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 an outstanding Valentino silk outfit that includes a pleated skirt, a short sleeve jacket and beaded rope belt.
This outfit was heavily featured on the Valentino Spring Summer 2006 runway and we love it because the pieces are so versatile! You can wear the jacket with other items in your wardrobe and the skirt is fabulous with just a simple top. The jacket has a pink rose exterior and the same blue floral fabric lining as the skirt. The belt alone is worth purchasing as it can be worn with other things you have in your closet. The belt has hot pink double ropes with tassels and a center beaded panel with beads and sequins in a floral pattern.
The blue floral silk skirt has a hook and eye and side zipper for closure and it is fully pleated starting at the hip. The boxy silk jacket style top has rose trim on the front center, collar and edge of the sleeves. The top can be worn open or you can close it with the pretty fabric covered ball buttons.
We love vintage Valentino and this outfit was designed by Valentino Garavani.
We estimate this to fit a modern day US size 4/6 (with smaller hips) but please use the measurements as a guide for the most accurate fit! Size numbers are never the best way to know if something will fit you when purchasing anything online. We suggest you take a skirt you already own that fits you well in a similar style and compare the measurements to the ones provided below.
CONDITION: Overall Excellent with one faint red thin line on jacket
BUST: up to 36"
LENGTH from nape of neck: 18"
WIDTH beaded portion: 4"
LENGTH of beaded portion: 10"
LENGTH of ropes from end to end of tassels: 73"
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.