Finding the right size
The size label on most vintage pieces doesn't often correspond to modern sizing and the garment usually comes up a lot smaller. The size mentioned in each individual listing is a modern size - we normally never include the vintage size to avoid confusion.
In order to find the right size for you, take a garment you already own and you know fits you well that is somewhat similar to the one in the listing (blouse for blouse, overcoat for overcoat, etc). Put it on a flat surface with any fastenings closed and measure with a measuring tape:
- Bust (armpit to armpit)
- Waist (narrowest point)
- Hips (fullest point)
- Inseam (crotch to hem)
You can also measure the sleeve length (shoulder seam to cuff), overall length (shoulder to hem or waistband to hem for skirts). Then compare your own garment measurements to the ones provided in each listing, taking into account your desired fit! You will get the best fit by comparing garment to garment measurements than body to garment.
We provide measurements both in inches and centimeters to make it easier for you, no matter which system you use and we base our size estimates on the table above.
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If you have any questions, need a measurement not listed or you are unsure about fit, fill in the form below and we will be in touch within one working day.