Most women already have a general idea of their sizing, but because sizes vary from label to label, it’s always best to have current measurements on hand to compare against company sizing.
If you haven’t had your measurements taken, doing so yourself is easy – it only requires a measuring tape. You can also find out how to identify what’s right for you by body and by dress.
Getting Your Body Measurements
Make sure that the tape is level and not too tight or too loose. For accurate sizing, measure yourself in your undergarments, not over your clothes.
For the perfect fit, wear a well-fitting, non-padded bra while measuring.
One of the most common shapewear fouls women commit is going down in size for extra control and firmness. In theory this might make sense, but the reality is uncomfortable clothing that chafes and refuses to stay in place.
To improve the fit of your clothing, find out what works best for your body.