Visitors carries a variety of clothing across eras. For this reason, we recommend checking the measurements provided on each individual listing.
Below, you will find sizing guides from over the decades to help you determine how these measurements might compare to contemporary clothing industry standards. We recommend measuring one of your favourite garments at home, and comparing the measurements to an item in the shop, to help determine how it might fit on your body.
We hope that people of all genders and body types can find something that looks good and feels good on them. We acknowledge that the clothing industry defines sizes and styles within standards that are inconsistent, rooted in gender norms, and sometimes, they come across as either questionable or unnecessary. We hope that these resources will provide assistance in determining if a piece is right for you, but recognize that these charts are not perfect. If you have any questions or would like to provide feedback, please contact us or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Taking Your Measurements
1. NECK SIZE
Place the measuring tape around the base of your neck, where it meets your shoulders, and measure the circumference. For a looser fitting collar, place a finger between your neck and the measuring tape.
Ask a friend to help you take this measurement. First, bend your elbow, and place your hand on your hip. Starting from the back of your shoulder, from the middle point of the back of your neck, measure straight over the shoulder, to the elbow, and then down to your wrist bone.
3. CHEST WIDTH / BUST SIZE
Place the measuring tape beneath your armpits, and measure around the widest part of your chest or the fullest part of your bust. While measuring, keep the tape level, relax without holding your breath, and try not to pull too tightly. When fitting for a bra or bustier, also take a measurement just under your bust.
Place the measuring tape around your natural waistline, close to your bellybutton (about an inch above your navel). Relax, exhale, and take your measurement. Make sure not to pull the tape too tight—it may help to place one finger between the measuring tape and your body.
Place the measuring tape around your hips. The hip should be measured at its fullest part (about 8 inches below your waist).
Standing with your legs straight, in front of a mirror, place the measuring tape at your groin. Keep the tape straight, and measure from your groin down to your ankle bone. Ask a friend to help with taking this measurement or try taking it from a pair of pants with your preferred leg length.
Women's dresses, jackets, coats and blouses – International sizes
According to sizeguide.net "this table is for converting between American, Italian, British, French, German, Russian and Japanese women’s sizes, for dresses, jackets, coats and blouses. Simply find your size in the chart to see the corresponding size for the other international size systems. The British sizes are also used in Australia and New Zealand. The French sizes are also used in Belgium, Spain and Portugal. The German sizes are also used in Austria, Netherlands, Switzerland, Sweden, Denmark and Norway."
|S-M-L||USA||UK / AU / NZ||Italy||France||Germany||Japan||Russia|
|XL / 1X||14||18||50||46||44||19||52|
|1X / 2X||16||20||52||48||46||21||54|
Women's dresses, jackets, coats – US sizes
Pattern sizes - DuBarry / Woolworth (1931-1955)
|5'3"–5'6" tall, average: bust (3" < hips), waist (9" < hips)|
|5'2½"–5'6½" tall, average bust, average back|
|5'3½" - 5'8" tall|
Men's suit jackets, blazers and coats - International Sizes
Men's pants - International Sizes
Men's pants dress shirt sizes - International Sizes
According to sizeguide.net, "American dress shirt sizes have two size numbers. The first is your neck size, and the other is your sleeve length, both in inches. European dress shirts however only have one size number, for the neck size, and standard sleeve lengths. This chart converts between American and European neck sizes."
|System||Dress shirt sizes, neck size|
Men's US letter sizes – XS to XXXL
|Men’s size standards – US letter sizes|
|13-13 1/2||14-14 1/2||15-15 1/2||16-16 1/2||17-17 1/2||18-18 1/2||19-19 1/2|
|31 1/2-32||32 1/2-33||33 1/2-34||34 1/2-35||35 1/2-36||36-36 1/2||36 1/2-37|