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You may leave some measurement that are only needed for specific outfits.
Make sure you measure carefully and double check with it. It is a good idea
to have someone else measure you.
Please keep in mind that you should be wearing normal clothes or undergarments.
Jeans and heavy blouses are not recommended while being measured. Lay the
tape measure flat against the skin; don't pull it too tight, nor let it
1. Neck Circumference
[Back to top] Measure round your neck in inches.
Let the tape measure rest on your clavicle.
2. Cross Shoulder [Back
to top] The horizontal width measurement from shoulder point to
shoulder point. Take measurement at back shoulder.
3. Bust/Chest Circumference
[Back to top] Place tape measure round your chest
at the fullest expanse of the bust.
4. Sleeve Length [Back
to top] Measure from the top of your shoulder to your wrist.
5. Bicep [Back to
top] Pace tape measure round your widest muscle of arm.
6. Armhole [Back
to top] Lift the arm a little and bend the elbow slightly - measure
around the armhole loosely so that it will not bind when the arm is lifted
up and down.
7. Head Circumference
[Back to top] Place tape measure round the head.
This measurement is required for high necks or stand collars.
8. Shirt Length [Back
to top] Measure from shoulder to over bust and down to as long as
you want. Usually down to bellybutton or slightly above the knee cap recommended
for Shalwar Kameez and Trouser Suits.
9. Neck to Bust Point
[Back to top] Place tape measure to the point where
neck is starting to the bust point.
10. Bust Point to Bust Point
[Back to top] |Place tape measure from bust point
to bust point.
11. Shirt Waist [Back
to top] Place tape measure round the natural waistline.
12. Central back neck
[Back to top] Place tape measure to centre of the
back neck to the point you require the depth.
13. Trouser Waist Circumference
[Back to top] Place tape measure round the trouser
14. Hip Circumference
[Back to top] The circumference along the horizontal
line at the widest point of the hip across the fullest part of the buttocks
and over the end of the thigh bone.
15. Crotch [Back
to top] Trouser waist to joined of the leg. You can also take crotch
depth by sitting down on a flat hard chair. Take the measurement on the
side from the waist to the chair.
16. Thigh Circumference
[Back to top] Take thigh circumference round the
widest part of the leg. High up on the leg, just below the crotch.
17. Knee Circumference
[Back to top] Measure around the knee little loosely.
18. Calf Circumference
[Back to top] Measure the girth around the largest
part of the calf.
19. Trouser Length [Back
to top] Measure as outer length of trouser including waistband.
This is the length from top of where you wear your trouser at the waist
down till where the trouser hem skims your feet.
20. Trouser Inseam [Back
to top] Take inseam measurement from the crotch, where two legs
join, to bottom of the leg.
21. Trouser Waist to Knee
[Back to top] Place tape measure to the trouser waist
until knee cap. This measurement is usually required for ghararas, fishtail
and mermaid cuts.
22. Trouser Cuffs [Back
to top] The round area on the bottoms of trouser legs.