Tip: Buy Dress, coat, or suit by bust measurement.
Measure around the fullest part of the bust, keeping your elbows tucked down toward your sides.
Bend to one side to find the natural crease of your waist. Measure across at this point.
Stand with your feet together, measure around fullest part of your hips and rear.
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Size chart for ladies and measuring guidelines
Measurements on this size chart are body measurements.
The sizes we have available in our shop do not go hand in hand with the standard sizes today as we do sell true vintage pieces, and the sizes back in the day were a bit smaller which means that the sizes here on our size chart as well are a bit smaller than usual, so make sure you check your measurements on the size chart as well! All the measurements on this size chart are body measurements to make sure you allow a bit extra room to be able to move in your garment. Ladies ear in 1950s was really figure hugging and fit tightly, so if you’d want a true 50’s style figure add +3cm on bust, approx +2 cm on waist and about +3cm on hips on the top of the measurements on the size chart to get the best possible fit. If you on the other hand prefer looser fit you probably want to size up. See all the measurements and detail on each item’s description and compare them to your own before ordering!!
HOW TO MEASURE YOURSELF:
Bust: Measured around the fullest part of your bust (over your bra) and under your armpits. Do not take tight measurement on this. In case of swimwear, you need to measure on your bare skin.
Under bust: Right beneath your bust. This doesn't correspond to your bra size!
Waist: Measured around the thinnest part of your waist, near your belly button, just above your hip.
Hips: Measured around the fullest part of your hips and your buttocks with your legs against each other, while wearing underwear or shapewear if you wish. Do not take tight measurement on this.
Mens sizing chart with standard sizes