Measurement Guide: Tailor-Made Salwar Kameez

Measurement Guide: Tailor-Made Salwar Kameez

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Understanding the Importance of Accurate Measurements

Want to have a custom-tailored salwar kameez design, but unsure of how to measure your body specifications? Utsav Fashion’s Salwar Kameez Measurement Guide is going to make it simple for you.

Learn to measure salwar kameez with these easy salwar kameez measurement tips. It will help you record the right Indian salwar kameez measurement and fittings, as you wish to customize.

Our fashion experts will have them incorporated in your salwar suits, to get the ideal fit and style for you!

Preparing for the Measuring Process

For an exact measurement, you need these tools:

  • Measurement Tape
  • A Notepad
  • Pen or pencil

Additional Reads: What are the Must-Have Types of Salwar Suits for Your Wardrobe?

Tips for Ensuring a Flawless Fit

  • Invest in a good quality measuring tape that is commonly used by tailors.
  • Make sure to wear well-fitted undergarments before taking your measurements.
  • Wear a clear outfit without any creases or wrinkles.
  • Try to start by taking bust measurements.
  • For accurate measurements of the upper body, make sure to focus on the chest, shoulder, armholes, sleeves, and neck.
  • For lower body measurements, focus on length, waist, and hips.
  • Take someone’s assistance for accurate measurement of keyholes, arms, and wrists.
  • When ordering online, carefully check measurement charts.
  • Take measurements according to the style of the suit.
  • For a neck style, carefully measure the depth of the neck and back.

Common Mistakes to Avoid in Measuring

  • Avoid holding measurement tape too tight.
  • Do not slouch or tense your muscles. Maintain a calm posture.
  • While taking hip measurements, make sure the tape doesn’t snug into the skin.
  • Pay attention to the details and be careful at every step.

Customizing Your Salwar Kameez for Personalized Style

  • For a customized salwar kameez, take measurements according to the suit style you want.
  • For a preferred neck, give clear information about the style and its measurement.
  • Consult the concerned designer or store’s salesperson for desired modifications.
  • If you need perfect sleeves, give proper information about the length. Let them know if you want sleeveless, noodle straps, cap sleeves, quarter sleeves, or full sleeves.
The Perfect Measurement Guide
Here’s a step-by-step roadmap to easily measure yourself. All you need is to keep a measuring tape handy and follow these instructions.

Kameez Measurement By Body Shape

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Bust Measurement
Take this measurement over the fullest part of the bust and across the widest part of the back. The measuring tape should go horizontally all around your body.
Around Above Waist Measurement
Around Above Waist
Loosely wrap the tape all the way around your waist with the tape one finger height above your belly button, to obtain a firm but not tight measurement.
Waist Measurement
Tie a narrow string around the waist and let it settle into the natural waistline as you bend to the let and to the right. Take the measurement along the stringline.
Hip Measurement
Measure around the fullest part of your hips. Take a full circle of your hips with the measuring tape. Allow an index finger to enter between the tape and your waist.
Kameez Measurement
Kameez Length
Start at the center of the shoulder and measure straight down to the point till where you want your Kameez. Make sure the tape passes over the center of the bust

Kameez Measurement by Styling Nuances

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Front Neck Depth - Measurement
Front Neck Depth
Start from the top of the shoulder at your neck joint and measure till your cleavage, to the point where your kameez neck ends.
Back Neck Depth - Measurement
Back Neck Depth
Measure from the neck joint to the center of your back and choose how deep you would like the back of the kameez to be.
Around Arm - Measurement
Around Arm
Wrap and measure around the fullest part of your bicep.
Sleeve Length - Measurement
Sleeve Length
Start measuring from the edge of the shoulder and measure down the arm until you have the desired sleeve length.

Bottom Wear Measurements ByStyle & Frame

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Bottom/Pant Waist - Measurement
Place a tape measure around your bare stomach just above the upper hip bone.
Thigh - Measurement
Measure around the fullest part of your thigh to get comfort fit for the churidar.
Knee - Measurement
Measure around the knee a little loosely so that movement is unrestricted when worn.
Calf - Measurement
Measure the girth around the largest part of the calf to blend style with comfort.
Around Bottom - Measurement
Around Bottom
Measure the around area on the bottom of trouser so that right fall is achieved.
Bottom Length - Measurement
Bottom Length
Measure from your waist to your desired length whether or not creases are needed.

How Should You Take Measurements for a Punjabi Suit?

Measurement for Punjabi Style Kameez

Firmly hold the measurement tape and follow these steps.

  • Carefully measure the fullest part of your bust.
  • Then note down the measurements around the waist and hips. 
  • Now measure the length of the kameez, shoulder, armhole round, sleeves, neck, and back.  

Measurement for Punjabi Style Salwar:

  • Measure the waist tie, where you often tie your lower. 
  • Measure the length of the salwar.
  • Now measure around the thigh round, knee round, and ankle round.