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 incredible vintage 1980's Louis Feraud blouse is in a sublime red silk satin and features pretty ruffles and ties. This top has just the right amount of drama with a ruffled collar and red ball buttons down the center front for closure. Each sleeve has three strips of ruffles going from the shoulders down to the cuffs, which have ties that can be bows or simple knots. This is the kind of blouse that adds depth to a wardrobe and it can be worn with so many separates from jeans to evening skirts!
This blouse was originally purchased with a black ruffled skirt which we have available on our site. We love vintage Louis Féraud pieces and love the luxe colors he used, which were inspired by his native Provence. Louis Féraud was a French fashion designer who started designing in the 1950's and really became well known worldwide when Brigitte Bardot wore one of his dresses to the Cannes Film Festival!
"Fashion is an opportunity to be chic, to conspire between reality and desire." Louis Feraud.
Made in W. Germany in the 1980's.
We don't use size numbers and find that measurements are much more reliable. Please review the measurements provided here for the most accurate fit! Fits a size M.
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.