your navel to the middle of your knee
- Arm Circumference: Measure around the widest part of your bicep
- Back: Measure from the base of your neck to your tail bone
- Inseam: The inseam is the distance from the uppermost part of your thigh to your ankle. It is easiest to measure the inseam based on a well-fitting pair of pants. Measure from the crotch to the cuff on the inside seam of the leg. The number of inches, to the nearest ½”, is the inseam length. It’s best to measure your inseam with a pair of shoes on so that you can ensure the hem hits at the right point on your shoe. For women, keep in mind that the accurate inseam measurement depends on whether you’re wearing heels or flats. The hem should hit at the middle of the heel shaft or should hit just slightly above the flat shoe. It would be best for women to take two measurements for inseams — one for trousers you’d wear with heels, and one for trousers you’d wear with flats.
- Chest: Place one end of the tape measure at the center of your chest. Wrap it around your body, keeping the tape parallel to the floor.
- Waist: See Normal Waist measurement above.
- Hips: See Hip measurement above.
- Inseam: Measure from the crotch to the cuff on the inside seam of the leg. The number of inches, to the nearest ½”, is the inseam length. It’s best to measure your inseam with a pair of shoes on so that you can ensure the hem hits at the right point on your shoe.
- Neck: Wrap the measuring tape around the base of your neck, going around your Adam’s apple. Ensure that the tape is consistently level and that you’re not wrapping the tape too tightly around your neck. This measurement is your true neck measurement. For your dress shirt neck measurement, add a half inch to a round number (i.e. 14 inches should be rounded up to 14.5 inches) or round up to the nearest half inch (i.e. 14.25 should be rounded up to 14.5).