Vintage Sizing


When shopping for vintage and pre-loved designer pieces online, it's always best to follow the actual garment measurements listed rather than rely on a size tag, since clothing and fit changes from decade to decade and also differs depending on the brand.          
We carefully measure each piece in our shop, and try to always translate that to a suggested modern size equivalent in the listing. Please keep in mind that clothing shown on models may be pinned to show proper fit.

Measuring a Garment

• All measurements are taken in inches with the garment lying flat. 
• Bust, waist and hip measurements are seam to seam (you must DOUBLE to get the size around your body)
• If an item is stretchy, we give a measurement range, from flat to the garment comfortably stretched. 
• When a measurement is listed as “free or full”, it means that the garment is roomy and will fit a range of sizes. 

SHOULDERS:  From shoulder seam to shoulder seam. 
SLEEVE LENGTH:  From shoulder seam to sleeve cuff. 
BUST:  From one armpit to the other
WAIST:  Across the smallest point of the waist
HIPS:  Across the fullest part of the hips, usually 7-9 inches below the waist  
LENGTH:  From the top of the garment to the hem.                                            
INSEAM: The entire length of the inner leg, from crotch seam to hem.
OUT SEAM: The entire length of outer leg                                                                
RISE: For pants, the waist to the crotch seam.
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For accurate sizing, you can either measure yourself or measure a similar garment that you already own, using it as a point of reference.