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Since sizing has changed over time, the original tag size of a vintage garment isn't usually the most reliable way to determine fit. That's why we assign an estimated modern size to each item instead. To determine your size, use your body measurements to find your size range on the chart below:
If you don't know your exact 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 snug.
Garment measurements are provided for each item. Use these measurements (as well as your body measurements) to get the best idea of how something would fit you. Remember that garment measurements refer to the item itself, so they should be slightly larger than your body measurements to allow for comfort, flexibility and movement. We recommend comparing the garment measurements with a similar piece of clothing you already own for reference. Garment measurements are taken with the item lying flat and are doubled for circumference where appropriate. We measure as follows:
- BUST: across chest just below the armpit
- WAIST: across the smallest part of midsection (tops, dresses) or across the back waistband (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: center crotch seam to hem along inner leg
We're highly selective about what we include in our shop. That said, all items are vintage (at least 20 years old) and may show signs of age and wear. Any notable flaws will be disclosed. If no specific condition notes are listed it's safe to assume the item is in excellent condition and free from any stains, holes or other damage. Minor imperfections from normal wear add to the character of vintage pieces and may not always be noted. All items have been washed 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.