Size Guide

Welcome to the wacky world of vintage sizing! Vintage is tricky to size because of two reasons:

  1. Dress sizes for men and women have changed drastically over the years . A size 12 in the 1950’s was around a size 6 in modern sizing.

  2. Vintage clothing is sourced worldwide, so the number on the tag may not be American. By modern standards, an American size 2 is an Italian 38. Add in the vintage sizing difference, and you’ve got a whole new confusion.

To combat the confusion of vintage sizing, we operate using current American standard size charts from sizeguide.net which can be found below. We measure every item in our inventory, and size from XS to 4XL using the measurements indicated on the charts.

Gender and sizing:

We chose to gender our shopping categories based on the sometimes extreme differences in mens vs. women’s vintage clothing cuts. However, we want to encourage customers of all gender identities to browse both the men’s and women’s sections. As you know, menswear can flatter femme figures, and we carry plenty of great blouses and dresses that can easily fit a more masculine frame. Feel free to find your US sizing in both the mens and women size charts below, and use them to shop freely about our website. Luckily, accessories don’t require much sizing, so you’ll find those mixed under one tab.

How to read there measurements listed on each item:

Not only do we mark each item’s size in the title, we also measure items meticulously to ensure they fit you the best. Garments are measured flat, and measurements reflect the actual amount of inches the garment is. This is important to note as you generally want your body to be an inch or more less in measurement than the garment itself, to ensure items are not too tight. This is especially true for items with no stretch, and for specific areas of an item such as the chest on suits, or the bust on a blouse. Use your best judgement when comparing your own measurements with the items you’re purchasing. If you have further questions or require additional measurements for an item, please email us at eatitupvintage@gmail.com

How to find your size in Women on EAT IT UP:

To find your size, take your basic measurements and find your number size in the first chart. Then, use your number size to find your letter sizing in the second chart. For instance, if you measure 34 / 27 / 37 on the women’s chart, you’re probably about a medium in our EAT IT UP sizing.

As you may have noticed, your measurements might not fit one standard size on the chart, and that’s totally normal! This serves as only a general guide to finding the pieces that fit you best on our website. To ensure an item will fit you, take fresh measurements and compare them with the specific measurements we list on each item. It’s the best way to go when shopping second hand, and may save you a trip to the tailor.

Women’s Measurement Finder:

 
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Women’s Size Indicator:

 
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How to find your size in Men on EAT IT UP:

To find your size, take your chest and waist measurements and find your corresponding letter size in the chart below. For instance, if you measure 42 / 35 on the men’s chart, you’re probably about a large in our EAT IT UP sizing.

As you may have noticed, your measurements might not fit one standard size on the chart, and that’s totally normal! This serves as only a general guide to finding the pieces that fit you best on our website. To ensure an item will fit you, take fresh measurements and compare them with the specific measurements we list on each item. It’s the best way to go when shopping second hand, and may save you a trip to the tailor.

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