Bust (cm/in)

 Waist (cm/in)

 Hips (cm/in)

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    • We are scrupulous about ensuring the accuracy of the measurements of each piece and check them multiple times. We highly recommend you check them against your body to ensure the best fit.

    • Size and fit can vary enormously from era to era and often vintage sizes bear no relation to the modern sizes accepted today. Even if an item is marked with a size label, we carefully measure the garment. Where we can, we correspond these measurements to the size that best represents the modern equivalent.

    • Our sizing chart is designed to be a general guide only and, if you find you're not a precise match, it's always best to go up a size. Bear in mind that different styles and eras might fit you differently, depending on the materials used and the cut.

    • We will generally make a comment in the item description if a garment is particular suitable for a petite or taller woman based on that item’s  measurements and the general proportions.

    • When you try on vintage clothing, try to wear the correct underwear or shapewear to get a more realistic view of how it will look, especially '40s and '50s garments which have accentuated waistlines.

    • For the best results, take your measurements a few times standing barefoot in your underwear, or get someone else to measure you. Take care not to hold your measuring tape too loosely or too tightly.

    • Because jackets are normally worn over other clothing, you'll find we've been more generous with the sizing. You shouldn't need to go up a size to allow for layering.


    • MEASURING YOUR BUST - Place the measuring tape around your body over the fullest part of your bust, making sure the tape is sitting well under your arms and spans your shoulder blades.

    • MEASURING YOUR WAIST - Measure around the slimmest part of your natural waistline - generally the point where your body creases when you bend slightly forwards or where you find it most comfortable to wear your waistbands.

    • MEASURING YOUR HIPS - Standing with your feet together, measure around your hips at the widest point - usually over your bottom or at the top of your thighs - and approximately 20cm (8in) below your natural waistline.

    • MEASURING YOUR SHOULDER WIDTH - Hold one end of the tape measure at the outer edge of one shoulder, draw the tape across your back and over to the outer edge of the other shoulder. Keep the tape measure parallel to the floor.

    • MEASURING YOUR INSIDE LEG -Measure from the top of your inside leg at the crotch to the floor - better for trousers to be too long than too short!

    • LENGTHS - Garment lengths can differ from style to style, so for trousers, dresses and skirts, refer to the individual product description. These lengths are approximate.




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