Where is the Hip Measurement Taken?
AppNote Number: ANIN0103
Hip (sometimes it is also called Full Hip) is the fullest part of the hip. You will find it between abdomen and crotch. Usually, it is where the buttocks protrude the most. Measure the hip circumference close to the skin.
Some pattern-making or health/fitness related sources use the designation "hip" for other position at the lower part of the torso. Some also called abdomen as "high hip" or "upper hip", or just "hip'. Please take note of our definition of "hip" is not at the abdomen level, but at the fullest part between abdomen and crotch.