How to measure yourself

Online shopping is one of our favourite hobbies and has a lot of advantages, but we can imagine that you may find it difficult or even a little daunting to buy something when you haven’t had a chance to see and try on the actual product and touch the material. After all, nothing is more frustrating than making a purchase that doesn’t meet your expectations or doesn’t fit. That’s why we pay the utmost attention to the presentation and description of the items in our collection and provide you with a unique size chart. Below we’ll explain how you can measure yourself in just a few easy steps. 

  • Step 1:Less clothes! Always measure yourself wearing underwear or shapewear only! After all, the last thing you want to do, is order a size that is way too big for you. 
  • Step 2: Make sure the tape measure is neither too tight nor too loose: hold a finger between your body and the tape measure to ensure some room for comfort. Top tip: ask a friend, your lover or somebody else to lend a helping hand. wink emoji
  • Step 3: Measure the bust at the fullest part (over your bra). In case of swimwear, you will need to measure on bare skin. 
  • Step 4: Then measure the underbust width, this is the area directly under your bust. This does not correspond to your braze size! 
  • Step 5: Your waist measurement is taken at the smallest part of your torso, just above your belly button. 
  • Step 6: Stand up straight with your legs together and measure the curviest part of your hips and your buttocks, while wearing underwear/shapewear.
  • Step 7: Almost there! When buying trousers, you also need to measure your inseam. Measure the length of the inside of your leg, from the top of your leg to the floor. 
  • Step 8: Want to measure for a coat? Put the coat flat on a table and measure from armpit to armpit.
  • Voilà! You can now look up your perfect size… and order away!

Our size charts are custom made  

It all starts with our Quality Control Queen: Helma. She enthusiastically tries on and measures every new item of clothing. In the process, she also closely examines and assesses the fit, the material used and the degree of stretch. Based on these finding our Creative Fashionistas create a size chart in which they also include their advice on the size and fit to make choosing the right size as easy as possible for you.. 

Different brands, different fit 
Topvintage offers clothing from designers from all over the world. This means that you won't find a standard size chart on our website, for the simple reason that every item has its own fit or size classification. So, it’s possible that you normally wear a size 40, but that according to one of our size charts you need a size XL.   

You may also need a different size from one brand than you would from another brand. Do choose clothes that fit you well because they will be the most flattering on your figure and don't wear anything that is too small. After all, size is just a number (or a letter…) on a label so please order the size that we recommend in order to avoid a disappointing online shopping experience. smile emoji

Still like some help to find the right size? Then please contact our Customer Care Sweethearts. They are always happy to help! kiss emoji