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 stunning vintage Dynasty maxi dress was made in Hong Kong in the late 1960's or early 1970's. The dress is sleeveless and has a slit to the top of the hip. It was originally meant to be worn over trousers or slacks and you can pair it with any pair of slim black pants or loose silk pajama style pants.
The fabric is similar to a raw silk or textured rayon, but there is no content label, and the dress is beautifully quilted. It has psychedelic circles and shapes, in bright golds, greens, purples, blues, pinks and oranges quilted with black thread. The long side slits reveal the beautiful rich salmon lining.
We love these Dynasty vintage tunics at Dressing Vintage and love to pair them with different things to make them contemporary! This gorgeous dress came from the estate of a California female judge who is now 93 years old. We are very fortunate to have acquired her collection of designer pieces which we will be unveiling over the summer.
Excellent condition with one small spot that isn't noticeable when worn! Marked as a vintage size 10, but by the measurements we estimate this to fit a modern day US women's size 8. Please use the measurements to determine fit!