Great article Cause you know your friend is a total lost cause on this vintage game!!! Love it!
Beyond Retro garments are vintage items unless stated and can vary from the standardised clothing sizes of today. Our garment measurements are taken in inches with the item laid flat to make sure that when they reach you, they fit you like a charm! As it is essential that you know your measurements, please see below our top tips for getting your particulars right.
One of the most important things to remember is never buy a vintage sewing pattern according to it's size number. Modern sizing and vintage sizing are two very different things. When buying a vintage pattern don't buy based on the size printed on the envelope
We carry a fabulous array of retro-inspired frocks from an assortment of designers and all with their own sizing chart. We want you to find the perfect fit, so we put together this nifty little guide to help you be your most fabulous self! In a mirror, check that tape is perfectly horizontal and does not droop in any area. Place end of tape at widest part of hip for some, the widest part is where your hips stick out and for others it where your booty sticks out.
All of our items are vintage and may already contain clothing size labels. We source our stock from around the world, so although our store is UK based, the sizing on the labels may relate to the standard clothing sizes of other countries and could be outdated due to their vintage nature. If the converted sizing differs to that stated on the physical label, we will do our best to advise the most suitable sizing in accordance with current size charts within the description.
Great blog Jessica! People shouldnt squeeze themselves in clothes which or too small. A good fit is much more flattering and make look slimmer.
Shoppers know well the frustration that comes with vintage sizes: those innocuous little numbers or letters you find on labels that vary from meaningless to distressing and are generally no help in determining whether something will fit you. Companies that offered mail order introduced standardised sizing quite early and their catalogue charts are helpful guides. This one is from The Mutual Store:. You can see it goes up to size XOS: a modern size 20 — proof that not everyone was tiny back then!
Marilyn Monroe was NOT a size She was a size 8. Let me clarify, by s sizing Marilyn Monroe was a size 14, which would be a size 8 in modern ready —to-wear sizing.