How to measure your body

Measuring is knowing

Buying online scary?

We carry an amazing and fab range of vintage-inspired fashion from a collection of top retro designers and cute brands from all over the globe, each with their own fit and size chart. We get that shopping online can get a little scary, how to find the perfect fit? Fear no more ladies; we’ll help you! Our detailed measuring guide will help remove any guessing and ensure the most accurate fit possible. So get that measuring tape & measure as follows:

Things to remember before you start:

❥ Use a flexible (fashion) tape measure, no tape measure from the toolbox.

❥ Do not have a measuring tape at hand and can not wait to order that lovely dress? Print out our page and with some cut and paste you have one!

❥ Only wear undergarments and a bra that fits well. Do not measure over your regular clothing, it could differ a full size…

❥ You get the best result if someone else measures you, but if that does not work then stand in front of a mirror so that you can measure as straight as possible.

❥ Stand upright and do not wear shoes.

❥ Slightly stretch the measuring tape around your body, but not so tightly that it pinches. If the measuring tape can still rotate or glide slightly, then it is good! No tape measure? Print it out here!

Don’t Have a Measuring Tape? Print one out HERE!

Measure chest size (A)

Measure your breast size over the fullest part of the breast, usually, this is around the nipple. Pull the measuring tape from the back, under the armpits forward over the fullest part of the chest. Points of attention when measuring your breast size (A):

❥ Measure over the fullest part of the chest

❥ Keep the measuring tape horizontal

❥ Do not pull the measuring tape too tight but do not let it go too loose.

Measure waist size (B)

The narrowest part of your upper body we call your waist or waist. The narrowest part is easy to find by turning your body to one side while keeping your feet in the same spot. Pull the measuring tape from the back, around the waist, around the body. Points of attention when measuring your waist size (B):

❥ Measure over the narrowest part of your waist

❥ Keep the measuring tape horizontal

❥ Do not pull the measuring tape too tight but do not let it get too loose.

Measure hip size (C)

Points to consider when measuring your Hip size C:  

❥ Measure your hip size over the widest part of your lower body.

❥Stand upright with your feet slightly apart and lift the measuring tape from the back of your spheres to the point where your thighs are the widest.

❥ Measure over the widest part of your hip  

❥ Keep the measuring tape horizontal  

❥ Do not pull the measuring tape too tight but do not let it go too loose.

Measure trouser and skirt length (D1)

You measure the length of the pants to know if a pair of pants is long enough. This size is difficult to measure yourself. First find your waist, which can easily be tied around your narrowest waist with the help of a string or an elastic band. Most of our pants & skirts are high waisted, so ir is safe to take the smallest part of your waist or just above your belly button. Then measure the length of the pants from your waist, straight down to your ankles. For the skirt length proceed in the same way. 

Pants length from inside thigh (D2)

Where possible we also give the inside length on trousers. Here too you can tie a piece of string or rubber band around the highest part of your leg to help you. Stand upright and measure from your inner thigh (or the string) to the ankles

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