| Naturalgur wrote:|
Here is a pic of how it actually works
I love this picture, it helps definitely show people the correct way to measure. However, it's a little deceitful, as it shows the belly button being at the smallest part of the waist. I don't know if that will ever be the case for anybody. THE BELLY BUTTON IS NOT YOUR WAIST MEASUREMENT.
Also, I see a lot of people measuring their hips at the widest point of their hips, but not including their butt. Which is fine, if you take a hip AND butt measurement. However, when models/actors/whoever posts their hip measurement, they use the measurement that includes their butt. It's a lot easier to picture someone's body type with the three simple measurements, rather than a bunch of other random ones from different parts of the same body area. It isn't WRONG to measure things such as just the hips, no butt, but generally when giving someone your measurements, you use the measurements that include the largest hip/butt measurement and the smallest waist measurement. I've had people argue this with me so much here, and I don't understand why.
I've also found that it's best to measure in front of the mirror so you can make sure the tape measure's straight. Can't tell you how many times a crooked tape measure has messed me up, especially when I was first getting used to taking measurements.