Measurements must be taken without clothing, as this ensures the most accurate fit.
Bust: To measure the bust, pass the measuring tape around the fullest part of the bust and across the shoulder blades. Ensure the measuring tape is taught but not tight against the skin.
Waist: To measure the waist, pass the measuring tape around the natural waist meeting in the middle for an accurate fit.
Hips: To measure the hips stand with your feet together and pass the tape across the fullest part of your bottom. Again keeping the tape taught but not tight.
Inside Leg: To measure the inside leg, run the measuring tape from the crotch to the ankle point where your trousers normally stop.
To measure yourself for a jacket you may need help from another. Run the tape from the center point at the neck to the hemline. Remember that this is a guide and jacket lengths will vary with jacket styles.
To measure your skirt length, begin at the natural waistline, running the tape down the outside of the leg. Remember that this is a guide and skirt lengths will vary with skirt styles.
To measure dress length is done in the same fashion as taking a skirt length.