Measurements should be taken over yourundergarments. Pull the measuring tape snug, but not too tight, always around the fullest part of each body area and keep the tape parallel to the floor.
Bust—take this measurement over the fullest part of the bust and across the widest part of the back.
Waist—To locate your waistline, tie a narrow string around the waist and let it settle into the natural waistline as you bend. Take the measurement along the stringline.
Hips—Take the measurement around the fullest part, which is usually 7″ to 9″ below the waist.