We offer a large selection of designers and manufacturers that span the 20th and early 21st century. Sizing varies greatly, so we have outlined our measuring and size estimating process.
The best way to know if a vintage item will fit you is to take a garment that fits you well, similar to the one you are interested in purchasing, and measure it the way we measure ours.
We lay all garments flat and measure as follows*:
BUST - under arm to under arm across the front and then double that measurement.
Measure the WAISTBAND, widest part of the HIPS, widest part of the THIGH on one leg and width of the CUFF, then double those measurements
WAIST - find the smallest part of the garment if there isn't an obvious seam for the waist and measure across and then double that measurement.
LENGTH - Measure from the top of the waistband to the bottom of the cuff along the side seam.
HIPS - Find the largest part of the hip area and measure flat, then double that measurement.
RISE - Measure from the crotch to the top of the waistband.
LENGTH - from the nape of the neck or the top of the shoulders, depending on the style of garment. We will measure to the waist when applicable, so that you can determine if it will fit your torso, and then a waist down measurement.
INSEAM - Measure from the crotch to the bottom of the cuff along the inside seam.
SLEEVES - measure from the top of the shoulder seam to the end of the sleeve. When we think that the arm opening is particularly small, we will provide that measurement as well.**
*Fabrics with stretch will have some give, we will try to mention the range of measurements that will fit comfortably.
**With dolman sleeves, the size is an estimation based on the waist as the body seamlessly joins the sleeve.
Feel free to email us with specific questions about specific measurements that we may not have included that you need to know in order to feel confident about your purchase. If you have a particularly long torso, short legs, long arms, etc.. we can help you determine whether or not a garment will work for your body.SaveSaveSave
This is a such a fun deep fuchsia or magenta pink dress designed by Norma Walters in the 1980's. We discovered Norma Walters years ago when we bought a high end estate of mainly 1980's clothing. The woman owned many Norma Walters pieces along with her European designer collection. We instantly fell in love with Norma Walter's designs and the quality of workmanship in her pieces. The details are always unique and this dress is a good example of that!
The long sleeve top has long ribbed sleeves, and there is lovely pleating detail at the shoulders, which continues all the way down to the hem. This makes the dress look like it has a vest over an under layer. The skirt has two slits, an elastic waistband and pleating detail on the front right and back left side. The shoulders are nicely structured with shoulder pads.
This dress has no closures and it is made of 100% Wool. Labeled a size 6, and we estimate this would best fit a modern 6 as well.
You are getting two great separates with this outfit that can be worn together or on their own! We know that once you own something she designed, you will become a passionate Norma Walters fan!
BUST: 36" WAIST: 34" HIPS: 40" SLEEVE LENGTH: 22" SHOULDERS: 17" LENGTH OF TOP: 22" LENGTH OF SKIRT: 29" FULL LENGTH: 51" LENGTH OF SLITS: 15"
In order to best determine fit, measure yourself or a garment that fits you well. Compare those measurements to those on the item description.
All of our pieces have been professionally cleaned and arrive ready to wear.