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Anthopometrical Points for Women's Body Measurements


  1. Neck point.
    7th Cervical Vertebra point. At removal of the measurements is as the most protruding point of the cervical vertebra.
  2. Neck base point.
    Point of the neck basis. A point on crossing of a line of a grasp of a neck with the vertical plane dissecting a humeral slope half-and-half.
  3. Juguar notch.
    A point in the centre of juguar notch.
  4. Humeral.
    A point on crossing upper-external edges of the scapula acromion with the vertical plane dissecting a humeral slope half-and-half.
  5. Nipple. Bust point.
    The most protruding point of the breast.
  6. Anterior axillary fold.
    he highest point of the arc formed by the anterior margin of the axilla with the arm lowered.
  7. Posterior axillary fold.
    The highest point of the arc formed by the posterior margin of the axilla with the arm lowered.
  8. Buttock.
    The most prominent point of the buttock.
  9. Point of the waist line height.
    Point on the most thinnest part of the lateral surface of the torso, between the lower rib and the crest of the ilium.
  10. Knee.
    The center of the patella (kneecap).
  11. Shoulder blade point.
    The most prominent point of the scapula.

Women's Body Measurements


Measurements for Size Definition According to GOST 17522-72

1. Height
Measure from head to floor.

2. Bust III
Around the biggest part of bust. The bust measurement is taken by placing a measuring tape over the back, underneath the arms and then over the highest point on the bust.

3. Hips
Measured horizontally at the widest part of the hips and across the buttock points.

Measurements for Patterns Calculation

* Full circumferences of the torso are divided by two: only half of the measurement is input into the programm.

4. Neck*
Measured above 7th vertebra point. Measuring tape is placed around the base of the neck and closed in front above the jugular notch.

5. Bust I*
Measuring tape is placed horizontally across the back. The top edge of the tape must touch back underarm points, then continue under arms.

6. Bust II*
The measuring tape is placed horizontally around the body over the bust points.

7. Waist*
Measured horizontally at the thinnest part of the torso.

8. Hips*
Measured horizontally at the widest part of the hips and across the buttock points.

9. Bust Height
Measured vertically from the neck base point to the nipple.

10. Front Length
This measurement is taken immediately after the Bust Height. It is taken from the neck base point, over the nipple and down to the waist level.

11. Chest Width*
Measured across the chest above the bust, between front underarm points.

12. Bust Separation*
Measured horizontally between the bust points.

13. Back Length
Measured vertically from the 7th vertebra point along the spine to the waist level. Before taking this measurement, a tape should be tied around the waist to mark the waist position.

14. Sholder Slope Back
The shortest distance between the point where the spine and waist lines cross to the shoulder point (Humeral).

15. Back Width*
Measured horizontally, the tape is placed over the shoulder blades between back underarm points.

16. Shoulder Blade Separation*
Measure horizontally the distance between the protruding shoulder blades' points.

17. Side Length
To take this measurement you will require a strip of paper about 5 cm wide and 70 cm long. Place the strip across back and under armpits. Make sure the shoulders are relaxed and down. Measure the distance between the top edge of paper strip and the waist level.

18. Torso Position
Measure by the two mutually perpendicular rulers across from the neck point up to the vertical plane, a tangent to the shoulder blades' points.

19. Shoulder Length
Measured from the neck base point to the shoulder point.

20. Arm Length
Measured on the outer side of the arm, from the shoulder point to the first thumb joint.

21. Arm Girth
Measured horizontally around the thickest part of the arm. The top edge of the tape touches back underarm point.

22. Wrist
Wrap the tape measure around the wrist.

23. Waist to Floor on Side
Place the start of the tape at the side of his waist level to the navel. Stretch the tape down the side of the leg until you reach the top of the heel on your customer's dress shoe.

24. Waist to Floor in Front
Measure from the center front waist point to the floor.

25. Waist to Knee
Measure from the waistline and straight down to the middle of the knee cap.

26. Knee Girth
When measuring ensure that the knee is bent (about 90 flexion), based on the central part of the patella and measure the circumference around the knee joint.

27. Grotch Depth
Crotch depth is sitting on a hard surface and measuring from the waist down to a surface.

28. Thigh
Thigh - circumference measure at the widest point.

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