Each of our listings includes a marked size, a “best fit” size, and various measurements. The marked size comes from the garment and should only be used if you are familiar with other items from that brand, and from the same period. The “best fit” size is an estimation based on our experience with the item. In the case that “best fit” covers a range of sizes, we estimate that it will fit anyone within that range, but with a different look, e.g. if an item is marked "best fit" XS-L or "free-size" it will obviously give a more oversized look on those at the smaller end of the spectrum. We find that some items we come across can be worn by a range of sizes and body types.

The measurements are the most accurate tool for gauging the size of an item. These measurements are most useful when compared to the measurements of a similar garment in your wardrobe. Details of how we take various measurements are listed below.

Measurements are taken laid flat.  If you want the full measurement of the bust, hips or waist double our measurements.

Bust: the distance between the armpit seams
Hips: the width of the garment, measured just above the crotch, or a few inches below the waist
Inseam: the length of the inside of the leg, from the crotch seam to the bottom hem. 
Length: For shirts, tops or dresses, this is the distance from the top of the shoulder seam to the bottom hem. For skirts, this is the distance from the top of the waist to the bottom hem. 
Sleeves: the distance from the middle of the neck to the end of the cuff. 
Waist/Waistband: For pants and skirts, this is the top of the garment. For dresses and shirts, this is the narrowest section, between the underarm and crotch, doubled.

Please be aware that we do not accept returns based on fit.  If you have any questions based on the fit of the garment please do not hesitate to contact us.