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 elegant ivory cream wool vintage Sonia Rykiel 2pc skirt suit. If you have never owned a Sonia Rykiel garment, you will become an instant fan once you do! Sonia Rykiel designed some of our favorite jackets and this suit has one that can be worn with so many different pieces already in your wardrobe!
The longline,collarless jacket is has deep v-neck opening, curved hemline, and the shoulders are structured with shoulder pads. The front of the jacket is secured with 6 gold tone signature SR buttons and there are two small pockets with the same gold tone buttons keeping the pocket closed. The cuffs of the sleeves have functional button closures with a small break at the end of the cuffs. The back of the jacket has a raised center seam as well as side seams.
The skirt is a classic pencil style skirt with a back gold tone button and a center seam metal zipper.
This suit is fully lined and was made in France of 100% Wool.
Labeled size 40 jacket and 42 skirt, wee estimate this suit would best fit a modern size 8. Please only use actual measurements when determining fit online. Manufacturers use many different standards for sizing so it's impossible to give a size number that everyone will agree on! Measurements are the most accurate way to decide if something will fit you properly.
CONDITION: Very Good to Excellent - a couple of very small pin dot spots found.
SLEEVE LENGTH: 24"
SHOULDERS: 16 1/2"
LENGTH FROM SHOULDER: 29"
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.