Can you use a tape measure to measure yourself?

Are you tired of guessing your size every time you order clothes online? Do you want to know how to measure yourself accurately without having someone else do it for you? Look no further, my friend! In this article, we will explore the practicality and hilarity of measuring oneself with a tape measure.

What is a Tape Measure?

First off, let’s get back to basics – what even is a tape measure? A tape measure or measuring tape is used in various industries – from construction to fashion – that has markings on its surface indicating inches or centimeters. There are different types available depending on your needs including retractable, self-locking and digital ones.

The Pros and Cons

Using a tape measure may seem like an easy solution but there are pros and cons that come along with it. Let’s take a closer look:


  • Saves money: Gone are those days when people had threads tied around their waist as makeshift instruments of measurement or hired tailors frequently.
  • You’re in charge: Unlike getting measured by another person who can botch things up unintentionally since one hand isn’t necessarily steady while being measured.
  • Time efficient: With so many web stores at our fingertips now purchasing items online is done from anywhere which makes getting accurate measurements more important than ever


  • Not all body parts can be easily accessed: Measuring certain areas such as lower backs proves difficult whereas another pair of hands would relieve any issues encountered
  • Errors could occur due to inaccurate placement angles; i.e., not placing said tool parallel with the ground which could lead overall wrong documentation

Now that we’ve laid out the pros & cons let’s dive deeper down the rabbit hole.

How To Use A Tape Measure On Oneself Correctly

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Step 1: Gather the Necessary Equipment

Before you can begin measuring yourself, make sure you have everything you need! In this case – a soft (cloth) tape measure and possibly safety pins or clips to aid in keeping the ends together whilst measuring.

Step 2: Find the Right Spot

The first step is to determine where on your body you want to measure. While there are a variety of different ways that people use tape measures, some common spots include:

  • Chest
  • Waist
  • Hip
  • Legs

Ensure that whatever article of clothing worn doesn’t interfere with measurements causing unpredicted results.

Step 3: Stand Up Straight and Relax Mates

It’s time for the fun part now; breeze through laughs as friends gatecrash into friend’s personal space 🤣. Ready? Stand straight like most would do during national anthems except holding their heads high and place one end of your tape measure at the spot above-discussed body part (e.g., hip bones) ensuring nothing interferes).

Once secured correctly around area suggested earlier take note off reading ensuring accuracy isn’t comprised.Breathe in deeply & relax.

Trust us, it makes a difference!

For instance if we are doing waist measurement ‘stand up straight’, stand relaxed stretch out chest by breathing deep thus insuring accurate outcome.\

The Common Measurements

Believe it or not obtaining precise dimensions isn’t rocket-science.To save oneself further headache I’ll provide examples of areas commonly measured below rather than spending x amount on discovering them.

Chest Measurement

While standing upright, raise both arms sideways directly parallel to shoulder line almost mimicking airplane mode . Hold said position while partner/family member takes the reading across width-wise over fullest section of bust. This should be done without compressing said section; breathe naturally to allow for maximum accuracy.

Waist Measurement

Wrap the soft tape in a similar a bundle around stomach area just above belly button, suitably snug enough but without inducing discomfort during breathing removing any articles that could hinder precise results.

Hip Measurement

Whilst ideally, it would be useful to have another party present at this point if seeing ourselves checking out isn’t concerning stretch out one leg without bending or locking knees allowing partner/ self to measure straight with soft tape around widest end of hips.

With these simple steps and guidelines provided one can easily perform unaided measurements with limited setbacks using soft tapes tailored specifically for such purposes.


So there you have it folks – measuring yourself with a tape measure is both feasible and hilarious! Whether you are taking your own measurements or roping in your friends/ family members its feasibly achievable in our current digital era.

Tip: Calligraphy handwriting adding fun diagrams heighten amusement levels when documenting dimensions

We hope this article helped clarify how one can obtain accurate results independently which impede unnecessary confusion while purchasing clothing online among others especially males shopping for their significant other 💡!

Fair warning though; too many attempts might lead to cabin fever so take moment’s break and do some ‘air-squat’ exercises after completing tasks before resuming activities 😂

Cheers guys…Till next time!

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