How to Measure For Best Accuracy
Bust: Measure the fullest part of your bust, keeping the tape level to the floor.
Sleeve Length: Measure from point of shoulder down outside of arm past elbow to wrist with arm relaxed at side.
upper arm : Measure the circumference of your arm. Wrap the tape measure around the widest part of your upper arm from front to back and around to the start point.
Shoulder: Measure shoulder from one shoulder point to other shoulder point from your back.
Sleeve Width: Measure the shoulder seam of a top that fits you well, or around the widest part of your arm.
Top/Dress/Coat Length: Measure from the highest point of shoulder, over bust, straight down.
Waist: measure around your natural waistline where your torso is the smallest.
Hips: Measure around fullest part of hip. keep the tape parallel to the floor.
Skirt Length: Skirts are measured from center front. On yourself, measure from the waist down. On a well-fitting skirt, measure from top of the waistband down and compare.
Pant Length: On yourself, measure from the waist down. One well-fitting pants, measure from top of the waistband down the sides and compare.
Inseam: Using a pair of well-fitting pants, measure from inside crotch seam to the hem and compare.
Rise: Using the same pants, measure from the intersecting seams of the crotch to top of waistband.