Don’t you worry! Many of us are different sizes for our top and bottom! When buying an item you should pay most attention to the area where it will be most fitted to your body. e.g. bust for tops and dresses, waist for skirts and shorts and hips for leggings!
Take off your clothes. You can leave on thin underwear and still obtain an accurate measurement. When taking measurements you will need a measuring tape (use a soft tape, not a metal one) and a mirror that will help you ensure the tape is level and not twisted. When you measure yourself, make sure the tape is level and neither too tight nor too loose. Also remember that all measurements should be done on your bare skin, otherwise the measurement might not be accurate as some clothes can affect your natural body shape.
Place measuring tape around the widest part of your bust (under your armpits, around your shoulder blades, and back to the front). Make sure the tape does not slip down at the back, or squash you.
Place the tape at your natural waistline, which is located below the bottom of your ribs and above your hip bones (it feels like the smallest part of your torso). Don’t suck in your stomach, or you’ll get a false measurement.
Place tape measure around the widest part of your bottom (between your hips and thighs). Making sure the tape is level back there can be hard, so try to do it in front of a mirror.
Locate the widest part of your upper leg and place measuring tape around it.
Place tape measure at the top of the inside of your thigh and measure down to the bottom of your ankle (it’s hard to do yourself, so you can try to get help for this one).