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Welcome to Rackery! This guide provides instructions on how to measure yourself for dress sizes. Before you begin, you will need a cloth tape measure. You will also need to wear clothes that fit well. When taking the measurements, stand up straight with your weight evenly distributed—no slouching! Make sure the tape measure stays as parallel to the ground as possible. The tape should wrap around the area you are measuring comfortably, but not too loosely. The following three measurements are simple to take, but crucial to finding the best fitting clothes.

Measuring Your Bust

Place one end of the tape measure at the fullest part of your bust and wrap it around under your armpits. Keep in mind not to wear a padded bra as it could distort the measurement.

Measuring Your Waist

Measure the circumference of your waist at about navel level: above your hip bone, but below your ribs. Don’t suck in your stomach, or your measurement will be inaccurate.

Measuring Your Hips

Start at one hip and wrap the tape measure behind you to the other hip, and back around to the first hip. The tape should run over the widest part of your buttocks.

All done!

Once you have your measurements, simply enter them into your Rackery profile and start shopping!

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