How To Measure Your Body For Fitting Clothes

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Knowing the true measurements of your body Measuring Your Body- How To Measure Your Bodycould really make clothes fit good. The best thing you should do is measure your body at home or get your body measured by a professional before buying any clothes.

 

But How Do You Measure Your Body?

 

I’ll explain how to measure your body so that you could get the best fitting outfits.

 

For Dress Measurements


1st you should do a “length from the center” measurement:

  • Just measure from the top center of the front of your body to the desired hem length

Then, you should do a “length from the shoulder” measurement:

  • Measure from the top of one of your shoulders to the desired hem length

Make sure the tape measure is straight down. Perpendicular to the floor.

 

For Body Measurements


  • Bust— Measure around the fullest part of your bust which should be over the nipples. Be careful to not squeeze yourself, just place the measuring tape lightly over your skin. Not squeezing, but not too loose.
  • Waist— Measure around the smallest part of your mid-rift. If you can’t find your waist, then bend your torso to one side and find the natural crease, that’s your waist.
  • Hips— Stand with your feet together and measure around the fullest part of your hips and butt. Your hips should be where your legs join your body.

Always keep your tape measure parallel to the floor when measuring your body to get the most accurate measurement.

 

Measuring Your Inseam


You could measure your inseam 1 of 2 ways, either with a pair of your best well-length pants or your own body.

  • To measure with a pair of your pants– Just measure from the seam of your crotch (on the bottom, where your pant legs touch) down the length of one pant leg to the bottom hem.
  • To measure with your own body (you’ll need a friends help for this method)– Measure from your crotch area down one of your legs to your ankle, or any other desired hem length.

Measuring Inseam- A Petite Girl

In the above picture, is a picture of my best fitting jeans. According to the measurements, my inseam is a little more than 27 inches.

You should take into account the shoes that you want to wear with whatever pants you want to buy. You should add a 1/2 inch or more to the measurement, but it depends on the shoes that you wanna wear with it. Obviously, with a high heel, you would want the measurement to be longer than 1/2 an inch, maybe have it be even 2 inches longer.

If the measurement has a half inch, for example, 30.5, then always round up. In this case, to 31, just to be on the safe side. You could always tailor.

Always take into account the fact that jeans could shrink if you use the washing machine and dryer on them. You may want to make the measurement longer, in this case.

Therefore, my inseam would be about 29 inches if I were to buy new pants.

You could always have a friend help you with any of these measurements. They may help give a more accurate measurement.

Never measure over clothing. Either measure over your bare skin or over fitted non-padded bra and panties.

If you gain or lose weight, I advise you to measure your whole body over again and keep those measurements in mind when you buy clothes until your weight changes again.

Also, if you are still growing, I advise you to measure the length of your body over again.

I hope this was helpful to all of you!

If anyone wants to leave a comment for any reason, I strongly urge you to do so below. Anyone have an interesting story on getting yourself measured in the past? I’d like to hear it!

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