Take the measurement around the fullest part of your bust. Make sure the tape is comfortably around the bust. Measure loosely, but make sure the tape does not slip down your back.
Wrap measuring tape around your waist, snug, but not tight. This is your waist measurement.
Wrap measuring tape around your hip, snug, but not tight. This is your hip measurement.
To get your torso measurement, hold the beginning of the measuring tape on your shoulder, loop the tape through your legs and back to the shoulder.
Measuring your bust will help determine the best lingerie size for you.
The fullest part of your hips is usually about 8" below your natural waist (this may fluctuate from 6" to 9" depending on your height.
The torso measurement is especially important when trying to find your size in bodysuits and teddies.
To find your natural waist, bend at the side and see where your body indents. That is your natural waist.