HOW WE MEASURE
BUST: Armpit to armpit with the garment laying flat and then doubled.
WAIST: The smallest point at the waistline with the garment laying flat and then doubled. For low rise or drop waists we measure 1-2” below the natural waist. For empire waists, measurements are taken 1-2” above the natural waist.
HIPS: The fullest part of the hips with the garment laying flat and then doubled.
SLEEVE LENGTH: The seam at the shoulder to the bottom of the sleeve.
SHOULDERS: The seam at one shoulder to the seam on the other shoulder.
INSEAM: On the inside of the leg, length of the crotch seam to the ankle hem.
RISE: The crotch seam to the natural waist.
TOTAL LENGTH: The highest point on the shoulder to the very longest point on the garment.
SHOES: The shoes are all medium width unless otherwise specified. If only whole sizes are offered, we recommend you order the next size up.
ABOUT VINTAGE SIZING
All measurements are taken with the garment laying flat in inches.
Because vintage sizing varies so drastically from decade to decade and brand to brand, we recommend using measurements rather than marked or estimated sizes.
The best way to ensure a vintage garment will fit you is by measuring something you already own that fits you well and compare the measurements to those we have listed.
Please note that on rare occasions we pin items to the model when they are too large to show an ideal fit.