My grandma Doonie has been a seamstress for like 70 years. Every time I go home to Minneapolis, she drops little pearls of fashion/garment/shopping related wisdom. On a recent trip home, Doonie gave me these simple instructions on finding your natural waist.
How to Find Your Natural Waist
1. Bend your body to the side (left or right, doesn’t matter).
2. Feel for a crease/indentation/fold below your breast, but above the top of your hips (for those of us with love handles, the fold closest to the the top of your hips).
3. This fold is your natural waist.