Not every item correlates with the label that is marked on the piece. So we decided to hand measure each item and provide our experienced opinion on what size it is best suited to.
We start by measuring the chest size of tops from one armpit to another (pit to pit).
We then measure the length of the top by starting at the shoulder seem and we run this to the bottom of the piece. (Many vintage sites will measure from the back of the neck to the base of the top. We decided not to follow this format as it doesn't always provide the most accurate representation of the length.)
Below is a picture of how we do it.
Firstly we measure the width of the bottoms around the waistband.
Secondly we take the length measurement by measuring from the hip down to the ankle.
All items are layed out flat when measuring and are all taken in inches.