Sizing Advice



There are quite a few standard clothing systems around the world – nearly all different! I find that a size 14 in one brand can be considerably different to a size 14 in another and sometimes even within the same manufacturer!  Designer brands are nearly always smaller than the size label indicates.

 

For this reason it is important to check your own personal measurements against those provided when buying clothes without trying them on. Please do remember to allow a little extra on top of your actual body measurements so that you have room to eat, move, sit and breathe…

 

Below is a chart that gives the “standard” measurements that Genevive’s Boutique uses when categorising clothes into standard sizes.

 

Unfortunately most items of clothing do not conform exactly to these measurements and in my experience nor do our body shapes...

 

I have found that the best way to check that an outfit will fit is to compare the measurements given to an outfit (not your actual body) in a similar style that you have that fits you well.

 

Some outfits are structured with no give, others have stretch (usually provided by elastane/spandex in the material content) and some are “cut on the bias” and therefore have some give.  If there is stretch or “give” in an outfit I usually provide the minimum and comfortably stretched, maximum, measurements.

 

If you are in any doubt about the sizing of an outfit, please do drop me a note – details can be found on the Contact Us page.
 
 

Designer outfits include Ann Balon; Paule Vasseur; Linea Raffaelli; Condici; Presen de Luxe; Cameron Blake; Mon Cheri; Coterie; Maria Coca; Spencer Alexis; Renato Nucci; Veni Infantino; John Charles; Joseph Ribkoff; Gina Bacconi; Tom Bowker; Frank Usher; Cattiva (New York); Chianti; Vera Mont; Apanage; Pomodoro and many more… 
 
 
Women's Standard Clothing Sizes
 
 
 UK
 6
 8
 10      
 12
 14
 16
 18
 20
 22
 24
 26
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 USA
 4
 6
  8 
 10 
 12
 14
16
 18
 20
 22
 24
 AUS  
 6
 8
 10
 12
 14
 16
 18
 20
 22
 24
 26
 EUR
 34
 36
 38
 40
 42
 44
 46
 48
 50
 52
 54
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Bust
 30"
 32"
 34"
 36"
 38"
 40"
 42"
 44"
 46"
 48"
 50"
 Waist
 23"
 25"
 27"
 29"
 31"
 33"
 35"
 37"
 39"
 41"
 43"
 Hips
 33"
 35"
 37"
 39"
 41"
 43"
 45"
 47"
 49"
 51"
 53"
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Bust
 76cm
 81cm
 86cm
 91cm
 97cm
 102cm
 107cm
 112cm
 117cm
 122cm
 127cm
 Waist
 58cm
 63cm
 69cm
 74cm
 79cm
 84cm
 89cm
 94cm
 99cm
 104cm
 109cm
 Hips
 84cm
 89cm
 94cm
 99cm
 104cm
 109cm
 114cm
 119cm
 124cm
 129cm
 135cm

 

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