Size & Measurements

How To Take Accurate Body Measurements

When shopping for clothes online, it can be difficult to know what size to order. To ensure that you get the right fit, it's important to take accurate measurements of your body. Here are some tips on how to do that:

  1. Measure your bust: Measure around the fullest part of your bust, ensuring the tape measure is level and not too tight.

  2. Measure your waist: Measure around the smallest part of your waist, typically just above your belly button.

  3. Measure your hips: Measure around the fullest part of your hips, ensuring the tape measure is level.

  4. Measure your inseam: Measure from the inside of your leg, from your ankle to the top of your thigh.

  5. Record your measurements: Write down your measurements so you can refer to them when shopping online.

It's also important to check the size chart provided on each product page for specific details on the sizing and fit of the item. At Lavielente fashion, we provide detailed size chart on each product page to help you make the best choice. By comparing your own measurements to the size chart, you can get a better idea of what size will fit you best.


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Pull the tape around the middle, coming from the back to the front. It should sit at the base of the neck above the collar bone.

To measure your bust, bring the tape around your back and around to the front. Pull it around the apex (or fullest) point of your bust. It should be aligned parallel to the floor, making a straight, horizontal line across both your front and back. If you have someone to help, you record the measurement at the front with your hand down at your sides.


To measure your waist, don't measure where your pants finish - this is not your natural waist! Your waist is the smallest part of your torso and right underneath your rib cage near your belly button. Make sure the tape is even across the front and back and parallel to the floor.

To measure the hips, keep this in mind: it is not where the top of your hip bone is, it is actually around the largest part of your hip area.


Front: Start measuring from the side base of your neck, at the top shoulder line, and going down towards your waist level passing over your bust point. Try to keep the tape as straight as possible. To measure bust depth, use the same starting point on the shoulder as your front waist length, measuring down to the apex of your bust point. Back: This one is definitely a two person job, so call a friend and have them measure from the nape of the neck, down your spine and to your waist. To measure the back width, measure horizontally between your arm attachment points (underarm).


This is your shoulder seam length. Measure from the base of your neck right in the middle of your shoulder (from a bird's eye view) and along to the tip of your shoulder. If you have trouble determining your shoulder tip, find a garment in your closet that fits well and has a collar and sleeve. Then measure the shoulder length of the garment.
To measure under the arm, wrap your measuring tape around the fullest part of your arm above your elbow.


Have your arm just slightly bent, and measure from the tip of your shoulder over the elbow to your wrist line. You will also need a friend for this measurement.