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How to measure your body for pants

You probably faced this before: going online to shop for your clothes but are not sure what size to buy.
Fret not, let us help you by sharing with you how you can measure your own body so that you can get the right size for the pants whilst shopping online from TaoBao, ASOS, Zalora and even Lazada!

How to Measure Your Body: Dress Pants

Waist
Run the measuring tape around your waist where your pants waistband going to be and keep it snug. The measuring tape should be parallel to the ground.

Hips
Measure the area in between your waist and bum and keep it snug. Make sure that your pockets are empty.

Bum
Measure around the widest part of your bum area and keep it snug. Make sure that your pockets are empty.

Crotch
Place the starting end of the measuring tape on the middle of your waistband (right above the zip) and alight with it. Run the measuring tape across your crotch and between your legs to the middle of your back on the waist. Make sure it is snug.

Thigh
Measure around the widest part of the area. The measuring tape should be parallel to the ground. Make sure that your pockets are empty.

Calf
Measure around the widest part of the area. The measuring tape should be parallel to the ground. Make sure that your pockets are empty.

Pants Length
For pants, place one end of the measuring tape on the point where you measure your waist (on your side) and run the measuring tape down to your sole.

For shorts, place one end of the measuring tape on the point where you measure your waist (on your side) and run the measuring tape down to the midpoint of your kneecap.

Hem
Measure your ankle around the anklebone. Hold the measuring tape to your skin, but do not squeeze your ankle.