It’s so easy to measure body size; yours and others

Hi ladies, measuring your body size accurately can be useful for several purposes, especially when buying clothing online. Yass, here are some notes you need to take when you measure yourself.

Prep the tools:
• Measuring tape
• Wear form fitting clothing to get accurate measurement
• A mirror or someone to assist you
• Paper and pencil or pen

Stand in neutral position; stand up straight, with your feet together and your arms at your side. Look straight ahead and keep your body relaxed. And let’s get started.

Measure These Body Parts:

Chest/ Bust

Wrap the measuring tape around the fullest part of your chest or bust. Make sure it’s parallel to the ground and snug but not tight


Find your natural waistline by bending to one side, the crease that forms is your waistline. Measure around the waist.


Measure around the widest part of your hips and buttocks, ensuring the tape is parallel to the ground.

Body length

Measure for the base of the neck to the hip area or length of clothing.

Armhole Length

Wrap the tape measure around your armpits and shoulders.

Sleeves length

Measure from the tip of the shoulder down to the wrist along the outside of the arm.

Don’t forget to write them all down. It’s always good to repeat the measurement for accuracy and for body length and hip measurement can be increased by 2-3 cm so that it is not too tight.