How to measure Bust Measure under your armpits and around the fullest part of bust/ chest. Waist Measure around your waistline, where you normally wear your pants, with the measuring tape fitting comfortably around your body. For low-rise pants, measure 1 ½” below your natural waist. Hip Measure around the fullest part of your hips (place the tape below your natural waist and above your thighs), with the tape fitting comfortably around your body. For shoes All shoes are medium width. If only whole sizes are available and you normally wear half size, we recommend ordering the next size up.