We work from measurements to ensure the best fit! And to eliminate preconceived notions or stigmas about sizes, we have moved to a Color Sizing System. DO NOT WORRY ABOUT WHAT SIZE YOU ARE!! Make your best guess from the chart below. We will adjust your size as needed!! If we send you a garment in a different color than you have ordered - please try it on before you contact us.
Purple Bust 30-35 Waist 25-28 Hips 32- 37
Yellow Bust 35-39 Waist 28-31 Hips 37-40
Blue Bust 39-42 Waist 31-35 Hips 40-42
Green Bust 42-45 Waist 35-38 Hips 42-45
Pink Bust 45-48 Waist 38-41 Hips 46-49
Orange Bust 49-52 Waist 41-43 Hips 50-53
Red Bust 53-56 Waist 43-47 Hips 54-58
White Bust 56-up Waist 47-up Hips 58-up
It is imperative that we have your measurements BEFORE we start your garments. Collar size is particularly important, because we have no "standard" size collar - we put your specific collar size on your garments.
If you do not provide measurements, we will reach out to you twice to try to get your measurements. If we can't obtain measurements, we will convert your order to a Gift Certificate that can be used at any time. There is no expiration date.
Once you have created an account with us, your measurements are on file. You don't need to give them to us again unless you change sizes.
BUST - Measure at the fullest part.
WAIST - Measure at your belly button.
HIPS - Measure at the fullest part.
SIDESEAM - Measure from under your arm to the desired length of the garment. You an also measure the length of a favorite garment. If you give us measurements for both a shirt and dress, please separate them with a /. For example: 17/32.
HEIGHT - Your Height also helps us to ensure proper length.
COLLAR - If you currently wear a Round collar, please give us the measure on the inside of the collar. If you do not know your collar size, please give us your neck measurement, and we'll add the appropriate spacing. (But be sure to tell us it's your neck measurement!)
NECK - If you do not know your collar size, please measure your neck, by placing the tape measure around your neck so it is just touching with no gaps. We will add the appropriate spacing. Be sure to tell us it's your neck measurement!
It's best to have a friend help you. (And then you can return the favor!) If you do not have a tape measure, you’ll have a chance to order one as you checkout. If does not matter if you use inches or centimeters, we will convert. If you have additional questions about measurements or sizing, please send us an email.
ROUND COLLARS are also commonly called Anglican collars, full collars or band collars. They are a piece of white plastic (or sometimes linen) that completely encircle the neck. The traditional Round collar attaches to the garment with a button in the front and the back.
Our Round collar garments have a narrow band at the top of the garment with a small, hand-sewn buttonhole in the center front and center back to attach a collar. The collar is NOT INCLUDED with this garment but can be purchased separately on our website for $15. You also need a set of collar buttons to attach the collar. We also sell these for $10. (If this is your first collar, we recommend buying 2 sets of buttons in case you lose one!)
ATTACHED COLLAR garments look like a traditional Round collar, except the collar is sewn into the garment. There is a plastic insert that completely encircles the neck inside a casing in the collar. The plastic never touches your neck - only the fabric. The plastic insert gives the collar its shape. The garment can be washed with the collar and plastic insert in place.
To put the garment on, simply stretch the collar apart to place it over your head and then push it back together when it is in place.
TAB COLLARS are also commonly called Roman collars. They have a white square in the front. Our Tab collars include a long plastic insert that completely encircles the neck. This gives the collar better shape and ensures that the tab stays in place. In addition to white Tab inserts, we now offer a Pride version and a Kente version.
If you don't see your Tab inserts in your package, please check all the tissue paper again. (They have been known to hide there.) If your Inserts are missing, please email us right away to have new ones sent.