When measuring yourself for a piece of women’s clothing, the most important measurements are: How to measure bust: Place one end of the measuring tape at the fullest part of your bust and wrap it around going under your armpits and shoulder blades back to the front. Keep the tape snug but not too tight.
Use a measuring tape for maximum accuracy (flexible tape, if possible). Make sure the measuring tape is level and neither too tight nor too loose. Measure on bare skin, not over clothes. When measuring yourself for a piece of women’s clothing, the most important measurements are:
Hold the measuring tape across the fullest part of the bust and double it. Take the measurement from 1 side seam to the other right under the armholes or sleeve seam of the dress. Hold the end of the soft, flexible measuring tape at 1 side seam and pull it across the bust to the opposite side seam.