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How to Measure Yourself for a Bikini!

Over Bust
Measure around the back with the tape measure meeting at the front. Make sure the tape measure slips under the arms and above the chest. Make sure the tape measure is parallel to the floor in the back. Hold tape measure snugly without it digging in. EXHALE!

over bust
Measure over the fullest part of the breast using the nipples as guides. Make sure the tape measure is straight across the back. Take measurement snugly enough that the tape measure doesn't slip off the back

EXHALE WHEN TAKING MEASUREMENT- this is critical as then there can be a discrepancy of about 3 inches! Measures around the back and under the breast (RIBCAGE) pull snugly. This is where your bra band sits.

Cross Breast
Measure from where the breast begins (in the cleavage area) to where it ends, towards the arm pit (usually from center wire across nipple to outer wire). Measure this distance across the fullest part of the breast, usually at the level of the nipple. If your breast is firm and perky you can measure while standing up. If your breast is large or droopy the measurement is more accurate while you are lying down. Wear your best non padded UNDERWIRE bra.

cross breast
Measure at the smallest part of the waist (To find your true waist, place a piece of string around your torso parallel to the floor and tie it snugly but not too tight. It will naturally fall to your narrowest point)

Suit Line
Looking in the mirror find the area between your waist and seat that is the fullest. (Usually (3-4) inches below your natural waist line)With heels together measure around the fullest part. This may be at your hip bone or at the fullest part of your abdomen. The placement will also vary for each person depending on your shape. Make sure that the tape is level all the way around and doesn't rise or dip in the front or back

suit linesuit line
Approximately (9) inches below the natural waist This should be whatever part of your body is the widest. For some this may be around the lower stomach area. Keeping the tape parallel with the floor, pull it snugly, but not too tight. Make sure the tape is level all the way around, and doesn't rise or dip in the front and doesn't rise above your buttocks in the back. USUALLY THE WIDEST MEASUREMENT

Crotch Height
The best way to do this is standing in front of a mirror wearing jeans. Measure only in the front (START WHERE THE CROTCH SEAM IS ON YOU JEANS) pull tape measure upwards towards the waist. Take your desired height measurement. We do not need your total height all the way to the waist but where you would like the top part of the bottoms to end. Do this both front and back make sure you start from the same place on crotch

crotch height
One Piece Body Length
For all one piece styles measure from your RIBCAGE or under bust to where your crotch starts to disappear. You should not curve your tape measure in-between your legs.

one piece body length
Neck Length
(Do this only if hooks are wanted) start measuring tape under the breast where you took the underbust measurement then pull tape towards the neck stopping at the spine

neck length