Advice 1: How to measure waist

To measure the waist is quite useful, and especially to do it regularly. After all, exceeding the medical standards inches at the waist (not meant model 60 cm) can be a signal for a possible occurrence of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity. And what can we say about the need to measure the waist for a precise selection of clothes and lingerie. How to do it?
You will need
  • - the tape;
  • or
  • rope and line.
Remove the clothes that they do not create extra volume. Should not be measured in spanx or tights, otherwise you will get distorted results.
Find your natural waist level. It is located between the lowest point of the ribs and the uppermost bone of the hip joint. The waist is fairly easy to determine by putting your hands on your hips. The correct volume is measured at the narrowest point of the figure, if you look at yourself directly. In people whose weight is close to normal, the waist is at the navel. People who are overweight can find it at the level of the elbows, straighten the arms along the body.
Wrap the measuring tape around your waist. During the measurement, hold the inch strictly parallel to the floor.
Stand up, relax your belly, breathe out, do not strain the press and do not bend. Do not tighten centimeter of your stomach, but don't loosen the ribbon to SAG. It should fit snugly to your waist. Make metering.
Remove the centimeter and record your results.

Advice 2: How to measure waist

Without accurate determination of size difficult to buy or sew something perfectly sitting on the figure. Waist size is not constant because it is affected by any changes in nutrition, physical exertion or condition of health.
Measure waist recommended without underwear, especially if you want to buy tight formfitting jeans or a skirt. It is also better to remove the high-heeled shoes, to have your natural posture.
For measurements more convenient to use centimeters. Well, if it will be marked with two scales – centimeters and inches. So you can see for Russian and imported items. But if the cm was not there, do not worry – we can take any rigid tape or string, wrap it around your waist and mark the length. Then measure it with any ruler.
Sometimes the position of waist is determined based on the position of the navel. If you have a slim waistline and navel on the level is about halfway between the edge of the hip bones and lower ribs, then you can measure there. But keep in mind that the position of the waist of the person depends on its anatomical structure, and it can be slightly above or below. More correctly measure the waist at the narrowest point.
The bottleneck in most cases, can visually identify. Stand in front of a mirror, straighten up, and you will see where to place the measuring tape. Just try that it is parallel to the floor.
Pull the stomach in conducting the measurements do not need to, because your task is to determine the correct size and not to deceive their own vision or ego. The tape should lie closely, but don't crash into the body. It is necessary, that it could fit two fingers.
To determine the exact location of the waist is also using thin elastic. Tie it on the belt, walk a little, bend. And soon it will be where you need it. If you measure the waist in men with bulky abdomen, place a tape measure approximately three centimetres above the edge of the femur, and ahead – at the most protruding point of the abdomen. Tight to pull the tape impossible. This measurement is suitable for the purchase of jackets and coats. If you need to determine the size of the pants, measure the waist at waist level.
Measure waist possible and existing, well-fitting for yourself. To do this, take your favorite pants or skirt, put them in front of him on the table, the pre-buttoned the button, and measure the belt. Tape attach between the extreme points at the bottom of the belt through the button. The result of the measurement, multiply by two. This will be the waist.
When buying jeans know your size of waist is particularly important. On the label it is indicated with a letter "W". If you already know Russian, waist size, subtract from it the number 16 and get the number that we need to look for on the label. For example, if you wear a size 48 pants, you need to buy jeans with a waist size 32. Of course, this is the case, if you like loose-fitting or tight jeans. But if you need to, so they sit you in a slinky, from the numbers that you have measured, subtract one. In your case, look for jeans with a waist size 31.
If a man has a waist circumference more than 102 cm and in women more than 89 cm should take care of their health. The amount of fat in the abdominal cavity exceeds the permissible limits.

The exact size of clothes by measuring only the waist is difficult to determine. In the standard tables of clothing this value is considered conditional. For example, the size 46 fits waist size from 67 to 71 cm, hips 96-100. But hip or waist can be much wider than an averaged parameters. Then the 46 size will be just small or big for you.
Useful advice
If there is no cm at hand, the waist you can measure with an ordinary rope or thick thread. Wrap the rope around your waist, make a mark with a pen or cut. Folded it several times and measure with a ruler, then multiply the result by the number of plies of rope.
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