Our clothes have a label size (S, M, L) as well as specific measurements on each listing. Because we carry many different brands, label sizes are not always consistent, but measurements are. Check both to make sure you're confident in the size you're buying.
For the most part, the sizes listed on our site match the physical labels on each item. If the item has no label, we group it with similarly-sized items based on averages. Occasionally, the label on a piece of clothing will be dramatically inconsistent with most other items of that size. If that happens, we place it where it fits best in the store, but make a note on the listing (“label says L, fits more like S”).
For brand new items, some brands consider XL and 1X to be different sizes, while others do not. This means that the clothing labels are marked (XL, 1X, 2X) instead of (1X, 2X, 3X). We simplify the size range on our site. As a result, if you order a 3X item, it might arrive labeled 2X, or receive a 2X labeled 1X. It doesn’t mean that the wrong size was sent, just that the labels are inconsistent. We apologize for any confusion and will always double-check the sizing of these items before sending them out.
We list the actual measurements of the garment. Some people are familiar with their body measurements for sizing purposes — this is not quite the same thing. The measurements of your clothing need to be slightly bigger than the measurements of your body in order to fit comfortably. We suggest measuring a few pieces of your favorite clothing to compare to items on the site, keeping in mind that some clothes stretch while others don’t.
We measure garments flat because it's easy and fast, even if you're unfamiliar with clothing measurements. If you don't have a flexible tape measure, you can use a regular ruler to do this.
Here is a picture guide to the most common measurements we use.
Pit to Pit
Measure directly from arm pit to arm pit. Start your measurement at the seam lines, and be sure that the garment is completely flat with no wrinkles as you measure.
The length measurement starts at the edge of the neckline and includes any trim or fringe at the hem.
If the front is open, we use a center back measurement instead of center front. Start measuring at the seam of the collar if there is one, or the edge of the neck hole if there is no collar. Also include any fringe or trim at the bottom hem.
Length of a Skirt
Skirts and dresses are measured the same way, starting from the waist or neckline. If a skirt has an asymmetrical or slanted hemline, we take note of the shortest and longest points.
Waist measurements are taken at the opening of skirts. If it has elastic, it is measured without stretching.
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