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
Vintage Mommy and Me Mother Daughter Vintage 1950s Matching Skirts
We are fortunate to have two original 1950s vintage Mommy and Me outfits for a mother and daughter! Both outfits are from the same estate. The little girl's outfit here is from the high end 1950s store Countess E. Nemes - Paris, Cairo and San Francisco, and both the blouse and skirt bear that label. The mom must have had her personal seamstress create a skirt to match! This purchase will include the two piece daughter's outfit and the mother's skirt. The blouse is just in the photo to keep the mannequin modest.
The skirts are full circle and made of a heavy pink felt and the little pink blouse is most likely a stretch rayon and has an adorable rose applique to match the skirt's and mother of pearl buttons. Both are from the 1950s and are in excellent condition. Daughter's skirt has button opening and the mother's skirt has a metal zipper. The roses are a little different but I know that the mom's skirt was made in the 1950s to match the daughter's outfit as closely as possible. This estate had very fine children's clothing from the best designers including Schiaparelli! Shown with crinoline slips (not included).
Mom's skirt waist
Mom's skirt length
Daugher's blouse chest
Daughter's skirt waist
Daughter's skirt length
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.