Fit Guide

Here at Birthday Life Vintage, we're real sticklers for accurate measurements! We want you to shop with confidence, and be able to wear what you've ordered - fancy that!

To determine if something from Birthday Life Vintage will fit you, you can either
(a) take your exact measurements using a soft tape measure (or string and ruler if you don't have one) while wearing a slip or unpadded bra
(b) compare the measurements provided in a listing with something of similar shape in your closet - just make sure it's something you feel fierce in!

Fit Guide How to Measure Womens Clothing


Shoulders - seam to seam
Bust - measured from pit to pit with garment laid flat, then doubled
Waist - measured at smallest point of waist with garment laid flat, then doubled
Hips - measured 9" below natural waist with garment laid flat, then doubled
Sleeve Length - top of shoulder seam to sleeve hem (or from underarm seam to sleeve hem, when specified)
Length - mid-shoulder to hem
Bodice - mid-shoulder to natural waist
Inseam - crotch to hem
Rise - natural waist to crotch


We also make it easy for you to search for items in your size range! This is simply to give you an idea of the garment's size - you'll still need to compare the measurements provided in the listing to your measurements.

xx-small: up to 22" waist
x-small: 23-24" waist
small: 25-27" waist
medium: 28-31" waist
large: 32-35" waist
x-large: 36"+ waist