This is how we sized up the situation to ensure you measured up
Use a cloth measuring tape and measure yourself in your bare skin instead of clothes for most accurate results.
When taking measurements for the hips, waist and chest, ensure the tape is flat but not too tight or too loose.
Ensure the tape measure lays slightly flat and measure the circumference from the widest area of your bust, around, under your armpit and back to the front.
Start at your natural waistline, just above your belly button and below your rib cage, and wrap around the circumference of your waist. Let your tummy hang naturally for most accurate results.
Start at one hip and wrap the tape measure around your bum, around the other hip, and back to where you started. Make sure the tape is over the largest part of your derriere, ensuring the tape is level in the back. A mirror comes in handy for this part.
Measure from the innermost part of your hip to the ankle. For accurate results a helping hand from a friend helps, or measure this area on another pair of pants that fit you well.