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Size and Measurement Guide

It is important to know your measurements when shopping for vintage, as this will ensure the best fit.  Below is a guide on how to take your measurements…just in case you need a little help. 

**TIP: It is also helpful to measure a similar garment of your own that fits you well, and compare the measurements to those listed. 

Each item has its measurements listed in the description.  Measurements are taken with each garment laying flat, not stretched, and then the appropriate measurements doubled. 

Bust: Around the body at the fullest part of the bust 

Waist: Around the narrowest part of the waist / the natural waist 

Hip: Around the body at the fullest part of the hips 

Shoulder: Measured from shoulder seam to shoulder seam

Sleeve: Measured from shoulder seam to the longest point of the sleeve hem 

Top Length: Measured from shoulder to waist seam 

Length: (total garment length) Measured from shoulder to the longest point of the hem 

We’re always here to help!  If you need any assistance regarding measurements or sizing, feel free to contact us, or email us at  

About Vintage Clothing 

A VINTAGE item is at least 20 years old, or older.  An ANTIQUE item is at least 80 years old.

The antique and vintage items that we sell each have their own story, and each has had another life before it reaches you.  Vintage means pre-loved, and in most cases pre-worn.  It is important to note that most antique and vintage items will show small signs of wear, and some pieces will display noticeable wear.  At Canary Club Vintage, we consider these flaws to be beautiful additions to the character of each piece.

We hand select each vintage item for the shop individually, while considering its quality, uniqueness, and fashion relevancy.

Garment Care

Vintage and Antique garments are very special, and should always be treated with the utmost care.  Here are some tips to ensure that your items look beautiful for many years to come!

  • Items should be washed or dry cleaned only when absolutely necessary.  This will help preserve the fabric, color, and fit.  It will also help extend the life of the garment.  Often a small spot clean, airing out, or steam will suffice. 

  • First and foremost, we recommend a trusted cleaner or dry cleaner as the first option for cleaning.  Especially for delicate and sensitive fabrics such as silks, rayons, crepe blends, knits, etc.

  • If possible, try to remove hardware, buttons, and any other embellishments from the garment before washing or taking it to the dry cleaner.  This will prevent them from getting damaged.

  • Sturdier fabrics like cotton or polyester can be gently hand washed in a tub or sink using cold water and a mild soap, then air dry.  We do not recommend using the machine for washing or drying, as this may damage the garment.

  • When storing vintage, folding items is always preferred over hanging.  This will help preserve the shape of the garment.  Also, try to avoid covering items with plastic, as this will cause the garments to yellow and discolor more quickly.  Instead, invest in some garment bags that are made of cotton or a breathable fabric. 

**TIP: adding white vinegar to the water when handwashing, can help eliminate odors!

If you ever have questions, or need advice on caring for your vintage, we are here for you!  Please contact us, or email us at and we will be happy to help in any way we can!