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 a sensational little black dress designed by Gianni Versace for Gianni Versace Couture. We have documented Eva Herzigova modeling this dress on the Milan runway in Versace's Autumn/Winter 1995/96 show. You can find the runway show here (cut to 3:20 to see how incredible the dress looks on Eva when she takes the coat off!)
In classic Versace style, this is no ordinary LBD! It has a plunging V neck in the front and back, with a small inverted V detail in the back. The sleeveless dress has straps that cut back sharply for a well tailored look, as well as a hidden built-in bra for more structure.
Versace knew how to design the perfect black dress, and this is one of those pieces that everyone needs in their closets - it will be your go-to dress for cocktail parties and dinner dates!
The dress is black wool and is lined in rayon with a side zipper closure. It was never worn, and has the original Gianni Versace Couture tags attached. The style name is 'Donna Dress'.
The dress is labeled a size 40 which is approximately a US size 4. It's always hard to speculate size because different manufacturers use different guidelines. So we always encourage our clients to use the measurements provided for the best fit!
There is a slight amount of stretch to the dress so there is a little bit of room in the measurements and the dress is meant to be worn fitted, so you can decide how tight you would like it to be!
LENGTH from top of shoulders: 41"
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.