Sizing & Fit Advice

As I am sure you have worked out by now, we stock many, many different brands from all over the world. 

It is our belief that no one size chart per brand can possibly work for every item in that brand.  It is our experience that items vary greatly due to fabric, style and structure. 

SO FOR THAT REASON WE ARE CURRENTLY WORKING HARD ON HAVING MEASUREMENTS LISTED ON EACH AND EVERY INDIVIDUAL ITEM.  

We will be hand measuring each individual style and you will see a size guide for that exact item pop up in the product window.

We appreciate your patience while we make this big change to our website and in the meantime, until all items have their size guide attached, we encourage you to  check out the general information below regarding our main brands or ideally to take your measurements exactly as described below and chat with us using either the pop up chat window, facebook messaging, email or a quick call.  Please utilise our extensive product knowledge so you get the best fit first time around!  We are a small family business and you will always be answered on chat by myself, Karen(owner).

HOW TO MEASURE - in inches if possible please.

BUST - measure yourself straight around with favourite bra on and over the largest part of your bust.

WAIST - we need your true old fashioned high waist. Measure straight around the smallest part of your torso. This will be approx 2 inches perhaps 3 inches ABOVE your navel.  If you are unsure where to measure - stand in front of the mirror, bend to the side and note the spot that creases first.  This is where you should measure your waist.

HIPS - measure straight around and over the LARGEST part of your bottom end. We need the biggest measurement you get going straight around in your bottom area.  For some it will be over your bottom, for others it will be higher on your hip.

Please trust us with your exact measurements!  Don't add a little, or take a little away, give us exact measurements and let us make the necessary adjustments based on our style, fabric and body shape knowledge.


Collectif

This is a UK brand and we find their sizing to run as below with the numerical sizing matching Australian sizing.  If an item is running large or small we will mention it on the actual product page.
XXS/6, XS/8, Small/10, Medium/12, Large/14, XL/16, 2XL/18, 3XL/20, 4XL/22

Hell Bunny

This is a UK brand and we find their sizing to run as below with the numerical sizing matching Australian sizing.  If an item is running large or small we will mention it on the actual product page.
XXS/6, XS/8, Small/10, Medium/12, Large/14, XL/16, 2XL/18, 3XL/20, 4XL/22

 

Banned

This is a UK brand and we find their sizing to run as below with the numerical sizing matching Australian sizing.  If an item is running large or small we will mention it on the actual product page.
Small/8-10, Medium/10-12, Large/12-14, XL/14-16

 

Retrospec'd

This is an Australian brand and standard Australian sizing.  If an item is running large or small we will mention it on the actual product page.

 

The Pretty Dress Company

This is a UK brand and we find their numerical sizing to most often match standard Australian sizing.  Some of the fitted/pencil styles can tend to run about half a size small in the hip area. If an item is running large or small we will mention it on the actual product page.

 

Stop Staring!

This is a US brand.  You will see this brand runs one size smaller when compared to UK labels. We have converted to approximate numerical AUS sizing below.
Small/8, Medium/10, Large/12, XL/14, 1XL/16.