Clothing: How to Measure
Thread tape measure under arms, across shoulder blades at back and around fullest part of bust at front. Relax arms at sides while keeping tape parallel with floor. This is your bust measurement. If this measurement falls on the ½ inch, round up.
Bend to one side to find natural indentation in torso. This is your natural waist. Run tape around natural waistline, keeping tape parallel with floor and one finger between body and tape for a more comfortable fit.
Stand on a level surface with feet together. Measure around fullest part of hips and bottom (approximately 7”-9” below waistline), keeping tape parallel with floor.
Stand with heels apart and measure around fullest part of thigh (approximately 1” below crotch), keeping tape parallel with floor.
Measurements refer to the distance between the top of the waistband and the seam.
- Sits above waist= 11”-12”
- Sits at waist= 10”-11”
- Sits low on waist= 8 ½”-9 ½”
- Sits ultra low on waist= 7”-8 ½”
Place your favorite pants on a flat surface and measure inside pant leg seam from crotch to hem.
Front Rise Measurement
Place your favorite pants on a flat surface and measure from top of waistband to crotch, where leg seam starts.
Leg Opening Measurement
Place your favorite pants on a flat surface and measure width of the bottom hem of one leg. Double this measurement.