We'll show you how to measure your body to help you order the right size. We'll also provide expert advice on choosing flattering styles.
To make sure your measurements are precise:
Stand with normal posture, barefoot, on a level floor. If your height is 5'4" or under, you're a candidate for petite sizes.
Measure around the fullest area, with the tape measure parallel to the floor.
Hold the tape measure around your waist where it feels most natural (the tape measure might not be strictly parallel to the floor).
Measure around the higher part of your hip; about 4" or so below your natural waist, but above the low hip.
Measure around the fullest part of your hip; about 8" or so below your natural waist, before the thigh begins narrowing in again.
Measure from the top of the inner thigh to the top of the ankle.
For shoes, order your normal size. For heel heights, measure from the center back of the heel. For belts, order the same size as your pants or skirt; if you're between sizes, order the next size up.