Always wear a well-fitted bra when you measure your bust. With the arms in relaxed position at the sides, take the bust measurement at the fullest point, with the tape parallel to the floor. The measuring tape is to be taken under the armhole over the shoulder blades across the back where the bra strap is, then to the front past both the nipples.
Chest measurement is taken by passing the tape around the torso, just above the bust.
Stand straight with your heels together and measure your hips at the broadest part (which lies approximately 8 inches below the waistline). This also includes the fullest part of the backside and lies around the point where the legs meet the torso.
You would need a friend to help you for taking shoulder to shoulder measurement. Take the measurement tape across the upper back area, starting from the tip of one shoulder to that of the other. Make sure that you do not hunch over.
Take the measuring tape all the way around the torso, just beneath the bust.
Place the measuring tape around the bicep, which happens to be the widest part of your upper arm. Bend your arm a bit at the elbow while taking the measurement to make sure that you are comfortable with the final fit.
The measurement has to be taken around the natural waistline, at the area where it is the narrowest. If you are not sure about your natural waistline, try bending over to one side. A crease will be formed along the waist, just below the ribcage, which will indicate your natural waistline. You may find that this is not the point where you actually wear your skirts or bottoms, because this actually is the right place to measure for getting correct fit. As you take the measuring tape around the natural waistline, make sure that it remains parallel to the floor.
The measurement is to be taken by placing the tape on the point where the shoulder meets the neck and extending it to the tip of the bust along the front.
: Begin at the point where the shoulder meets the neck and take the measuring tape along the front to the natural waist line.
Start from the point where the shoulder meets the neck and extend it downwards following the front curve, reaching to the natural waistline and then down to the knee. It would be better if you ask a friend to help you with taking this measurement.