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Know Your Size
Know your size
To ensure that our garments fit you well, it is important that you pick the right size. In India, we do not have a uniform size code based on anthropometric studies. Each brand is left to its own methods to arrive at a suitable size set. After extensive research, we have devised a size set that has been honed to perfection in the last 11 years.
If you have worn a Mantra earlier, you don’t have to go through the elaborate ritual that we have suggested below. But if you have gained/lost weight or if you are planning to buy a Mantra for the first time, we’d advise you to follow one of these procedures –
- A good measuring tape(in inches)
- A notepad
- A patient friend
- Wear well-fitted clothes. Measurement taken over baggy or heavy clothes like jeans or corduroys can be misleading.
- Stand up straight against a wall and spread your arms out wide
- Ask your friend to measure you
- Jot down the measurements in inches in the given format.
Overall garment measurements must be 1-2 inches more than your body measurements at the chest and waist level and about 1inch more at the hip level for a comfortable fit. If you prefer a more roomy fit, you must pick a size that is about 3 inches more than your body measurements at chest and waist level and about 2 inches more at the hip level.
MEASURING YOUR KURTA
- Choose a kurta from your wardrobe that fits you well.
- Measure it from side seam to side seam at the relevant levels. (See illustration)
- Pick a size that has similar measurements. (Refer seam to seam measurements in our chart)
SEND US YOUR MEASUREMENTS
Send us your measurements to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will suggest a size within 24 hours.
Size charts - Mantra
Our size chart has 3 measurements in each category.
- Body measurements - circumference of the body at that level.
- Garment measurements – circumference of the garment at that level which should be about 1-2 inches more than your body measurements.
- Garment measurements (front only) – Seam to seam measurements of the front side of the garment.
No two bodies are alike, but we can classify them broadly into a few categories.
Your body type would be -
- Apple – if your chest measures wider than your hip.
- Pear – if your hip measures wider than your chest.
- Hour glass -- if your chest and hip measurements are almost the same and you have a very narrow waist.
- Banana – if your chest and hip measurements are the same and your waist is just an inch or so narrower.
Our sizes will suit you best if you are a pear type (thankfully most Indian women fall into this category) or an hour glass type. If you are a banana type, our sizes will fit you but will be a bit loose at the waist. If you are an apple type, you will not be happy with our fit. We plan to come up with a size set to suit your body type later, but for now, we are sorry to disappoint you.