Hat size – Measure across your brow just
above your ears, keeping the tape parallel to the floor (for females).
For male and generic sizes, divide the measurement
in inches by 3.14 to obtain your hat size to the nearest
Collar – Measure around your neck at the
point where the collar is worn, pulling the tape tight enough
to remove gaps between the tape and the skin, but not so
tight as to depress and discolor the skin. Round up to the
next ½" for your collar size.
Chest/bust – While standing erect, measure around the largest part of the chest or
bust with the tape passing under the arms, remaining parallel
to the floor, and snug*.
Waist – Measure
around your waist where the trousers are worn; generally
this is the smallest part of the waist. Pull the tape snug*.
Hips – While standing with your
feet together, measure around the fullest part of your hips
or seat, keeping the tape parallel to the floor and snug*.
Remove wallets and cell phones from your pockets prior to
taking the measurement.
Skirt length – Measure from your waistline
to the center of your kneecap.
Inseam – Measure the inside seam from the
crotch to the bottom of the trouser leg.
*Snug means that the tape is tight, but yet loose enough to slide your hand
under the tape.