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Old 08-29-2013, 09:27 AM
 
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I have some vintage dresses with no labels that I am trying to resale. What is the best way to figure out what sizes they are? I can guess easily if they are S,M,L,XL but I need to be more specific and give an actual dress size. Is there a trick to measuring, for example, the waistline? I tried to measure some of my size small dresses and match them up with size charts from online, but it always labels them as medium or large, which is definitely not right. So when I measure the larger dresses, I am not confident that I am getting an accurate dress size.

Thanks for any help!
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Old 08-29-2013, 09:34 AM
 
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Try this?

Measuring Guideline for new/preowned/vintage Clothing | eBay
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Old 08-29-2013, 09:43 AM
 
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AHHH thank you! I did a google search and found nothing but I never thought of checking ebay. Thanks for your help
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Old 08-30-2013, 08:40 AM
 
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My pleasure. Hope it helps!
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Old 08-30-2013, 01:07 PM
 
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Listings with TRUE measurements like that always are a more appealing purchase to me instead of S,M,L etc.
I wish all listings were as such. Good luck selling! Another thing that was nice was a mention if the fabric had any stretch or give to it.
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Old 08-31-2013, 02:48 PM
 
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I have some vintage dresses with no labels that I am trying to resale. What is the best way to figure out what sizes they are? I can guess easily if they are S,M,L,XL but I need to be more specific and give an actual dress size. Is there a trick to measuring, for example, the waistline? I tried to measure some of my size small dresses and match them up with size charts from online, but it always labels them as medium or large, which is definitely not right. So when I measure the larger dresses, I am not confident that I am getting an accurate dress size.

Thanks for any help!
Vintage sizes generally do not equate with modern sizing....so I always look at the listed measurements when buying vintage.

Make sure that you take lots of accurate measurements.
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