How to Measure
Use a fabric measuring tape, You can also ask to be measured the next time you are in a lingerie store a department store's intimates section.
*Always remember to measure the correct part of your waist. Where would you like your waistbeads to hang? They typically fall below the navel, right above the hips.*
1) Remove or raise any layers of clothing blocking your waist.
2) Take your measurement. Stand up straight, hold the tape measure behind you, and bring it around your waist to meet at your navel. The tape should be parallel to the floor and fit snugly around your torso without digging into your skin.
3) Read the tape. Look at the place on the tape where zero end meets the other end of the tape measure. The location of this meeting point is your waist measurement.
4) Double-check your measurement. Repeat the measurement once more to ensure the accuracy of your original measurement.