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How To Measure

Learn How To Measure Vintage ClothingAuthentic Vintage Clothing, How To Guide, Vintage Dresses

How do I measure Vintage Clothing so that I know it will fit me?
Please note all items are laid flat and measured to the fullest fit, then multiplied by 2 (X2). For example, a ladies dress is laid on a flat surface. Then measure from underarm seam to underarm seam, X2 for the bust size. Do the same for the waist and hips. For the length of the dress, hold the measuring tape, at the point where the shoulder seam and collar seam meet, then measure straight down to the bottom, this gives you the length measurement. For the sleeve length, measure the outside (top edge, not underarm) from the shoulder seam to the cuff. Please measure a similar garment of yours that currently fits comfortably, and compare the measurements. Please note that you will need 'ease' or 'moving around room' between your measurements and those of the garment so that the garment will fit and you can move easily.

Please use the following chart to compare measurements of the garment laying on a flat surface, and measured to the fullest.

Please note: measure your clothing NOT your body. I measure the dimension of the garment, and you will need to consider what size you would want the item to be to fit well on you. (So, for instance, you would have trouble with it being tight if you were the same size as the garment).

Size Chart, How To Measure


A – Bust is measured across the front from underarm seam to underarm seam. Items with a very fitted bust or boning are measured all the way around at the bustline.
B – Waist is measured from side seam to side seam at the waist seam, or at the smallest part of the waist if there is no waist seam.
C – Hip is measured from side seam to side seam about 8”-9” below the waist.
D – Length is measured from the top of the shoulder seam to the bottom hemline.

PLEASE NOTE: Your bra size is NOT your bust size on a garment of clothing!

The example image below is on a model, but the clothing is measured laid on a FLAT surface!


Measuring Vintage Clothing


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