In order to simplify the different sizing terms (which can vary between each country) and make your shopping experience with us quick, simple and easy, we have interpreted all sizing guides into a standardized XS, S, M, L and XL system.
Please keep in mind that vintage clothing was sized differently to modern day clothing. These charts are a GUIDE ONLY since there is no universally accepted sizing chart. Our “recommended” sizes – an educated guess to the modern size – are based on accurate measurements but should not be used alone to determine suitable sizing, therefore we recommend that you consider the measurements provided and compare them to an item of clothing you already own to ensure the right fit.
All bust, waist, and hip measurements are taken straight across while garment is laid flat. We then double all the measurements to get an accurate fit. For example, if the bust laying flat measures 45cm it is a 90cm fit.
BUST: Measured from arm pit to arm pit.
TO MEASURE: Place measuring tape around the fullest part of bust – your arms should be down by your side and slightly apart, keeping the measuring tape horizontal against the body.
WAIST: Measured from the smallest part of waistline.
TO MEASURE: Place measuring tape around your waistline where you normally wear your pants with one forefinger between your body and tape. For low-rise pants measure 1-1/2” below your natural waist and keeping measuring tape horizontal against the body.
HIPS: Measured at the largest part of hip.
TO MEASURE: Place measuring tape around the fullest part of your hips and stand with your heels together, keeping the measuring tape horizontal against the body.
LENGTH: Measured from collar to hem. Pants/skirts/shorts measured from waistband to hem.
SLEEVE: Measured from collar to cuff.
RISE: Measured from crotch seam to top of waist.