HOW TO MEASURE

When taking body measurements, it is important to be accurate in order to obtain a precise fit. Follow the video instructions to learn how to measure correctly each part of your body. On some points, you’ll need the help of another person.

1

HEIGHT

The distance measured vertically between the top of the head and the soles of the person's feet (without shoes) in an upright position, standing with feet together.

2

FINDING THE CORRECT WAIST POINT

Locate the protrusion of the Iliac crest bones, at the highest point of the pelvic girdle, by feeling the sides of the body with your fingers above the hips. Then tie a string horizontally (perfectly level) around the waist at these points.
Measure 'A', 'B', and 'H' using that string.

A

TORSO HEIGHT - NECK TO WAIST

To facilitate taking measurements, tie a string horizontally around the waist at the highest point of the Iliac crest bones, then measure down the spine from the most protruding bone at the base of the neck (the 7th vertebrae) to the waistline.

B

WAIST TO GROUND

The distance between the highest point of the iliac crest bone and the soles of the feet (without shoes), measured along the person's side while standing in an upright position.

C

NECK TO GROUND

The distance from the most protruding bone at the base of the neck (the 7th vertebrae) down to the the soles of the feet (without shoes), measured along the person's backside while standing in an upright position.

D

CROTCH TO GROUND

The distance between the lowest point of the trunk and the soles of the feet (without shoes), measured perpendicular to the ground, with the person standing straight, feet shoulder width apart, and the weight of the body evenly distributed on the two legs.

E

CHEST CIRCUMFERENCE

The measurement of the chest in its maximum extension during normal breathing, measured with the person standing, passing the measuring tape horizontally around the torso over the scapula bones (the shoulder blades) and just under the armpits.

F

CHEST WIDTH

The distance measured horizontally along the chest - following the curvature of the body, from the attachment of the right arm to the attachment of the left arm, keeping the arms relaxed on the person's sides.

G

BACK WIDTH

The distance measured horizontally along the back - following the curvature of the body, above the shoulder blades, from the attachment of the right arm to the attachment of the left arm, keeping the arms relaxed on the person's sides.

H

WAIST CIRCUMFERENCE

The circumference measured horizontally around the waist, just above the highest point of each of the iliac crest bones, during normal breathing, on the person standing, with a relaxed abdomen.

I

HIP CIRCUMFERENCE

The measurement taken horizontally around the hips, at the most protruding part of the buttocks (the peak when viewed from the side), or the most protruding part of the hips if more pronounced than buttocks.

J

THIGH CIRCUMFERENCE

The measurement of the thigh taken horizontally at the point of maximum circumference, just below the trunk.

K

KNEE CIRCUMFERENCE

The maximum measurement detected by passing the centimeter tape horizontally around the knee, at the height of the center of the patella.

L

CALF CIRCUMFERENCE

The circumference measured horizontally around the calf, at the point of maximum circumference.

M

ANKLE CIRCUMFERENCE

The maximum circumference of the ankle, measured about 3cm above the malleolus.

N

SHOULDER WIDTH

The maximum distance measured along the back, which goes from the right humerus to the left humerus (the most protruding bones of the shoulder), measured in a straight line not following the curvature of the back.

O

ARMHOLE CIRCUMFERENCE

The measurement obtained by passing the centimeter tape vertically around the shoulder, passing under the armpit, and over the top of the most protruding bones of the shoulder.

P

SLEEVE LENGTH FROM SHOULDER (ARM STRAIGHT)

The distance from the most protruding point of the shoulder to the wrist (on the end of the Ulna bone), measured with the arm relaxed at the person's side.

Q

FROM MIDDLE OF BACK TO CENTRE OF ELBOW (BENT ARM)

The distance from the centre of the back (spine) to the end of the elbow, keeping the arm bent and raised at shoulder height.

R

FROM CENTRE OF ELBOW TO WRIST (BENT ARM)

The distance measured from the end of the elbow to the wrist (at the Ulna bone protrusion), keeping the arm bent and raised at shoulder height.

S

NECK CIRCUMFERENCE

The circumference measured at 2 cm below the Adam's apple in the front, and at the 7th cervical vertebra in the back (i.e. NOT horizontally).

T

MUSCLE CIRCUMFERENCE

The circumference measured on the bicep while flexed in the typical bicep flex position.

U

ELBOW CIRCUMFERENCE

The measurement is obtained by passing the tape horizontally around the elbow (and over the elbow bone) with the arm relaxed at the person's side.

V

FOREARM CIRCUMFERENCE

The circumference measured around the forearm muscle, at the point of maximum circumference while flexed (as done in the bicep flex position) with the fist clenched and rotates 180 degrees (away from head).

W

WRIST CIRCUMFERENCE

The maximum circumference of the wrist, measured at the most exposed bone (at the Ulna bone protrusion).

X

BREAST CIRCUMFERENCE

The maximum circumference of the chest, measured on the breast, in an upright position during normal breathing. The tape should be positioned under the armpits and around the scapula bones (shoulder blades), and then placed over the maximum projection of the breast (i.e. NOT horizontally).

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