Women: Place one end of the tape measure at the fullest part of your bust and wrap it around your body to get the measurement.
Men and kids: Place one end of the tape measure at the center of your chest. Wrap it around your body, keeping the tape parallel to the floor.
To measure your natural waist, you want to find the narrowest part of your waist, located above your belly button and below your rib cage. Relax and breath out before you measure.
Stand with your hips together and measure the fullest part of your hips (about 8 inch. below your waist). Be sure to go over your buttocks as well. It is recommended that you have a friend assist you with this or that you do it in front of a mirror.
This measurement is used for trousers and jeans.
The inseam is the distance from the uppermost part of your thigh to your ankle. It is easiest to measure the inseam based on a well-fitting pair of pants. Measure from the crotch to the cuff on the inside seam of the leg. The number of inches, to the nearest ½”, is the inseam length. It’s best to measure your inseam with a pair of shoes on so that you can ensure the hem hits at the right point on your shoe.
For women, keep in mind that the accurate inseam measurement depends on whether you’re wearing heels or flats. The hem should hit at the middle of the heel shaft or should hit just slightly above the flat shoe. It would be best for women to take two measurements for inseams — one for trousers you’d wear with heels, and one for trousers you’d wear with flats.
Neck measurement is commonly used for sizing men’s dress shirts. Many dress shirts sold in the U.S. actually use the neck size in inches as the “size.”
Wrap the measuring tape around the base of your neck, going around your Adam’s apple. Please do not wrap too tight. For your dress shirt neck measurement, add a half inch to a round number .