Whether you’re a fashion designer, tailor, a fashion lover, or you just want to buy a dress, a nicely finished dress all starts with taking proper body measurements.
Below, I will be sharing tips on how you can take basic body measurements. The basic measurements are the measurements you will need to determine your actual body size. It will also help you to select the accurate size when buying a ready-to-wear clothing.
BUST : To measure your bust size accurately, wrap the tape underneath your armpits and measure over the fullest part of your chest.
EMPIRE : Measure under your bust round the band of your bra.
WAIST : Stand up straight, raise your top, breath in, wrap the tape around the slimmest part of your body. Then breath out and take the measurement.
HIP : Wrap the tape around the fullest part of your hip.
SHOULDER : Ask someone to measure from the point where your left arm meets your shoulder at the back to the point where your right arm meets the shoulder.
Finally, I would love to hear from you when you try this tips.
Also watch out for Part II & III for advanced details.