VINTAGE CLOTHING SIZES V MODERN CLOTHING SIZES -|
Vintage clothing is not like modern clothing, the main difference is that unlike modern fabrics most Vintage fabrics are not stretchy, because of this and because of the the way modern retailers size their clothing they do not equate to modern sizing.
To avoid disappointment and receive an item that does not fit take a few minutes to check your measurements, once you have measured your body and checked the measurements in the chart below, you will have your vintage clothing size for items for sale from Rock Follies Vintage. Do not worry if you find it is a different size from the size you buy from the high street.
Regardless of the size shown in the Vintage Garment (if any) we measure each garment and then approximately estimate the size of the garment as listed in the table below, even though we are trying very hard to give you the actual size, please always remember to avoid disappointment compare your personal body measurements with our garment measurements to make sure the item fits properly.
We also offer a measuring service if you can pop in to the shop we will take your measures and then give you a card with your details on which you can keep handy.
We will always try and give you some idea of the fabric composition and advice you if it does have some stretch.
DO YOU KNOW YOUR MEASUREMENTS ?
IF NOT MEASURE BODY, FOLLOWING THE GUIDELINES BELOW
Take a tape measure or use a piece of string and measure against a ruler, make a note of the following measurements.
Bust – Measure under your arms and around the fullest part of your bust
Waist – this is around your middle the smallest part
Hips – This is measured 7 inches (18 cm) down from the waist
Other useful measurements
Nape to back waist – the length from where your head joins your back, straight down to waist
Waist to knee – This is the length from your waist to your knee
Waist to Ground - The length from waist at the side to the ground
Arm length - from the top of your shoulder round a bent arm to wrist
Arm girth – around the widest part of your bicep
Size 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22
BUST 30 32 34 36 38 40 42 44 46
WAIST 22 24 26 28 30 32 34 36 38
HIPS 33 35 37 39 41 43 45 46 48
BUST 76 81 86 91 97 102 107 112 117
WAIST 56 61 66 71 76 81 86 91 96
HIPS 84 89 94 99 104 109 114 119 124
Collar – around your neck
Chest - under your arms around the broadest part of your chest
Waist - around your middle
Inside Leg – hold top of tape at your crotch straight down inside of your leg to the ground
Arm – from the top of your shoulder round a bent arm to wrist