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Vintage Sizing

An airbrush painting I did.

They say Marilyn Monroe was a size 12-14. but that was then when sizes were smaller. Now she would take a size 6 or even 4. Why did the sizing change? I don’t know but make sure you are aware of this difference when you buy vintage clothes. Here’s the break down on the sizes.

1950’s- add 6 to your current size. So if you take a 8, you would look for a size 14 50’s dress. If you are a size 20, then you would look for a size 26 fifties dress. Oh THAT’s depressing. Now I know why they changed the numbers.

1960’s- add 6 to your current size. So if you take a 8, you would look for a size 14 in a sixties dress.

 1970’s- add 4 to your current size. So if you take a 8, you would look for a size 12 in a seventies dress.

1980’s- add 2 to your current size. So if you take a 8, you would look for a size 10 in a eighties dress.

1990’s- add 2 to your current size. So if you take a 8, you would look for a size 10 in a ninties dress.


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