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Vintage Sizing and Measurements

 Vintage sizing and modern sizing can be very different. Because of this, we provide detailed measurements of all vintage clothing to help you determine whether or not a garment will fit correctly. An assessment of the estimated modern size will be noted, as well as any sizes on the tag, but please refer to measurements to best determine fit.

How We Measure Each Garment 

All bust, waist, and hip measurements are taken straight across while garment is laid flat. We double bust, waist, and hip measurements.

Shoulders Shoulder seam to shoulder seam
Bust Armpit to armpit, and sometimes stretched for strapless or form-fitting pieces
Waist Measured at the smallest part of the waist
Hip Measured at the largest part of the hip, straight across
Sleeves Shoulder seam to cuff.
Length Top of garment, from shoulder seam to hem
Rise Taken from crotch seam to top of garment
Inseam Taken from crotch seam to ankle
Swing Taken across bottom hem of garment, then doubled

Size Chart

Because sizing and cut will vary between designers and decades, please use the following chart as a general guide to find your best clothing fit. 

Size Bust Natural Waist Hip
XS/0 33 25 35
XS/2 34 26 36
S/4 35 27 37
S/6 36 28 38
M/8 37 29 39
M/10 38 30 40
L/12 39 31 41
L/14 40 32 42
XL/16 42 34 44