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Sizing & Care Information

SIZE GUIDE

You will find our general clothing size guide below. For free fitting items such as hip scarfs, please check the item listing as measurements will be specified there.

To find your correct size, measure your bust, waist and hips in inches.

BUST

Measure around the fullest part of your bust.

UNDERBUST

This measurement only applies to items that are fitted around the bust area. Measure around the ribcage, directly under the bust.

WAIST

Measure around your natural waistline and keep the tape comfortably loose. 

HIPS

Measure around the widest part of your hips.

SIZE CHART

TOPS, TROUSER & DRESS SIZING

 

UK SIZE

Size 8-10

Size 12-14

Size 16-18

Size 20-22

Size 24-26

Size 28-30

Bust

33" 37" 42" 48" 52" 56"

Waist

26" 30" 36" 42" 48" 54"

Hip

36" 40" 46" 52" 58" 64"

Inside Leg Measurement

34" 34" 34" 34" 34" 34"

Approx overarm length from shoulder seam to cuff

22" 22" 22" 22" 22" 22"

Old Birgiss Bellywear Sizing

Size 0 Size 1 Size 2 Size 3 Size 4  
             

SKIRT SIZING (Triple Sizing)

     

UK SIZE

Size 8-14

Size 14-20

Size 20-26

     

Waistband Relaxed/un-stretched

22" 32" 42"      

Waistband Stretched

42" 52" 62"      

Standard Skirt Length

35"-36" 35"-36" 35"-36"      

Petite Skirt Length

32" - 33" 32" - 33" 32" - 33"      

Long Skirt Length

38" - 39" 38" - 39" 38" - 39"      

Approximate UK Dress Size

8-14 14-20 20-26      
             

SKIRT SIZING (Dual Sizing)

     

UK SIZE

Size 10-16

Size 18-24

       

Waistband Relaxed/un-stretched

26" 42"        

Waistband Stretched

42" 58"        

Standard Skirt Length

35"-36" 35"-36"        

Petite Skirt Length

32" - 33" 32" - 33"        

Long Skirt Length

38" - 39" 38" - 39"        

Approximate UK Dress Size

10-16 18-24        
             

HIP BELT SIZING

     

SIZE

PETITE

STANDARD

PLUS

     

Hip

30 - 38" 40 - 48" 50 - 58"      

 

International Clothing Size Conversion

UK 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24 26
European 32 34 36 38 40 42 44 46 48 50 52 54
US 1 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22
Australia 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24 26

CARE INFORMATION

Due to the nature of the product, all our items are delicate and often hand made using traditional techniques. It is therfore recomended that all silk, sequined, embroidered and beaded items are suitable for dry cleaning only. Other plainer georgette and chiffon styles may be hand washed and ironed on a cool iron setting. Satin and cotton items are machine washable at 30 degrees.

As most of our items are custom made and dyed to order by our factories, it is likely that there will be some excess dye which will come out in the firsct few washes. We therfore advise that all items should be washed seperately as no responsibilty will be taken for damage to other goods if not following these instrucions.

Birgiss Bellywear t-shirts are machine washable at 40 degrees. Cool iron on reverse.