Size guidelines for clothing and shoes

As Rokit garments are vintage items (unless stated otherwise), the label sizes can vary from today's standardised clothing sizes or sometimes not labelled at all. General wear and washing of garments may also alter the size label from the actual size. So we measure all our clothes in inches with the garment laid flat and re-label them to fit into today's standardised clothing sizes.


To help you work out which clothing size is right for you, we have included visual examples of how we measure our garments. We suggest you measure (in inches) a similar garment you already own and know fits well, in the same way we measure our garments and then compare the dimensions.

01 - Woman's Sizing Chart
02 - Men's Sizing Charts
03 - Clothing Size Conversion Chart
04 - Tops (Shirts/T-Shirts/Sweatshirts/Coats)
05 - Dresses
06 - Skirts
07 - Jeans/Trousers
08 - Shorts (Denim shorts, Culottes)
09 - Jumpsuits/Playsuits
10 - Swimwear (Swimsuits, Bodysuits, Leotards)
11 - Hats
12 - Necklaces
13 - Bags
14 - Vintage Clothing Care Guide


Sizing Charts

Women's Dresses

UK 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24 26
XS S M L XL XXL
Chest (inches) 31 32-33 34-35 36-37 38-39 40-41 42-44 45-47 48-49 50-52 53-54
Waist (inches) 25 26-27 28-29 30-31 32-33 34-35 36-37 38-40 41-42 43-45 46-47
Hips (inches) 33 34-35 36-37 38-39 40-41 42-43 44-46 47-49 50-51 52-54 55-56

Women's Bottoms (Denim Shorts/ Culottes/ Jeans/ Skirts)

UK 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24 26
XS S M L XL XXL
Waist (inches) 25 26-27 28-29 30-31 32-33 34-35 36-37 38-40 41-42 43-45 46-47

Women's Short Dungarees (For a Loose Fit)

UK 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24 26
XS S M L XL XXL
Waist (inches) 29 30-31 32-33 34-35 36-37 38-39 40-41 42-44 45-46 47-49 50-51

Men's Tops (Shirts/ Polo Shirts/ Vests/ Waistcoats)

UK XXS XS S M L XL XXL XXXL
Chest (inches) 32-34 34-36 36-38 38-40 40-42 42-44 44-46 47+

Men's Bottoms (Jeans/ Trousers/ Shorts)

UK XXS XS S M L XL XXL XXXL
Waist (inches) 26-28 28-30 30-32 32-34 34-36 36-38 38-40 40-42

Men's Dungarees/Coveralls (For a Loose Fit)

UK 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24 26 28 30
XXS XS S M L XL XXL
Waist (inches) 30-32 32-34 34-36 36-38 38-40 40-42 42-44

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Clothing size conversion

Women's Clothing

UK 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24 26
European 34 36 38 40 42 44 46 48 50 52 54
US 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22
Australia 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24 26

Women's Footwear

UK 2 2.5 3 3.5 4 4.5 5 5.5 6 6.5 7 7.5 8 8.5
European 34.5 35 35.5 36 37 37.5 38 38.5 39 40 40.5 41 42 42.5
US 4.5 5 5.5 6 6.5 7 7.5 8 8.5 9 9.5 10 10.5 11
Australia 4 4.5 5 5.5 6 6.5 7 7.5 8 8.5 9 9.5 10 10.5

Men's Footwear

UK 4 4.5 5 5.5 6 6.5 7 7.5 8 8.5 9 9.5 10 10.5 11 11.5 12 13 14 15
Europe 37 37.5 38 38.5 39 40 40.5 41 42 42.5 43 44 44.5 45 46 46.5 47 48.5 49.5 51
US 5 5.5 6 6.5 7 7.5 8 8.5 9 9.5 10 10.5 11 11.5 12 12.5 13 14 15 16
Australia 4 4.5 5 5.5 6 6.5 7 7.5 8 8.5 9 9.5 10 10.5 11 11.5 12 13 14 15

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Shirts/ Blouses/ T-Shirts/ Jumpers/ Sweatshirts/ Coats/ Jackets

  • Length: Measurement from the top of the shoulder/ collar to the hemline.
  • Chest: Measurement from underarm to underarm then doubled.
  • Sleeve length: Measurement from shoulder to the cuff.
  • Raglan sleeve length: Measurement from the top of the shoulder/ collar to the cuff.

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Dresses

  • Length: Measurement from the top of the shoulder/ collar to the hemline.
  • Chest: Measurement from underarm to underarm then doubled.
  • Waist: Measurement is taken from the narrowest part of the waist then doubled.
  • Hips: Measurement is taken below the waist at the fullest part of the garment. Please note, the elasticated waist measurements will also be mentioned when applicable.

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Skirts

  • Length: Measure the length from the waistband to the hem of the skirt.
  • Waist: Measurement is taken from the narrowest part of the waist then doubled.

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Jeans/ Trousers

  • Inside leg: Measurement from top of inside leg at crotch to ankle bone.
  • Waist: Measurement is taken from the narrowest part of the waist then doubled.

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Denim Shorts/ Culottes

  • Length: Measurement from the top of the waistband to the hemline.
  • Inside leg: Measurement from top of inside leg at crotch to hemline.
  • Waist: Measurement is taken across the waistband with the shorts laid flat and then doubled.

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Jumpsuits/ Playsuits

  • Length: Measurement from the top of the shoulder/ collar to the hemline.
  • Chest: Measurement from underarm to underarm then doubled.
  • Waist: Measurement is taken from the narrowest part of the waist then doubled.
  • Hips: Measurement is taken below the waist at the fullest part of the garment.

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Swimwear/ Bodysuits/ Leotards

  • Length: Measurement from the top of the shoulder/ collar to the hemline.
  • Chest: Measurement from underarm to underarm then doubled.
  • Waist: Measurement is taken from the narrowest part of the waist then doubled.

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Hats

  • Circumference: Measurement taken inside the hat for fit.
  • Height: Measurement taken from the base of the hat to the highest point.

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Necklaces

  • Chain length: Measurement of the length of the chain when unfastened.
  • Pendant height: Measurement of the pendant at its highest points.
  • Pendant width: Measurement of the pendant at its widest points.

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Bags

  • Height: Measurement from the base of the bag to the highest point (not including the strap)
  • Length: Measurement from the base of the bag at its widest point.
  • Width: Measurement from the side of the bag seam to seam.
  • Strap height: Maximum measurement of the strap from end to end.

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Vintage Clothing Care Guide

We want you to get the most out of your vintage clothes so knowing how to care for them is essential. With the right care, storage and a bit of TLC, your vintage garments will be worn for generations to come!

Storing vintage clothes

  • Always keep your vintage garments in a dry, dust-free place away from direct sunlight to avoid fading and deterioration of fabric.
  • Always hang up vintage garments to dry out perspiration instead of leaving them in a hamper until wash day.
  • Always use wooden or padded hangers as wired hangers can ruin the fabric at the shoulders and cause rips over time.
  • Always fold fragile silks, knits and beaded items carefully instead of hanging them.
  • Do not store vintage garments in plastic bags or plastic storage containers as the fabric needs to breathe.

Washing vintage clothes

  • Always read the care label and follow the washing instructions when available.
  • Always check for loose seams, holes or frays before washing to avoid damaging the garment further.
  • Always hand wash or dry clean vintage garments pre 1960s vintage as they are non machine washable. If the fabric is very old or delicate, good airing can often remove odour without damaging the garment.
  • Always hand wash or dry clean silk, wool, velvet and any garment with beading. Please make sure your dry cleaner is experienced in vintage fabrics.
  • Always hang up the vintage garments on a drying rack instead of drying them in the dryer.
  • Attempt to wash your vintage garments less to avoid damaging the garment from repeated washing.

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