The size on the label of a vintage garment is often inaccurate since sizing standards vary and have changed over time. For this reason, a 'fits like' size is provided for each item based on the body measurement chart below:

The best way to tell how something will fit is by comparing the measurements of the garment with your body measurements as well as with the measurements of a similar piece of clothing that you already own. We recommend using a soft tailor's measuring tape (you can order one for a few dollars online). 

Remember that since the measurements provided in the description for each item refer to the garment itself they should be slightly larger than your body measurements to allow for comfort and movement.

We measure clothing as follows (lying flat and then doubled for circumference where appropriate):

  • Chest: across bust just below the armpit
  • Waist: across the narrowest part of midsection (tops/dresses) or across the top edge of the back waistband pulled slightly taut (pants/skirts)
  • 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: inner leg from center crotch seam to hem 

If you have questions just contact us- we're happy to help!