'How and Where to Measure' Sizing Information
Clothing items are shown with a size to fit. Once you click the link to Calle Modista's Etsy shop you will find further information, including more size to fit measurements, and also 'garment laid flat measurements' where appropriate, along with details about fit, fabric and washing-care instructions.
What size are you?
All measurements should be taken with the tape measure straight around the body and without pulling the tape measure tight as it will alter the reading.
BUST/CHEST: Measure the fullest part of your bust/chest. For Women: Measure the fullest part of the bust rather than under the bust.
(Measurements should be made whilst wearing a bra, if your undergarments increase/decrease size significantly)
WAIST: This is the natural waistline, the narrowest part of the torso between the top of the hip and the base of the ribcage.
HIP: Measure the fullest part of the hips, across the buttocks, this is usually between 8 - 9 inches below the wai
Cálle Modista uses Standard UK sizing
This is a basic guide to the size module used to determine 'size to fit'. These are based on 1960s sizings which can be smaller than modern shop sizes.
These sizes do not take into account each garments individual style/shape. Please see more detailed sizing information provided with each garment, to ensure fit.
Womens in Inches Womens in Cm
Size 8: Bust =32.5" Waist = 24" Hip = 34" Bust = 83cm Waist = 61cm Hip = 86cm
Size 10: Bust =34" Waist = 26" Hip = 36" Bust = 86cm Waist = 66cm Hip = 91cm
Size 12: Bust =36" Waist = 28" Hip = 38" Bust = 91cm Waist = 71cm Hip = 97cm
Size 14: Bust = 38" Waist = 30" Hip = 40" Bust = 97cm Waist = 76cm Hip = 102cm
Size 16: Bust = 40" Waist = 32" Hip = 42" Bust = 102cm Waist = 81cm Hip = 107cm
Mens in Inches Mens in Cm Collar Size
Size XS: Chest 36" Chest = 91cm 14.5" (37cm)
Size S: Chest 38" Chest = 97cm 15" (38cm)
Size M: Chest 40" Chest = 102cm 15.5" (39.5cm)
Size L: Chest 42" Chest = 107cm 16" (40.5cm)
Size XL: Chest 44" Chest = 112cm 16.5" (42cm)
Garment Laid Flat Measurements:
'Garment laid flat measurements' are useful for comparison to other clothing which you know fits you and can also be used for sizing.
Sizing from Garment Laid Flat Measurement:
If using 'garment laid flat' measurements for sizing, these figures should be doubled and 1- 2 inches allowed for ease,
( 2" for a comfortable fit, 1" ease for where the garment is close/tight fitting).
For Example, to fit a 34" (86 cm) bust, the dress should measure 18" (46 cm) laid flat, so when doubled the total garment measurement is 36" or 91 cm, (34" with 2" to allow for movement, or 86 cm plus 5 cm for movement)
ARMHOLE TO ARMHOLE: this measurement is taken from the underarm (armpit) across the bust/body.
WAIST: this is where the garment is garment is at its narrowest, this can also be found using the back/waist length
HIP TO HIP: The hip line measurement is taken approx 8"- 9" (20-23 cm) below the waist.
LENGTH: Length measurements are taken from the shoulder/back neckline to the hem.
BACK / WAIST LENGTH: Back - Waist length is from the back neckline to the waist. This measurement is important if you are short or long-waisted.
In order to ensure you are pleased with your purchase please ask any questions regarding size, fit, colour etc prior to buying.
If you have any further queries please do not hesitate to get in touch and I will be happy to help.
Thank you for looking!