Measurements should be taken in inches. With the dancer standing with their shoulders back hold the measuring tape taut against the dancer. As a point of reference the natural waist is located at the thinnest point of the dancer between the chest and hip and the dropped waist is at the top of the hip bone. Measurements at hips are taken at the widest point of the hip and bum. When measuring from the neck to any point please ensure that the measurement begins at the base of the neck. While the pictures provided may be used as a reference point please realise that all bodies are different, which is why we ask for photos of your dancer to ensure a proper fitting garment.