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Vintage Sizing Charts

We at Vintage Swank have put together these comprehensive sizing charts to help you in purchasing vintage clothing that will fit you perfectly. You will find sizing information for both Men's, Women's and Children's clothing as well as various accessories like shoes, hats and gloves. If you have any questions regarding sizing, please contact us.

How We Measure

All off our items are measured for accuracy in sizing. The items are placed on the floor and measured according to the specific measurement being taken. All measurement are done in inches and sizes are US. We are happy to make additional measurements on any item upon request.

Note: To convert the measurements listed to metric, multiply the inches by 2.54 for the measurement in centimeter.
1 inch = 2.54 centimeter

Women's Vintage Clothing Conversion Chart - pre 1970s

Modern

4

6

8

10

12

14

16

18

Bust

33½

34½

35½

36½

38

39½

41½

43

Waist

25

26

27

28

29½

31

32½

34½

Hips

35½

36½

37½

38½

40

41½

43

45

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vintage

12

14

16

18

20

40

42

44

Bust

30

32

34

36

38

40

42

44

Waist

25

26

28

30

32

34

36

38

Hips

33

35

37

39

41

43

45

47½

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Note: This chart is to be used as a reference guide and not an exact sizing chart. This will help you to determine the difference between vintage clothing sizes and toady's clothing sizes. We strongly recommend using exact measurements as your true guide to sizing. We do not list vintage sizes in our listings; we only use exact measurements.
Women's Clothing

Size

Bust (Cup)

Waist

Hips

Dress Size

X-Small

30 - 32 (A - B)

20 - 23

32 - 34

2

Small

32-34 (A - B)

23 - 25

34 - 36

4 -6

Medium

34-37 (B - C)

25 - 28

36 - 39

8 -10

Large

37-40 (C)

28 - 31

39 - 41

12 - 14

X-Large

40-43 (C)

31 - 34

41 - 44

16 - 18

         

How to determine your size:

  • Bust: Measure across fullest part of your bust, under your arms and across the shoulder blades. Keep the measuring tape level and parallel to the floor around your back.
  • Waist: Measure around your natural waistline, where you wear your pants. Keep the measuring tape level and parallel to the floor around your waist.
  • Hips: Measure around fullest part of your hips ( about 9" down from natural waistline). the measuring tape level and parallel to the floor around your hips.
Men's Shirts and Jackets

Size

Chest Size

Neck Size

Sleeves

X-Small

30 - 32 inches

13 - 13½ inches

31 - 32 inches

Small

34 - 36 inches

14 - 14½ inches

32 - 33 inches

Medium

38 - 40 inches

15 - 15½ inches

33 - 34 inches

Large

42 - 44 inches

16 - 16½ inches

34 - 35 inches

X-Large

46 - 48 inches

17 - 17½ inches

35 - 36 inches

       

How to determine your shirt and jacket size:

  • Chest: With your arms relaxed at your sides, measure around the fullest part of your chest, keeping the measuring tape level and parallel to the floor around both the chest and ribcage.
  • Neck: Measure around the middle most part of your neck just under the larynx keeping the measuring tape level and parallel to the floor around your neck.
  • Sleeve Length: With your arms relaxed at your side and slightly bent, measure from the center back of your neck, over the point of your shoulder, and down the outside of your arm to your wrist.
Men's Pants

Size

Waist Size

Inseam

Small

29 inch to 31 inch

30 inches

Medium

32 inch to 34 inch

31 inches

Large

34 inch to 36 inch

32 inches

X-Large

36 inch to 38 inch

33 inches

     

How to determine your pant size:

  • Waist: Measure around your natural waistline, where you wear your pants. Keep the measuring tape level and parallel to the floor around your waist.
  • Inseam: Measure inside your leg from the crotch down to top of shoe.
Men's Pajamas

Shirt Size

Chest Size

Weight

Pajama Size

13½ - 14½

32" - 36"

115lbs - 140lbs

Small or A

14½ - 15½

36" - 40"

140lbs - 170lbs

Medium or B

15½ - 16½

40" - 44"

170lbs - 190lbs

Large or C

16½ - 17

44" - 48"

190lbs - 210lbs

X-Large or D

       
Men's and Women's Hats

Size

Measurement

Circumference

Small

6 7/8 to 7 inches

21 7/8 to 22¼ inches

Medium

7 1/8 to 7¼ inches

22 5/8 to 23 inches

Large

7 3/8 to 7½ inches

23 3/8 to 23¾ inches

     

How to determine your hat size:

  1. Measure circumference of head usually about 3/4" above ear Valley, where hat (should be) worn.
  2. Measure tight to 1/8" for accuracy.
Men's and Women's Shoes

Measurement

Women's Size

Men's Size

9 inches

5

9 1/8 inches

4

9¼ inches

6

9 3/8 inches

5

9½ inches

7

9 5/8 inches

6

9&frac34 inches

8

9 7/8 inches

7

10 inches

9

10 1/8 inches

8

10¼ inches

10

10½ inches

10½

9

10&frac34 inches

12

10½

11 inches

13

11½

11¼ inches

14

12½

11½ inches

15½

14

     

How to determine your shoe size:

  1. Measure your foot from heel to the tip of your longest toe. Remember to give yourself a bit of wiggle room for your foot to breath within the shoe. Your current shoe size is also a good hint.
Women's Gloves

Size

Measurement

Small

6½ to 7¼ inches

Medium

7½ to 7¾ inches

Large

8 to 8¾ inches

X-Large

9 to 9¾ inches

   

How to determine your glove size:

  1. Measure around the hand, just below the knuckles, around the palm and make a fist. Do not include the thumb in this measurement.
Women's Stockings and Nylons

Size

Shoe Size

Height

Weight

A (Petite)

3-5

4'11"-5'3"

95-115 lbs

B (Average)

5-7

5'3"-5'7"

115-135 lbs

C (Tall)

7-10

5'7"-6'0"

135-168 lbs

One Size

4-9

5'2"-5'8"

100-140 lbs

1X/2X

10 - 12

5'0" - 5'6"

135 - 210 lbs

3X/4X

12 - 14

5'5" - 5'11"

155 - 225 lbs

Queen/One Size

10-14

5'2"-5'10"

145-215 lbs

       

How to determine if stockings and nylons are your size:

Make a fist and put the toe of the stocking/nylon in your fist. Then wrap the stocking/nylon around your fist. If the heel lines up with the toe then the stockings are your size.
Girl's and Boy's Clothing

Size / Age

Height

Weight

Chest

Waist

Hip

0-6 Months

Up to 25"

Up to 17 lbs

17½"

17¾"

18"

6-12 Months

25"-29"

17-23 lbs

18½"

18½"

19"

12-18 Months

29"-31"

23-27 lbs

19½"

19¼"

20"

18-24 Months

31"-33"

27-30 lbs

20¼"

19¾"

20¾"

2T (2 Years)

33"-36"

30-32 lbs

21"

20¼"

21½"

3T (3 Years)

36"-39"

32-35 lbs

21¾"

20¾"

22¼"

4T (4 Years)

39"-42"

35-41 lbs

22½"

21¼"

23

5T (5 Years)

42"-45"

41-46 lbs

23¾"

22"

24¼"

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