Knowing your waist size is not only good for getting a blouse altered or tailored. It’s also an indicator of some significant health concerns like high blood pressure and diabetes.
We'll get more into this later in the post, so for now, let's see how to accurately measure your waist size.
Where to Measure Waist Size
We use the word waist to refer to the general torso area. But to accurately and consistently take this measurement, we need to measure a particular line.
As with hip measurement, most online sources will tell you that you should measure the narrowest part of your torso. That, again, ignores different body shapes and can also be a little ableist.
The waistline lies right between your hip bones and rib cage. That means it should be an inch above the belly button.
Remove any loose clothing and stand with your back straight.
Wrap the measuring tape around your abdomen.
Take a breath in and out and make sure the tape doesn’t dig into your skin or create a bump.
Turn around in front of the mirror and make sure it’s perfectly horizontal and twist-free
Read the number on the meeting point of the tape’s ends.