The original size tag of a vintage garment isn't always accurate by today's standards since sizing has changed over time. To make things easier we've measured each garment and noted the size it fits like based on the chart below: 

The very best way to tell how something will fit you is to: 1) compare your body measurements to the measurements of the garment and 2) compare the garment's measurements with the measurements of a similar piece of clothing that you already own.

We recommend using a soft tailor's measuring tape like the one pictured below (you can order one for a few dollars online). 

If you're not sure of your measurements it's easy to take them: measure around the fullest part of your bust while wearing a bra (if you normally wear one), around the narrowest part of your waist (usually right around your belly button), and around the fullest part of your hips. Do this with only undergarments on and pull the tape measure slightly snug. 

Remember that the measurements provided for each item refer to the garment itself, so they should be slightly larger than your body measurements to allow for comfort, flexibility and movement. Garment measurements are taken with the item lying flat and are doubled for circumference where appropriate. We measure clothing as follows:

  • BUST: across chest just below the armpit
  • WAIST: across the smallest part of midsection (tops, dresses) or across the top edge of the back waistband (pants, skirts) with the waistband pulled slightly taut
  • HIPS: across the fullest part of hips (about 8-10" below waist)
  • LENGTH: top of garment to hem at longest point
  • RISE: center crotch seam to front waistband
  • INSEAM: center crotch seam to hem along inner leg 


All of our items are hand-selected for quality and longevity. That said, they are vintage (at least 20 years old) and may show signs of age and wear. Any notable flaws will be disclosed. If no specific flaws are listed it's safe to assume the item is in excellent condition and free from any stains, holes or damage. Minor imperfections from normal wear add to the character of vintage pieces and may not always be noted. All items have been washed in a fragrance-free detergent and/or steam cleaned depending on fabric specifications.

Please note that due to variations among computer monitors the actual color of the item may vary slightly from what appears on your screen.