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Blouse Measurement

Bust

To measure your bust-line, wrap the measuring tape around the fullest part of your bust (the center line of your bust). Do not stretch the tape too tightly. Also, do not keep it very loose. Keep the wrapped tape snug, yet slightly loose. The obtained number in inches is the measurement of your bust-line.


DO NOT measure the top part or the lower part of your bust to record this measurement. Please take this measurement, only when you are wearing a well-fitting, regular bra underneath. Stand straight and normally, while taking your bust measurement.


The standard bust sizes available on Saree.com range from 32 inches to 42 inches. For any slight deviations, you can get in touch with our team at cs@saree.com. Major deviations in bust sizing are not possible, in most cases. Still, it doesn’t harm to check with our team representatives.

Lower Bust

To measure your lower bust area, wrap the measuring tape right around your chest, right under your breast area. This should give you the circumference of the area that’s right under your breast and above your natural waist. Do not stretch the tape too tightly, or keep it very loose. Keep the wrapped tape snug. The obtained number in inches is the measurement of your lower bust-line.

We sincerely recommend that you take someone’s help to take this measurement. Take this measurement, only when you are wearing a well-fitting, regular bra underneath. Stand straight and normally, while taking your lower bust measurement. Do not try to suck in your stomach.

Standard lower-bust sizes available on Saree.com range from 27 inches to 34 inches. If you don’t find your personal measurement in this list, please select the nearest possible one to complete the order process.

For any slight deviations, you can get in touch with our team at cs@saree.com. Major deviations in lower-bust sizing may not be always possible. Still, it doesn’t harm to check with our team representatives. In case of any major deviations – please contact our team to check, before placing your order.

Shoulder

To record this measurement – wear a fitted blouse/ t-shirt, stand upright, tie your hair up, and take the measurement tape from one shoulder pin/tip to the other in a straight line – on the back side of your body. This will give you the Shoulders (Back) Measurement.

Repeat the same from the front side of your body. This means you take two sets of measurements here – Shoulder Back and Shoulder Front. Generally there won’t be much difference.
When asked to enter custom values for shoulders on the order page – enter Shoulder Back measurements.

However, if there is a major difference between your shoulder front and back values, please convey both to our team representative – clearly mentioning the heads (Back and Front) to cs@saree.com with your order id.

Standard custom tailoring sizing available for most merchandise on Saree.com is between 14 inches to 16.5 inches. Only slight deviations (upper or lower) would be possible, in some cases only – for which you must check with our representatives.

Arm Hole

Arm hole refers to the connecting area between your shoulder and arm top, the outfit loop through which you will pass your arm, while wearing a kameez, blouse or choli. To measure this area, keep the measuring tape on your shoulder tip, and take it around your under-arm area, bringing it back to the starting point on the shoulder. Don’t wrap the tape too loosely or tightly – keep it optimally snug. Since this is a small area, even the deviation of 0.5 inches can make a lot of difference. So take care, while measuring and recording.


Generally, available armhole sizes range from 15 inches to 17.5 inches for Saree.com’s outfits. However, slight deviations may be possible, basis the fabric availability. Please write in to our teams, after placing your orders, for any custom tweaks.

Around Arm

Around Arm measurement refers to the circumference of your arm at the area, where your sleeve is supposed to end. For full sleeves, take this measurement at your wrist area. Starting from a mid-point on your wrist, take the measure tape around, so you get the wrist circumference.

Keep the measure-tape slightly loose, leaving scope for you to pull up the sleeves easily.

For 3/4th or sleeves of other variable lengths, take measurement at mid forearm level or at the point you want your sleeve to end. Likewise, for shorter sleeves, take circumference of your upper arm – at the area where your sleeves should end.
Take someone’s help to record this measurement.

At Saree.com, you can choose sleeve bottom or around arm measurement from 6” onwards (considering this will be your wrist circumference for a full sleeve length). Even if you don’t find this listed in the custom measurements selection, ensure completing the process, and then email your specific measurements

Neck Front

This refers to the length of your neckline on the front side of your blouse or choli. In many cases, this will be largely defined by the design of the blouse, as shown in the representative image.

To measure this, take the measure tape and place its starting point on the right or left side of your collar bone (right where your neck ends), on the front side of your body - and take it diagonally to the point till where you want your neck to end on the front. Always take this measurement diagonally.

For usual neck-lines, the standard sizing available with the custom tailoring option is 7” to 9”. Select from the standard options, to complete the order process, even if you need some changes. Later, convey the deviations. Only slight deviations would be possible (in some cases only) – for which you must check with our representatives.

NOTE - For boat-necks and high-necks, if they appear in a certain design, you will need to measure differently. For Chinese Collars and high necks, you may have to also give the circumference of your neck. Record the same by taking the tape around the natural contour of your neck.

Neck Back

This refers to the length of your neckline on the back side of your blouse or choli. In many cases, this will be largely defined by the design of the blouse, as shown in the representative image.


To measure this, take the measure tape and place its starting point on the right or left side of your collar bone near the shoulder hollow on back, and take it diagonally to the point till where you want your neck to end at the back side of your body. Always take this measurement diagonally.


For usual neck-lines, the standard sizing available with the custom tailoring option for neck back is 7” to 12”. Select from the standard options, to complete the order process, even if you need some changes. Later, convey the deviations. Only slight deviations would be possible (in some cases only) – for which you must check with our representatives.


NOTE - For deep necks, backless styles, sheer back styles, window styles and padded blouses with string necklines (if shown in the accompanying design of the blouse/ choli), you will need to measure differently. Please ask the representative about this, and provide the needed details, as asked.

Sleeve Length

Wear a fitted, short-sleeved or sleeveless blouse. Take someone’s help to measure your sleeve length. Take the measuring tape and place its starting end on your shoulder tip/ ball . Keeping the tape straight, without loosening its grip, take it down your arm’s length. Keep your elbow slightly bent, while taking this measurement. Stop to length that you want your dress’ sleeve to be.

If you want the elbow length, measure from shoulder ball to the elbow level. For full sleeves, measure from the shoulder tip to your wrist. For three-quarter sleeve length, measure till a few inches below your elbow level.

At Saree.com, you can select sleeve lengths from 3’’ to 21”. Sleeves lengths, generally, are kept in accordance to the design shown in the representative image, as the fabric is available accordingly.
Slight deviations MAY be possible – only in rare cases. Please get in touch with us at cs@saree.com - for such concerns.

In case, you need longer sleeves for a design that’s sleeveless, or has short sleeves – extra material (usually, net in matching color) is procured and attached at an Extra Cost. Special requests with clear details must be made for the same – while sending the order and measurement details to our representatives.

Blouse Length

This refers to the length of your blouse or choli. Measure from your shoulder tip to the place where you wish your choli/ blouse to end. This is usually till one or two inches below your lower bust area.
This may also vary, sometimes, basis the design shown in the product image.
Do take someone’s help to record this measurement. At Saree.com, you can choose the blouse length of 14” or 15”.

Select from the standard options, to complete the order process, even if you need some changes. Later, convey the deviations. Only slight deviations would be possible (in some cases only) – for which you must check with our representatives.

Lehenga Measurement

Lehenga Measurement

Hips

This refers to the measurement of the fullest or the widest part of your hip area.
Please do not confuse this with the measurement around your lower stomach, especially if you have an apple-shaped body, have a heavier lower stomach, or have a longer than usual torso (with heavier stomach). In such a case, you will need to take a separate measurement for your lower stomach, and send across via an email to cs@saree.com.

For taking usual hips measurements, wear snug clothing, preferably fitted leggings. Stand upright, and take your measuring tape around the fullest/ widest part of your hip-area/ hip-bone. It would be better, if you take someone’s help to note correctly the measurement of this body part.

Standard hips’ measurements, available for custom sizing at Saree.com, vary from 36 inches to 46 inches. For odd numbered recordings – for example 37 inches or 43.4 inches, round off to nearest even number and complete the order process. Then, send in your exact measurements to our representatives.

Major deviations from standard custom sizes are not possible in most cases. For slight deviations (lower than 36” or more than 46”) – write in to cs@saree.com, enquiring about its possibility – before you place the order.

Waist

This refers to the measurement of the fullest or the widest part of your hip area.
Please do not confuse this with the measurement around your lower stomach, especially if you have an apple-shaped body, have a heavier lower stomach, or have a longer than usual torso (with heavier stomach). In such a case, you will need to take a separate measurement for your lower stomach, and send across via an email to cs@saree.com.

For taking usual hips measurements, wear snug clothing, preferably fitted leggings. Stand upright, and take your measuring tape around the fullest/ widest part of your hip-area/ hip-bone. It would be better, if you take someone’s help to note correctly the measurement of this body part.

Standard hips’ measurements, available for custom sizing at Saree.com, vary from 36 inches to 46 inches. For odd numbered recordings – for example 37 inches or 43.4 inches, round off to nearest even number and complete the order process. Then, send in your exact measurements to our representatives.

Major deviations from standard custom sizes are not possible in most cases. For slight deviations (lower than 36” or more than 46”) – write in to cs@saree.com, enquiring about its possibility – before you place the order.

Waist To Toe

This measurement is needed for bottoms. You must take someone’s help to record this measurement – you can’t take it on your own.
Wear snug bottoms/ leggings, along with sandals or shoes, you generally wear, or intend to wear with the said dress.

Place the measure tape on your natural waist (the area where you would generally tie your salwar, petticoat or lehenga) and let the tape fall freely till below your ankle level. Record the measurement at your HEEL level.

NOTE – If you tend to wear high heels, ensure that you account for that i.e. add an inch or two, as needed to your petticoat or lehenga length. This need not be done for churidaars, palazzos and cigarette pants.

Choose from standard sizes available on the order placement page to complete the order process, by rounding off your measurement to the nearest even number. Later, write in your detailed accurate measurements to cs@saree.com. Major deviations from standard sizing may only be possible in some cases – please check for the same before-handed.

Salwar Kameez Measurement

Bust

To measure your bust-line, wrap the measuring tape around the fullest part of your bust (the center line of your bust). Do not stretch the tape too tightly. Also, do not keep it very loose. Keep the wrapped tape snug, yet slightly loose. The obtained number in inches is the measurement of your bust-line.

DO NOT measure the top part or the lower part of your bust to record this measurement. Please take this measurement, only when you are wearing a well-fitting, regular bra underneath. Stand straight and normally, while taking your bust measurement.

The standard bust sizes available on Saree.com range from 32 inches to 42 inches. For any slight deviations, you can get in touch with our team at cs@saree.com. Major deviations in bust sizing are not possible, in most cases. Still, it doesn’t harm to check with our team representatives.

Arm Hole

Arm hole refers to the connecting area between your shoulder and arm top, the outfit loop through which you will pass your arm, while wearing a kameez, blouse or choli. To measure this area, keep the measuring tape on your shoulder tip, and take it around your under-arm area, bringing it back to the starting point on the shoulder. Don’t wrap the tape too loosely or tightly – keep it optimally snug. Since this is a small area, even the deviation of 0.5 inches can make a lot of difference. So take care, while measuring and recording.


Generally, available armhole sizes range from 15 inches to 17.5 inches for Saree.com’s outfits. However, slight deviations may be possible, basis the fabric availability. Please write in to our teams, after placing your orders, for any custom tweaks.

Shoulders

To record this measurement – wear a fitted blouse/ t-shirt, stand upright, tie your hair up, and take the measurement tape from one shoulder pin/tip to the other in a straight line – on the back side of your body. This will give you the Shoulders (Back) Measurement.

Repeat the same from the front side of your body. This means you take two sets of measurements here – Shoulder Back and Shoulder Front. Generally there won’t be much difference.
When asked to enter custom values for shoulders on the order page – enter Shoulder Back measurements.

However, if there is a major difference between your shoulder front and back values, please convey both to our team representative – clearly mentioning the heads (Back and Front) to cs@saree.com with your order id.

Standard custom tailoring sizing available for most merchandise on Saree.com is between 14 inches to 16.5 inches. Only slight deviations (upper or lower) would be possible, in some cases only – for which you must check with our representatives.

Shoulder To Knee

You will surely need someone to help you with this measurement.
Stand upright, wearing snug clothes. Do not bend.

The top end of the measuring tape should be placed on the shoulder blade, and rest of it should be allowed to fall down freely. Place the next end of the tape at your knee level, keeping the tape optimally snug (not too pulled/ not too loose). Record the measurement.

You won’t need to always give this measurement, so it’s also not enlisted in the standard custom measurements list on the order page. Wherever you need it (for kameez slits etc.)– you should record it, and send it across through an email with your order id to cs@saree.com.

Top Length

This refers to the length of your Kameez/ Kurta or the Suit top. You must take someone’s help to record this measurement – you can’t take it on your own.
Stand upright, without looking down or bending. Wear snug clothes, instead of anything flowy, when you measure yourself.

The starting end of the tape should be placed on the shoulder blade. Let the tape fall freely, and then identify the length (on your body) till where you need the top length. Place the falling length of the tape at that point, and record the measurement. For example, if you want your kameez to be calf-length, take the measurement at that level.

For floor-length designs, by default, measure till your ankle, and record the measurement. For other kameez types, you can choose the length, basis your height and preference. We sincerely recommend that you don’t go much against the design shown in the representative image, as many deviations won’t be possible.

Length reduction or increase, beyond a certain point, may not be possible in many designs, especially in Anarkali suits with hem borders and Floor length dresses/ gowns/ suits. Discuss with our team or write in to cs@saree.com beforehand - for any deviations from standard options. For any major changes, please first check with our team – before placing an order.

Sleeve Length

Wear a fitted, short-sleeved or sleeveless blouse. Take someone’s help to measure your sleeve length. Take the measuring tape and place its starting end on your shoulder tip/ ball . Keeping the tape straight, without loosening its grip, take it down your arm’s length. Keep your elbow slightly bent, while taking this measurement. Stop to length that you want your dress’ sleeve to be.

If you want the elbow length, measure from shoulder ball to the elbow level. For full sleeves, measure from the shoulder tip to your wrist. For three-quarter sleeve length, measure till a few inches below your elbow level.

At Saree.com, you can select sleeve lengths from 3’’ to 21”. Sleeves lengths, generally, are kept in accordance to the design shown in the representative image, as the fabric is available accordingly.
Slight deviations MAY be possible – only in rare cases. Please get in touch with us at cs@saree.com - for such concerns.

In case, you need longer sleeves for a design that’s sleeveless, or has short sleeves – extra material (usually, net in matching color) is procured and attached at an Extra Cost. Special requests with clear details must be made for the same – while sending the order and measurement details to our representatives.

Waist

Waist measure refers to the measurement taken around your natural waist circle. This is the area above your navel/ belly button and below the base of your rib cage. This area, generally, has a natural curve, making it easier for you to identify your waist.


Stand straight, wearing a saree blouse or crop top, so your waist area is exposed. Stand naturally but upright; do not suck in your stomach. Take the measuring tape and go around your natural waist area. Do not pull too tightly. Get a snug tape fit (not very loose too). Record the measurement.


For standardization purposes, they are kept in even numbers. If your waist measurement is slightly different (for example 31 inches or 33 inches), round off to the nearest even number, and record on the order placement page - to complete the order process. Later, write in to cs@saree.com, after placing your order, your exact measurements.


Standard waist measurements, available for custom sizing at Saree.com, vary from 28 inches to 42 inches. Major deviations from these are not possible in most cases. For slight deviations (lower than 28” or more than 42”) – write in to cs@saree.com, enquiring about its possibility.

Waist To Toe

This measurement is needed for bottoms. You must take someone’s help to record this measurement – you can’t take it on your own.
Wear snug bottoms/ leggings, along with sandals or shoes, you generally wear, or intend to wear with the said dress.

Place the measure tape on your natural waist (the area where you would generally tie your salwar, petticoat or lehenga) and let the tape fall freely till below your ankle level. Record the measurement at your HEEL level.

NOTE – If you tend to wear high heels, ensure that you account for that i.e. add an inch or two, as needed to your petticoat or lehenga length. This need not be done for churidaars, palazzos and cigarette pants.

Choose from standard sizes available on the order placement page to complete the order process, by rounding off your measurement to the nearest even number. Later, write in your detailed accurate measurements to cs@saree.com. Major deviations from standard sizing may only be possible in some cases – please check for the same before-handed.

Around Thighs

We will need this measurement for the bottoms’ stitching. This also helps the tailors take into account flare measurements in fish-cut lehengas and similar fitted silhouettes

Wear a snug par of leggings, when you take this set of measurements. We recommend that you take someone’s help to measure.

Take the measuring tape around the fullest part of your thigh area (the circumference of this area). Place the tape’s starting end on one point on thigh’s front, and wrap it around to bring the other end on the same point. Note the measuring measurement.

Do not cheat by measuring on a lower/ slimmer point or above the knee area. Keep it largely at the center, towards the upper thigh part.

Around Calf

This measurement refers to the circumference of the fullest part of your calf. This is integral for fitted bottoms, like trousers and churidaars.

Wear a snug pair of leggings. Identify the fullest part of your calf (lower part of leg, after knees). This will be generally a few inches below your knee. Wrap the measure tape around this area, and record the measurements. Don’t pull too tightly, or leave loose.

This measurement head is not listed on all Salwar Suits Order pages, as this is not needed always. Nonetheless, wherever you feel it’s necessary, please record it and let our teams know of it – along with other important measurements and details. Write in to cs@saree.com or chat with our representatives.

Around Ankle

This measurement refers to the circumference of your ankle area or the lower part of your bottom. It is as integral for fitted bottoms, like trousers and churidars, as it is for looser bottoms like culottes, palazzos or salwars.

You should take this measurement basis the width of the lower leg hem of your bottom.
Generally, you should take this at the ankle level. Wear a snug, ankle length legging to note this measurement.

For Churidaars, leggings and fitted trousers - Take the tape around your ankle snugly, and note the circumference of your ankle area – as shown in the picture. Don’t pull it too tightly, as you need to keep space for churis as well as easy wearing of the bottom (or you can choose to get buttons at that end).

For Salwars, Palazzos and other slightly wide hemmed pants/ bottoms – Take the tape around your ankle area, but keep it to the approximate girth/ width you wish your bottom hem to be. This will be bigger than your ankle circumference.

This measurement head is not listed on all Suits Order pages, as this may not be needed always. Nonetheless, wherever you feel it’s necessary - record it and convey, along with other important measurements and details. Write in to cs@saree.com or chat with our representatives.