These are body measurements. Garments will have an ease of around 2-3 inches.
1. Chest: Measure the circumference of your chest. Place one end of the tape measure at the fullest part of your bust, wrap it around to get the measurement.
2. Waist: Measure the circumference of your waist. Use the tape to circle your waist at your natural waistline, which is located above your belly button and below your rib cage. If you generally wear your clothes below your waist, take that measurement as well.
3. Hip: Measure the circumference of your hips. Start at one hip and wrap the tape measure around your rear, around the other hip, and back to where you started. Make sure the tape is over the largest part of your buttocks. Because making sure the tape is level back there can be hard, try to do it in front of a mirror.