When you're shopping at EVELLON Vintage, it's always the best to follow the actual garment measurements listed with each piece, rather than rely on a size tag. Clothing and Sizing has changed from decade to decade and differs from brand to brand. We have carefully measured each item for you and have translated that to suggested modern size equivalents.
Please keep in mind that clothing shown on models or mannequins may be pinned to show proper fit. For accurate sizing, you can either measure yourself or measure a similar garment that you already own, using it as a point of reference. For detailed instructions on how we measure our clothing, how to measure yourself and the modern size guide we follow, see below.
HOW WE MEASURE A GARMENT
- All measurements are taken in inches with the garment lying flat.
- Bust, waist and hip measurements are doubled.
- If an item has elastic, we give a measurement range, from flat to the garment comfortably stretched.
- When a measurement is listed as “free”, it means that the garment is roomy and will fit a range of sizes.
Shoulder: From shoulder seam to shoulder seam.
Sleeve Length: From shoulder seam to sleeve cuff. Cuff: Across Cuff lying flat, then doubled
Bust: From one armpit to the other, then doubled.
Waist: Across the smallest point of the waist, then doubled.
Hips: Across the fullest part of the hips, usually 7-9 inches below the waist, then doubled.
Length: From the top of the garment to the hem.
Inseam: For shorts and pants, the entire length of the inner leg, from crotch seam to hem.
Rise: For pants, the waist to the crotch seam.
- Measure yourself with a soft garment measuring tape
- Once you have your measurements, you can add an inch or two for fit. This part is up to you and really depends on your desired fit.
Bust: Measure around the fullest part of your bust. If you plan to wear a bra with the item, measure yourself with your bra on.
Waist: Measure around the smallest part of your waist, directly above the belly button and below the ribcage.
Hips: Measure around the fullest part of your hips, standing with your feet close together.
MODERN SIZE CHART (IN INCHES)
SHOE CONVERSION CHART
How We Define Item Conditions
New - Deadstock or NEW Vintage or Pre-loved items
Excellent - Almost as new, with the assumption that it's been worn before or with very little signs of wear, simply excellent quality as for vintage.
Good - typical vintage product showing all sorts of wear marks, which depending on the item, can be specified in bracket, eg: Condition: GOOD (little pull on the fabric)
Fair - vintage items has visible signs of wear, mostly items before 1930
Please let us know, if you need any help with size or condition.