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 bright, sunny yellow Escada fine new wool skirt suit is such a perfect Spring outfit that can even carry you into summer! The boxy jacket has a ribbed pointed notch-collar and closes with 4 buttons down the center front. We love the really unique geometric seams along the waistband of the blazer that give it such a great look. There are two small functional deep pockets along the front of the hips and the shoulders are nicely structured with shoulder pads.
The pencil skirt has a tiered hem and a double button back closure with a metal zipper along the center seam. Both pieces of this beautiful suit are fully lined in 100% rayon. Made in W. Germany of 100% New Wool. L The jacket is labeled a size 40 and the skirt is a size 38, but we estimate this would best fit a modern 8/10. Please review all of the measurements to assure the best fit!
JACKET: BUST: 40" WAIST: 36" SLEEVE LENGTH: 23" SHOULDERS: 18" LENGTH FROM NAPE OF NECK: 24"
SKIRT: WAIST: 28" HIPS: 38" LENGTH: 23"
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.