VINTAGE CLOTHING - HOW WE MEASURE - HOW WE SIZE
Vintage clothing is not like modern clothing, unlike modern fabrics most Vintage fabrics are not stretchy.
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 we sell, do not worry if you find it is a different size from the size you buy from modern retailers.
Regardless of the size shown in the Vintage Garment (if any) we measure it in inches and then size the garment as listed in the table below. So to avoid disappointment compare your personal body measurements with our garment measurements to make sure the item fits properly. We will always try and give you some idea of the fabric composition and advice you if it does have some stretch.
MEASURE YOUR 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 down from the waist
Now check your measurement's on the chart below
to see what size you are for our Vintage Stock
The measurements are in inches:
UK Bust Waist Hips
Size 6 30 22 33
Size 8 32 24 35
Size 10 34 26 37
Size 12 36 28 39
Size 14 38 30 41
Size 16 40 32 42
Size 18 42 34 45
Size 20 44 36 46
Size 22 46 38 50
Take the following measurements
Collar - around your neck loose, 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
Your height will effect the length of jackets and trousers and this is measured as Short, Regular and Long fit.