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How to measure your waist properly?

Asked by Lynn , Last updated: Jul 27, 2021

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L. Sevigny

L. Sevigny

L. Sevigny
L. Sevigny, Doctor, Las Vegas

Answered Sep 16, 2020

Measuring your waist may not be something that people will do correctly, especially if they would like to have a smaller waist than what their current waistline is.

To properly measure, do the following:

• Use a tape measure that you can easily wrap around your waist.

• Place the tape measure around your waist just above your hipbones.

• Make sure that the tape measure is snug and is placed horizontally around your waist.

• Do not compress your skin, or you may end up with a measurement that is too small for your actual size.

• Measure your waist just after you breathe out.

• You can record the measurement which you can place in centimeters or inches.

With all of these things in mind, you will be able to get what you need.

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R. Barnes

R. Barnes

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R. Barnes
R. Barnes, Analyst, PhD, Clinton

Answered Sep 03, 2020

Properly measuring your waist can be a bit complicated if you do not know how to do it properly.

• Use a cloth measuring tape instead of a metal measuring tape.
• Placing the tape measure on your waist, which is above your belly button and below your ribs.
• Make sure not to suck in your stomach. Doing so will only give you a fake measurement.
• If in case you love wearing your clothes below the waist, consider this too when you are trying to take a measurement.

Once you have already gotten the right measurement, you can write it down so that you will not forget it. This can be your basis when you are purchasing new clothes that will not be too tight or too loose on you.

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Isabel Mathew

Isabel Mathew

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Isabel Mathew
Isabel Mathew, Software engineer, BS(Bachelor of Science), Austin,Texas

Answered Aug 27, 2020

Knowing the waist measurement can be important for many reasons, for it can help one keep track of their weight, as well as know the correct size for jeans.

The following steps can be taken to measure your waist.

• First, have measuring tape which will be used to find the waist measurement.

• Then, start the tape at the hip bone.

• Next, bring the tape all around the body

• When the tape is brought around, make sure that it is comfortable and be sure to not hold your breath

• Lastly, check the number on the tape, which will give you the waist measurement.

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