How to measure your true waist

How to Measure Your Waist
  1. Start at the top of your hip bone, then bring the tape measure all the way around your body, level with your belly button.
  2. Make sure it's not too tight and that it's straight, even at the back. Don't hold your breath while measuring.
  3. Check the number on the tape measure right after you exhale.
  4. Another tip is to bend on one side to find the natural crease. Straighten and measure at this point. 
  5. Always double measure, and don't pull the tape too tight, this will give you a smaller number and metal does NOT stretch, so if you order based on a measurement pulled too tight it will be too small. 
  6. If you don't have a soft measuring tape, you can take a piece of string, mark the string where your waist measurement would be and use a ruler to measure the string.