How to measure yourself

Bust

Measure over the fullest part of the breast using the nipples as guides. Make sure the tape measure is straight across the back. Take measurement snugly enough that the tape measure doesn't slip off the back.

Please wear your best non padded bra, exhale and hold loosely when measuring.

Under-bust

Measures around the back meeting at the front, directly under the breast (ribcage). pull snugly. This is where your bra band sits.

Please exhale when taking this measurement – this is critical as then there can be a significant discrepancy!

Suit Line

Looking in the mirror find the area between your waist and seat that is the fullest. With heels together measure around the fullest part. This may be at your hip bone or at the fullest part of your abdomen. The placement will also vary for each person depending on your shape.

Make sure that the tape is level all the way around and doesn't rise or dip in the front or back.

Neck Length

Start measuring tape under the breast where you took the underbust measurement then pull tape towards the neck stopping at the spine.

Waist

Measure at the smallest part of the waist. This is where your body creases when you bend sideways.

To find your true waist, place a piece of string around your torso parallel to the floor and tie it snugly but not too tight. It will naturally fall to your narrowest point)

Crotch Height

This measurement is always taken as your preferred height. For help, stand in front of a mirror and only measure in front. Please make sure you are standing straight. Place the starting point of your tape measure where your crotch starts to disappear (at the pubic bone). Try not to curve your tape measure in-between your legs. Measure from your (crotch line / pubic bone) up towards your waist, stopping at your desired panty height.

Hip

This should be whatever part of your body is the widest. For some this may be around the lower stomach area. Keeping the tape parallel with the floor, pull it snugly, but not too tight. Make sure the tape is level all the way around, and doesn't rise or dip in the front and doesn't rise above your buttocks in the back. Please keep your legs together.

This is usually the widest measurement!

Torso

Run a tape measure full circle from a point on the shoulder midway between the neck base and the shoulder joint, over the fullest part of the bust, down the center of the crotch and back up the starting point. Hint: Start with the tape measure going over the back and up through the crotch for easier measuring

One piece body length

For help, stand in front of a mirror and only measure in front. Place the starting point of your tape measure where your crotch starts to disappear (at the pubic bone). Try not to curve your tape measure in-between your legs. Measure from your (crotch line / pubic bone) up towards your Ribcage, stopping at your desired height. Please hold tape measure taut.

Around the arm

Measure from the top outside edge of the shoulder down to the armpit.

Around the leg

Measure around the leg, where the bottom of the bikini will end

Cross breast

Wearing your best non padded underwire bra, please measure the breast on the same side that you write. Measure from inner crease across nipple to outer crease. Typically where the center wire begins (in the cleavage area) to where it ends, towards the arm pit.

Measure this distance across the fullest part of the breast, at the level of the nipple.

If your breast is firm and perky you can measure while standing up. If your breast is large the measurement is more accurate while you are bending forward so your breasts are facing the floor.