What size do I buy?

Getting your size right is very important with Vivien of Holloway garments. Our sizing is completely different to shops on the high street and is altered from 1950s sizing.

To attain your Vivien of Holloway size, you will need a measuring tape (INCHES). The most important measurement to get right is your waist as almost all of our garments are tight to the waist.

With the tape measure parallel to the floor, measure very tightly the smallest part of your waist – this is under your ribs but above your naval. Now measure your bust – THIS IS NOT YOUR BRA SIZE – and hips.

You will notice that Vivien of Holloway sizes look like this: “32 – 24 – 36”. This is the arrangement of your measurements [i.e. 32” (bust) – 24” (waist) – 36” (hips)]. We do not expect you to fit these size parameters exactly. Our garments do allow for some deviation on bust and hip but we always recommend finding your closest waist size.

Please also be aware that the garment fit may differ from dress to dress as some fabrics will have more stretch than others. We are very experienced in fitting our garments and always welcome queries – it matters to us that you look and feel fabulous. So for help with finding your Vivien of Holloway size, do not hesitate to contact us.