Taking body measurements is a useful way to find out the dimensions and proportions of different parts of the body, which can be useful when buying clothes or making adjustments to clothes you already have. Here are some basic steps for taking body measurements:
Use a soft, flexible tape measure. A sewing tape measure is ideal.
Always take measurements with tight-fitting underwear or no clothes on to get accurate measurements.
Take your measurements in a well-lit area and make sure the tape measure is level and not crooked.
To take bust measurements, measure at the fullest part of your bust, passing the tape under your arms and around the small of your back.
To take waist measurements, measure the smallest part of your natural waistline, which is usually just above your belly button.
To take hip measurements, measure the fullest part of your hip, which is usually about 20cm below the waist.
To take arm measurements, measure around the widest part of your biceps and the narrowest part of your wrists.
Remember that measurements can vary based on posture and angle, so be sure to take measurements of various body parts to get an accurate picture of your dimensions.