Cards on the table, this isn't the most exciting article we've ever published. In the tasty and exotic smörgåsbord of fashion, learning to measure yourself accurately is firmly in 'eat your greens' territory. Necessary, sure, but sometimes more of a chore than a pleasure. 

But you know what's absolutely not a chore? Wearing perfectly fitting clothes that feel as comfortable as wearing nothing at all and look as flattering as if they'd been cut to size by your own personal tailor. And there's only one way to achieve that (barring vast sums of money and/or an exhibitionist streak) – grab yourself a tape measure (and, ideally, a willing friend), watch the below video and match your vital statistics to our size guide before your next shopping spree.