When shopping vintage the size on the product label is not always true to current UK and international sizes, this is because manufacturer sizes vary and vintage items are usually smaller than modern clothing.
How do I know if it’s my size?
We measure garments carefully across the chest, waist, hip, back, inseam and length so that we can do our best to ensure you have all the information about the fit of an item before you buy. The measurements for each item are listed under the size and fit tab on each individual product page.
In addition we have compiled the measuring guide below so that you find your own measurements.
Waist: Each garments size and fit chart lists the items natural waist, this is the slimmest part of your midriff. To find the waist measurement lay your garment flat and measure the smallest part of the waist across the front and double the result.
Hips: To find the hip measurement lay your garment flat and measure the widest part across the front and double the result. For A-line or full skirts and dresses measure the hip approximately 8 inches below the waist.
Collar: This usually only applies to men’s shirts but it may be of some use to all. Open the shirt buttons and lay the collar flat measuring from top buttonhole to top button. If there is no collar button measure from end to end of the collar stand.
Inseam: This is the vital information required to find the right length of trousers for your legs. Measure the inside of the leg from the crotch to the bottom of the trousers at the ankle. This is also referred to as the inside leg measurement.
Length: Knowing the length of a a garment is useful in understanding how short a dress, coat or top it will be when worn. Always measure from the top of the shoulder to the hem.