size matters.

do you know your measurements? you should. last week i was ordering a bathing suit from an online shop that i'd never shopped at before. i'm typically an 8 but wasn't sure if their 8 was a normal 8, a small 8 or a big 8. so i took my measurements and added a note in my phone so i wouldn't forget.

use this handy dandy measurement guide to help you determine your numbers.

the most common measurements are bust, waist, & hips. pick up a measuring tape (you can get one pretty cheap at a fabric store), make sure the tape remains flat and measure (snug but not tight) as follows:

bust – measure around the fullest part of your bust while wearing a bra
waist – measure the narrowest part of your waist (a little above your belly button)
hips – measure the fullest part of your hips

you can also measure some of your best fitting clothes to get a sense of your appropriate measurements.

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