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 such a fun vintage 1980's shorts outfit from Jeanne Marc. The outfit comes with a fitted V neck jacket and a pair of high waisted shorts. The jacket is in a textured cotton multi-colored grid line print in bold colors including turquoise blue, purple, red, and white. There are flattering seams along the front and back, and red cotton piping. There is a small buttoned breast pocket along the bust seam as well as shallow slit pockets at the hips. The buttons are a beautiful pearlescent red and the gathered shoulders are structured with shoulder pads. We especially love the leg of mutton style sleeves!
The black cotton shorts are also piped in red and are very high waisted with a buttoned waistband opening that is secured with flat hook and eyes. There is a metal zipper down the center front for opening and the back of the waistband is elastic.
This great vintage outfit was made in the USA of 100% Cotton with 65% Polyester and 35% Cotton lining.
The jacket is labeled size 4/6 and the shorts are labeled size 8/10. We estimate this would best fit a modern size 6 jacket with 8/10 bottoms.
CONDITION: Excellent overall- Minor wear to back waistband of shorts.
JACKET: BUST: 36" WAIST: 30" SLEEVE LENGTH: 24" SHOULDERS: 15" LENGTH FROM NAPE OF NECK: 19 1/2"