Why Take Measurements?
- South Asian clothing tends to be very form-fitting. Standard sizing (S, M, L, etc.) simply isn’t enough
- It increases your chances of selling when someone feels confident something will fit them
- It saves time. Many buyers will ask for sizing later if you don’t list it up front
What you’ll need
- Grab a tape measure that measures in inches
- Open our submission form so you can record the measurements as you go
How to measure
- Lay garment flat on the ground or a table. Don’t stretch the fabric but lay it as flat as possible with no folds or wrinkles
- Record the 5 key measurements below. We found these are the most essential measurements when buying South Asian clothing online
Measuring Tops - Blouses, Kurtas, Dresses, Jackets, etc.
A) Shoulder to shoulder: measure from one shoulder seam to the other. If it’s a sleeveless blouse, measure from the edge of one strap to the other
B) Bust: measure from the end of one armpit seam, across the chest, to the other armpit seam. Double the number you measure to get the full bust measure
C) Length: measure from the top of the shoulder to the bottom of your garment
Measuring Bottoms - Pants, skirts, etc.
D) Waist: measure from one end of the waistband to the other and double it.
E) Length: measure from the top of the waistband straight down to the bottom end of the garment