A Note on Cleaning
These garments are pieces of history, so please launder them with care.
My personal recommendation for vintage pieces that don’t appear particularly delicate, is to wash your garment inside-out in a lingerie bag on a cold, delicate cycle. Almost always air dry, and if you want to soften your garments back up after they are completely dry, tumble in the dryer with no heat and some wool dryer balls. Try to wash pieces only as needed and use a steamer to keep garments fresh in between wears.
Extremely delicate and antique garments are a bit of a different story. As a general rule, launder as infrequently as possible and find a dry cleaners that you trust. Caring for older pieces is a little more garment-specific, but spot treatments and hand-washing are usually recommended. I have found vintage/antique kitchen and household management books to be a wealth of information on laundering older textiles.
The size notes provided are only meant as a convenient guideline. For the best fit, compare the listed measurements to a similar garment already in your closet. Please note that there is only one “model” (moi!), so depending on the fit of the garment, pieces may be left unzipped or pinned in the back when photographing.
For your reference, clothing is shown on a 5’2 with a 34” bust, 28” waist, 39” hips gal.