Measurement Manual to help you take your best measurements.

1. Neck
The neck measurement is taken around the base of the neck with the tape resting on your shoulders. You should put one finger between the tape and the neck if you want to allow for some extra room.

2. Dart Point
Measure from the nape to the centre of your one bust.

3. Above Bust
Measure around the body above your bust

4. Bust
Measure the circumference around the fullest part of the bust. Make sure the tape measure doesn’t drop at the back.

5. Under Bust
Measure the circumference directly under the bust.

6. Normal Waist
Measure the circumference of your waist. Use the tape to circle your waist (sort of like a belt would) at your natural waistline, which is located above your belly button and below your rib cage. (If you bend to the side, the crease that forms is your natural waistline.) Don’t suck in your stomach, or you’ll get a false measurement.

7. Low Waist
Measure the circumference around your upper hips, approx. 10cm below the natural waist ribbon on top of your hip bones.

8. Hips
The hip measurement is taken as a circumference measurement around your hips at the widest part.

9. Thighs
Measure the circumference of the fullest part of your thigh. Wrap the tape measure around your thigh from front to back and then around to the front.

10. Knee
Measure the circumference of knee at the fullest point by bending the knee a little bit

11. Calf
Measure the circumference around your calf at its widest point

12. Ankle
Wrap the tape measure horizontally around the narrowest part of the ankle. The tape measure should be snug but not too tight or too loose.

13. Front neck depth
For the neck, start from the top of the shoulder, that is your neck joint, and measure till your cleavage, to the point where you want your blouse neck to end

14. Back neck depth
For the back, measure from the neck joint to the centre of your back and choose how deep you would like the back neck drop to be.

15. Shoulder
Think of a line going from your armpit straight upwards to your shoulder. Measure between those two points and hold the tape measure straight.

16. Extended Sleeves
With arm relaxed at your side, place your measuring tape, begin at the middle of the upper back, slightly below the nape of your neck. Measure the length from the middle of the upper back to the stitching located at the shoulder to the desired sleeve length. It is approximately 2-3 inches from the shoulder point.

17. Short Sleeves
With arm relaxed at your side, measure from the end of your shoulder at the top of your arm to approximately 4-6 inches or where you would like the sleeve to end.

18. Half sleeves
With arm relaxed at your side, measure from the end of your shoulder at the top of your arm to just above the elbow (approx. 2 inches) or where you would like the sleeve to end. Always bend the elbow when measuring.

19. Three Quarter sleeves
With arm relaxed at your side, measure from the end of your shoulder at the top of your arm to just below the elbow (approx. 5 inches) or where you would like the sleeve to end. Always bend the elbow when measuring.

20. Full Sleeves
With arm relaxed at your side, measure from the end of your shoulder at the top of your arm to just before the wrist bone or where you would like the sleeve to end. Always bend the elbow when measuring.

21. In-seam
This is the distance from the uppermost inner part of your thigh to the bottom of your ankle

22. Trouser/Churidaar length
With standing straight, measure in a straight line along the outside of your leg from your trouser waist to your ankle for churidaar & till the floor/ desired length for trousers.

23. Lehenga Length

23.1 Side length:
With standing straight, measure in a straight line along the outside of your leg from your lehenga waist to the desired length. This waist point should be higher than the low waist point in the front (below the navel).
23.2 Front length:
With standing straight, measure in a straight line along the centre front from your lehenga waist to the desired length. This waist point should be lower (below the navel) than the side waist point in the front.
23.3 Back length:
With standing straight, measure in a straight line along the centre back from your lehenga waist to the desired length.
23.4 Always ask for the measurement of the heels to add to the lehenga length.

24. Armhole
Measure from the top of the shoulder, down the front of the shoulder, under the armpit, and up the back of the shoulder.

Some guidelines when taking measurements

How To Measure
For best results measure over your undergarments and let someone else measure it.

Chest:
Measure the fullest part of your chest, keeping the tape level.

Natural Waist:
Measure your natural waist where your torso is the smallest.

Hips:
Stand with the heels and measure the fullest part of your hips. (approx. 8'' below natural waist).

Pants/Skirt Length:
Measure from where you want your pants/skirts to sit. Consider heels when measuring.

NOTE- Need all measurements in inches.