How To Take Female Modeling Measurements

How Many Inches Are Your Bust, Waist and Hips? You Should Know! Are you 34-24-34 ? If you are not sure, read these tips for how to take female modeling measurements and you’ll have the info when a model agency asks you.

As if you didn’t know these are perfect measurements for new female models and you should know what yours are.

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What Size Model Are You?

OK, get out the tape measure. Here are some modeling tips for women or female teens on how to take female body measurements in inches.

There are many different types of model jobs so one major thing that all models should know by heart is their most commonly asked for female measurements, which are bust, waist and hip.

Why Do You Need to Measure Yourself?

No matter if you are applying to an international model agency or a local management company, they will most likely want to get your statistics which includes:

  • measurements
  • dress size
  • shoe size etc.

Knowing how to give your exact size is a critical issue for anyone who wants to pursue a career in modeling.

Tools Needed to Help You Give Accurate Female Modeling Measurements

Tape Measure

A measuring tape that is specifically used for sewing and that you can wrap around yourself is required for taking female measurements. In order to get accurate measurements, it’s best to have someone to do the measuring for you.

Your friend would probably be glad to do this for you or a professional seamstress usually will do this many times at no extra cost.

Do I Wear Clothes When Taking Body Measurements?

female modeling measurements

female modeling measurements

Don’t get all stressed out about someone else taking your model measurements, because you do not have to be naked. By wearing a regular bra and underwear, you will be able to get more accurate measurements.

About the Model Agencies

Top modeling agencies have rules and certain modeling requirements to be a model and these include submitting your body type and measurements.

Most of the time, a modeling agency will want your full measurements taken by one of their staff. So if you would like, you can take along a bathing suit to wear during this time.

Remember, it is important to always stand when taking your measurements.

How to Take Your Female Modeling Measurements

Measuring Bust Size ( Bra Size )

In order to get your correct bust measurement, keep your arms down. Measure across the fullest part of your bust, under your arms and across shoulder blades.

Be sure to keep the measuring tape straight across back without pulling it tight.

Waist Size Measurements For Girl Models

Take your correct waist measurement by wrapping the tape naturally loose around the smallest circumference of the abdomen.

Hip Measurements

To get your hip measurements, stand with your feet together. Wrap the tape measure around the fullest part of your hips. Keep tape straight and snug, but not too tight.

Model Measurement Sizes Required By Job Types

What Size Is A Female Model?

The ideal body measurements wanted in the modeling industry are, of course, 34-24-34, but everyone can’t be that lucky. Here are a few measurements required for a successful model.

A. Female Body Type For Catalog Modeling

  • Bust 32″-34″
  • Waist 24″-26″
  • Hips 33″-35″

B. Body Measurement For A Catwalk Model ( Or Runway Modeling )

  • Bust 32″-36″
  • Waist 22″-26″
  • Hips 33″-35″

C. Bust, Waist And Hip Sizes Of Lingerie Models

  • Bust 32″-35″ C cup
  • Waist 22″-26″
  • Hips 33″-35″

Now Tell The Truth – What Size Are You?

Just remember to always be truthful about your measurements. You may find yourself looking for another career if you show up for a photo shoot and you aren’t the size the agency is expecting.

Now, take your body measurements for runway, glamour or fashion modeling, put together some pictures, and start contacting talent management companies ! The first thing you have to get is to get going!

Whether you want to become a high fashion model, do commercial or catalog work, Bob Pardue can help with his female modeling tutorials online or you can read his book about how to model now available on Amazon Kindle.

You’ll find this educational book very informative. I think you can learn to get yourself into the industry with these valuable modeling tips and advice so do something toward your dream now.

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