Please be aware that vintage number sizes differ from today's number sizes. What may have been a size 14 in the fifties is now a modern size 6.
It is very important that, before you purchase a vintage piece, you measure yourself, or better yet, measure a garment that you own, which fits you well, and compare to the inch-measurements that we give.
We measure our garments lying flat and do not take any 'ease' into consideration. Therefore a 24-inch waist would snugly fit a gal with a 24-inch waist, however it would probably suit someone with a 23-inch waist better.
For a general reference for our letter sizing, look at the chart below which will show how the letter sizes correspond to our inch-measurement sizes. We provide both types of sizing for your convenience, but actually measuring an item of yours for reference is the most reliable way.
If you have any concerns about fitting, we will be happy to explain or to provide more measurements on any of our garments.