Our Commitment To Clothes Sizing

We love vintage fashion. We hate sizing clothes. There. We said it, and we’ll say it again!

Do you know what would help? Universal standards that everyone adheres to. Do you know what doesn’t exist? Universal standards that everyone adheres to. And you know who suffers most? You! The lovely people who want to look fly wearing their clothes. Vintage or otherwise.

Since we are a tiny boutique, there’s only so much we can do, but there is no reason for being lazy when it comes to body measurement & clothes sizing. We ignore the size on the label of every garment we sell and measure them as outlined below. And we show all these measurements on our product pages. And if that wasn’t enough, we also include the body measurements, as well as the heights of our models. So, you KNOW what you’re getting!

But you’re not exactly sure how to measure yourself? We’ve got that covered too, because clothes sizing starts with body measurement.

Body Measurement Guide

Proper Body Measurement

Proper sizing begins with correct body measurement. So, this is why we provide all our models’ information with every garment that we sell.

If you don’t know your body measurements yet, though, that’s no big deal. All you need is our handy guide below and a tape measure. A second pair of hands may help, but it’s not necessary.

When measuring, make sure the tape measure has the lowest number facing up and not twisted or crooked. Do not apply a lot of pressure with the tape measure because this would compress your body and distort the actual measurement. Also, don’t have it too loose, so there is a lot of slack. Correct body measurement is all about accuracy.

There are no good or bad body measurements, just your measurements. The provided measurements are only there for your convenience.

1BustThe bust is the widest part of your chest. To correctly measure it, you put the tape measure around your chest, over your breasts. Your bust size is the place where both ends of your tape measure meet. Though be sure not to apply too much pressure with the tape measure, as this may distort your actual size. Importantly, you need to wear your bra for a correct measurement. If you wear one in your day-to-day life. However, make sure it’s not one that boosts your cup size.

2WaistThe waist is the narrowest part of your torso before your body transitions into the hips. Wrap the tape measure around your waist tightly enough where there is no slack, but not applying pressure onto your body.

3HipsThe hips are the widest part of your body below the waist. Wrap the tape measure around your hips and take the number of where both ends meet.

Clothes Measuring Guides

Similarly to our body measurement guide, all you need to measure your clothes is a simple tape measure.

Clothes Sizing Top/Sweater/Cardigan/Jacket

1ShouldersTurn the item around, and lay it on a flat surface, revealing the back. Put the tape measure where the shoulder joins the sleeve and where the slope of the fabric changes. This may or may not be where the sleeve is attached to the top, so be sure that it’s in the correct position. Not all tops have shoulders.

2SleeveThe sleeve is easy. Lay your garment flat with the sleeve stretched out in its natural flattened shape. Follow the seam from the base of the garment to the tip of the sleeve. Not all tops have sleeves.

3BustLay the item flat on its back and measure from side to side on its widest part. If it’s not discernibly wider at any point, measure from armpit to armpit where the sleeve’s lower seam meets the top or sweater.

4LengthThe length encompasses the longest part from the top of the garment to the bottom. Lay the garment flat and measure top to bottom. If the garment has a collar, measure outside of the collar. If it has spaghetti straps, then the straps are part of the length of the garment. Likewise, if it is strapless, measure the greatest straight distance you can find on the garment.

Clothes Sizing Dress

1ShouldersLay item flat and straight, back side up. Put tape measure on the edge of the spot where the shoulder joins the sleeve where the slope of the fabric changes. This may not be where the sleeve is attached to the top, so be sure that it’s in the correct position. Not all dresses have shoulders.

2SleeveThe sleeve is easy. Lay your garment flat with the sleeve stretched out in its natural flattened shape. Follow the seam from the base of the garment to the tip of the sleeve. Not all dresses have sleeves.

3BustLay the item flat on its back and measure from side to side on its widest part. If it’s not discernibly wider at any point, measure from armpit to armpit where the sleeve’s lower seam meets the dress.

4WaistThe waist is the narrowest part of the torso, below the bust. On the flat garment, measure from side to side on this narrowest part. If the dress has no discernible waist, then the waist is the same width as the bust.

5HipsThe lower part of the dress below the waist is called the skirt. The hips of the dress are the widest part of the skirt. Lay the garment flat and measure the hips from side to side in a straight line. Many dresses do not have discernible hips. In such a case, do not measure hips.

6LengthThe length encompasses the longest part from the top of the garment to the bottom. Lay the garment flat and measure top to bottom. If the garment has a collar, measure outside of it. If it has spaghetti straps, then the straps are part of the length of the garment. Likewise, if it is strapless, measure the greatest straight distance you can find on the garment, top to bottom.

Clothes Sizing Skirt

1WaistLay the skirt flat and measure along the edge of the waistband, from side to side.

2HipsThe hips are the widest part of the skirt above the knee, but below the waist. Lay the garment flat and measure the hips from side to side in a straight line: Many skirts do not have discernible hips. In such a case, do not measure the hips.

3LengthThe length encompasses the longest part from the top of the skirt to the bottom. Lay the garment flat and measure top to bottom.

Clothes Sizing Pants/Shorts

1WaistLay the pants or shorts flat and measure along the edge of the waistband from side to side.

2HipsThe hips are the widest part below waist before the legs slope off. Lay the garment flat and measure the hips from side-to-side in a straight line. Many pants and shorts do not have discernible hips. In such a case, do not measure or note the hips.

3InseamThe inseam is the seam that runs along the inside of your pant leg from the crotch to the bottom of the pants or shorts. Lay the item flat and put the tape measure along the length of the inside of the leg.

Clothes Sizing Jumpsuit/Onesie

1ShouldersLay item flat and straight, back side up. Put tape measure on the edge of the spot where the shoulder joins the sleeve where the slope of the fabric changes. This may not be where the sleeve is attached to the top, so be sure that it’s in the correct position.  Not all jumpsuits have shoulders.

2SleeveThLay your garment flat with the sleeve stretched out in its natural flattened shape. Follow the seam from the base of the garment to the tip of the sleeve. Not all jumpsuits have sleeves.

3BustLay the item flat on its back and measure from side-to-side on its widest part. If there is no clearly discernible point that is wider than the rest of the jumpsuit, just measure from armpit to armpit. From where the sleeve’s lower seam meets the body.

4WaistLay the garment flat and measure along the edge of the waistband, from side to side.

5HipsThe hips are the widest part below waist before the legs slope off. Lay the garment flat and measure the hips from side-to-side in a straight line: Many jumpsuits do not have discernible hips. In such a case, do not measure or note the hips.

6InseamThe inseam is the seam that runs along the inside of the pant leg of the jumpsuit. From the crotch down to the bottom of the jumpsuit. Lay the item flat and put the tape measure along the entire length of the inside the leg.

7LengthThe length encompasses the longest part from the top of the garment to the bottom. Lay the garment flat and measure top to bottom. If the garment has a collar, measure outside of the collar.

Clothes Sizing Body/Leotard

1ShouldersLay item flat and straight, back side up. Put tape measure on the edge of the spot where the shoulder joins the sleeve where the slope of the fabric changes. This may not be where the sleeve is attached to the top, so be sure that it’s in the correct position. Not all bodies have shoulders.

2SleeveLay your garment flat with the sleeve stretched out in its natural flattened shape. Follow the seam from the base of the garment to the tip of the sleeve. Not all bodies have sleeves.

3BustLay the item flat on its back and measure from side-to-side on its widest part. If there is no discernable point, measure from armpit to armpit where the sleeve’s lower seam meets the body.

4LengthThe length encompasses the longest part from the top of the garment to the bottom part where the pant leg would otherwise start. Lay the garment flat and measure top to bottom. If the garment has a collar, measure outside of the collar. If it has spaghetti straps, then the straps are part of the length of the garment.

Tiny Parrot Size Chart

Size XXS XS S M L XL XXL 3XL 4XL
Bust cm 76 80 84 88 92 96 100 104 110 116 122 128 134 140 146 152
Waist cm 60 64 68 72 76 80 85 90 96 102 108 114 121 128 135 142
Hips cm 84 88 92 96 99 102 105 108 113 118 123 128 134 140 146 152