Sizing guide

In the instructions below, you will see a detailed guide on how the measurements were taken for each garment shown in the product description. To know what size you should order we suggest that you select a similar article that you currently own and take the corresponding measurements as outlined. Be sure the selected item is one that fits in the way you desire. If you do not have a similar garment, follow the provided examples on how to determine your correct size.

Please note

In some cases vintage sizes are very different when compared to modern sizes. As a result each garment has been measured and a standard size assigned regardless of what may appear on the tag. You will find a table below that shows how each standard size corresponds to each measurement.

  • Women
  • Men
  • Body Measurements

Jacket, Coat, Shirt or Sweater Measurements

Lay a garment with the desired fit flat on a table and measure the following:

A Shoulders – measure from one shoulder seam to the other. If no shoulder seam exists, approximate where your shoulder would be. Vintage pieces may intentionally have narrower shoulders so use this as a rough guide.

B Bust – measure from the widest part of the garment directly under the arm hole/pit to the other side. Take that number and multiply it by 2 to get the final measurement. For example, if you measured 18 inches across, then your final number is (18 x 2) 36 inches.

C Waist – measure from the smallest part of the waist to the other side—next multiply it by 2. (See B for example)

D Sleeve length – measure from the middle of the nape of the neck to the shoulder seam and down to the hem of the sleeve

E Length – measure from the bottom of the collar to the bottom hem as shown in the diagram.

Skirt and Pants Measurements:

Skirt and pants sizes can vary greatly depending on one's desired fit. High-waisted pants and skirts will naturally have a smaller measurement than if one desires a low-rise fit that sits near the hips.

Lay a garment with the desired fit flat on a table and measure the following:

A Waist measurement – Measure from one side of the waist to the other and then multiply it by 2. If you have measured 14 inches across, then your final measurement is (14 x 2) 28 inches.

B Hips - measure from the widest part of the hips to the other side and multiply it by 2. (See A for example)

C Inseam (pants only) - measures from the crotch down to the end of the garment leg.

D Length - measures from the top of the waist down to the bottom hem or fold.

Dress Measurements

Lay a dress with the desired fit flat on a table and measure the following:

A Bust – measure from the widest part of the dress directly under the arm hole/pit to the other side. Take that number and then multiply it by 2 to get the final measurement. For example, if you measure 18 inches across, then your final number will be (18 x 2) 36 inches.

B Waist – measure from the smallest part of the waist to the other side and multiply it by 2. (See A for example)

C Hips - measure from the widest part of the hips to the other side and then multiply it by 2. (See A for example)

D Sleeve length – measure from the middle of the nape of the neck to the shoulder seam and down to the hem of the sleeve.

E Dress Length – measure from the top of the shoulder to the bottom hem as shown in the diagram.

 
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