(There’s no specific order on what to measure first, as long as you get all measurements down)
The bust is not necessarily your bra size. Make sure to wrap the measuring tape around your fullest part of your bust. Also keep the measuring tape as parallel to the ground as possible and measure under your arms, not around them.
Your natural, slimmest part is about 1 inch above your belly button. Do not wrap the measuring tape to tight in order to allow for breathing space. You do not want your dress suffocating you!
Can’t seem to find your natural waist?
Bend over to one side, where your side creases is where your natural waist is at.
For this step, you can get some help for accurate measurements. Make sure your barefooted. Measure from the top of your head to the floor.
Make sure that you’re not only measuring the front side, wrap the tape all around at the fullest part of your hips. Your hips are usually 7 inches below the natural waist
Things to consider:
When shopping online be sure to check out the online website’s measurement chart so you can have better understanding of what size suit you better.
Some websites encourage you to be barefoot and will add on about 5cm of your height, just in case you’re wearing heels.
Depending on the style of your dress there will be different kinds of measurements that may be needed.