Size & Fit Guide
Often, vintage items come to us without labels or with outdated sizing details. To help you best determine fit, we specifically measure the bust, waist, and hip for every One-of-a-Kind and vintage garment sold on ModCloth. Look under the 'Measurements' tab to find this info!
How to Measure a Garment
Choose a garment that you already own and that fits you well. Then, lay it flat and measure across the front. Compare your findings with your desired vintage item's measurements.
Measure the entire length of the inner leg, from top to ankle.
Measure flat across the garment's front, just under the arms.
Measure the narrowest part of the garment. For pants and skirts: Measure the top of the garment.
Measure the widest part
of a garment (below the waistline).
For dresses & tops: Measure from the top of the shoulder to the bottom of the garment. For pants & skirts: Measure from the waist to the bottom of the garment.
Wrap a measuring tape around the fullest part of your breasts, making sure to keep the tape parallel to the ground. This measurement determines your bust size.
Wrap a measuring tape around your natural waistline, making sure to keep the tape parellel to the ground. This determines your waist measurement.
Wrap a measuring tape around the fullest part of your hips, making sure to keep the tape parallel to the ground. This determines your hip measurement.
How We Provide Size Recommendations
Meet two of our fit models! These ladies' measurements correspond to our size chart for a standard size Small and Medium. They try on every garment we carry and, based on how each item fits, help us determine if it runs true to size, small, large, or has an oversized fit. We also consider fit for different builds and body types. Look on each item's page and 'Details' to find this info!
|Dress:||Small or 2|
|Top:||Small or 2|
|Bottom:||Small or 2|
|Dress:||Medium or 6|
|Top:||Medium or 6|
|Bottom:||Medium or 8|
It's all in the 'Details.' If we find that an item requires additional sizing info, we'll provide it in that item's 'Details' tab. You can find other descriptive data - like composition, stretch, and washing instructions - there, too!
Peruse the reviews! See what others have to say about the items you love. You can peep pics and read reviews left by fellow shoppers with similar measurements to find out how it might work for you!
Coat Warmth Scale
More “fashion” than "function." Most appropriate for indoors and warmer weather.
ExamplesShop Light Coats »
Unlined blazers, boleros, sequined jackets.
Lightweight outerwear. Suitable for mild weather or for layering looks.
ExamplesShop Cozy Coats »
Denim jackets, heavier vests, open-sleeved capes.
Mid-weight outerwear for chilly weather, but may require layering for colder days.
ExamplesShop Warm Coats »
Lighter-weight pea coats, hooded jackets.
Mid-weight to heavier outerwear. Suitable for cooler fall or moderate winter weather.
ExamplesShop Warmer Coats »
Heavier tweed jackets, wool blend coats.
Our heaviest outerwear. Seasonally appropriate for winter weather, so let it snow!
ExamplesShop Warmest Coats »
Fully lined down/wool coats, poly-fill parkas.