Seam pucker is a wrinkled appearance along the seam, which influences the appearance to a considerable degree. The various causes of seam pucker are discussed here. This critical review article basically presents the various methods of evaluation of seam pucker. There are several methods emerged with time to evaluate the seam pucker, however the research is still continuing to find our more accurate and easy methods. The initial methods of seam pucker evaluation was based on subjective assessment, but it suffered from the limitations of higher evaluation time, inconsistency among judges and need for training and the results are not reliable. The objective assessment of seam pucker is carried out by the various methods; photometric instruments, cognitive theory, parallel light, fractal dimension, artificial neural network, neuro-fuzzy logic, sensory measurement and structured light projection. The advantages and disadvantages of various methods of objective assessment are brought out.