Along with the female silhouette, sizing standards have changed through the decades. We therefore urge you to check our measurements rather than rely on a label size.
We measure on a flat surface from seam to seam, before any stretch the garment may afford. Bust (armpit to armpit), waist, and hip measurements have already been doubled. As you are responsible for return postage charges, we advise you to compare our measurements to a garment you already own and know fits you well to ensure a proper fit.
To help you judge the size, we use a standard size 10 mannequin which has the following measurements:
Height from shoulder to heel: 147cm 58"
Bust: 88cm 35"
Waist: 63cm 25"
Hips: 90cm 35.5 "
Shoulders: 39cm 15.5"
If you fall in love with something that doesn’t quite fit, remember that vintage items can usually be altered to make them perfect for you. A small investment to have it properly tailored to your body can make the difference of looking like a hand-me-down to looking like it’s tailor-made.