Vintage sizing can be a bit finicky. Thereby, it is imperative that you take your personal measurements before purchasing. Below you will see how we measure and how you should measure to ensure a fabulous fit!
Bust: Use a measuring tape to measure the fullest part of your bust (while wearing necessary undergarments). Be sure the measuring tape lays flat and hits right along the bra line.
Waist: Measure the smallest part of your natural waist line. For drop waist items (as will be noted in the description , measure a bit lower, about an inch down from your belly button. If you have a long torso, please take into account the length of the garment.
Hips: Stand with your feet close together and measure the fullest part of your hips, laying the measuring tape flat against your bum.
If you own something of a similar silhouette that fits perfectly, lay the item flat and take measurements. We will add additional measurements, for example sleeve length, for your convenience when necessary.
How you want the garment to fit is up to you. To to allow extra wiggle room within a garment, add an extra inch to your measurements. Descriptions will note if the fabric is fitted or has some give to it, suggestions for perfect fit, as well as any other things to note (ex: slightly tapered and where, etc).
Each of our vintage garments has been measured in inches with the item laying on a flat surface. To ensure a correct fit, double the measurement of the bust, waist, and hips.
The length measurement does not need to be doubled and each item will note how the length was measured (for example, from the waist to the hem on a 50′s style dress or from the armpit to the hem for shift dresses).
If you have any questions about a particular garment or how we measure, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.