How we measure
There’s nothing more annoying than buying vintage online that immediately turns out to be too small or too big as soon as you open the package. Because each vintage garment is unique and rarely has a size label, we measure each item for you.You can find the modern day measurements (measured laying flat) in our webshop next to each item. Below you can see how and what we measure. Make to take your own measurements with a measuring tape, but also those of a similar, well-fitting piece of clothing from your collection for comparison.
- Shoulder to Shoulder – measured flat from shoulder to shoulder
- Bust – measured flat across the chest, from armpit to armpit, times two.
- Waist – measured flat at the narrowest part of the waist, times two.
- Length – measured flat from the neck to the hemline.
- Hip – measured flat, this is the widest part (please measure several times and work with the largest measurements)
We also use an indication size, this way you can quickly see if the item is in your size range to begin with. To do this we measure the waist (garment lying flat) times two.
XXS = 60 cm waist
XS = 65 cm waist
S = 70 cm waist
M = 75 cm waist
L = 80 cm waist
XL = 85 cm waist
Still not Sure?
Are you not sure about the measurements of a garment or how to measure you own size. Have someone else measure you or click on the ‘Ask about item’ button for more information. You can also view this video tutorial.