Size Guide

The Slow Wardrobe follows a different sizing system, recognising that the traditional system of "ladies dress-sizes" does not adequately account for body shape and height.

The grids below indicate about how traditional body size guides relate to The Slow Wardrobe sizes.

For more information about our custom sizes, scroll down.

Different design shapes lead to sizing variations between garments. See the Fit Details for the garments measurements of each individual design on its corresponding product page. You may find that, depending on your fit preference, you can choose to either size up or down from your "regular" Slow Wardrobe size and may help you decide if you are in between sizes.

Body Measurement Illustration

Main sizes

Note: the bust measurement is the determining factor for the best fit

Slow Wardrobe
size

Bust cm/in

Waist
cm/in

Hips
cm/in

UK standard
Size
US standard
Size
EU standard
Size
0 80/32 - 90/36 69/27 - 80/32 89/35 - 102/40 8 - 12 4 - 8 36 - 40
1 90/36 - 107/42 80/32- 90/36 102/40 - 117/46 12 - 16 8 - 12 40 - 44
2 107/42 - 122/48 90/36 - 105/41 117/46 - 132/52 16 - 20 12 - 16 44 - 48
3 / 3petite 122/48 - 135/53 105/41 - 120/47 132/52 - 145/57 20 - 26 16 - 22 48 - 54

Relaxed sizes

Note: the desired look is the determining factor for the best fit

Slow Wardrobe
size

Bust cm/in

Waist
cm/in

Hips
cm/in

UK standard
Size
US standard
Size
EU standard
Size
Small 80/32 - 107/42 69/27 - 90/36 89/35 - 117/46 8 - 16 4 - 12 36 - 44
Large 107/42 - 135/53 90/36 - 120/47 117/46 - 145/57 16 - 26 12 - 22 44 - 54

Trouser/Skirt sizes

Note: hip measurement and the desired look are the determining factors for the best fit

Slow Wardrobe
size

Waist
cm/in

Hips
cm/in

UK standard
Size
US standard
Size
EU standard
Size
Small 69/27 - 85/34 89/35 - 110/43 8 - 14 4 - 10 36 - 42
Large 85/35 - 110/43 110/43 - 122/48 14 - 18 10 - 14 42 - 46
XLarge (Palazzos) 110/43 - 122/48  122/48 - 137/54 18 - 22 14 - 18 46 - 50

Custom sizes**

We do everything we can to be truly size-inclusive. We can highly individualise your Layercake, by adapting the standard fit and/or choosing a non-standard fabric/colour.

The easiest way to find out whether we can accommodate your wish is to drop linda a line (linda@theslowwardrobe.co.uk).

Please ensure to include the following information in your email:

Subject line: Customisation Request

In the body of the email:

  • Layercake garment you wish to personalise
  • If known: usual Layercake size
  • If unknown: UK dress size or, even better: bust, hip and height measurements
  • A description of your wishes (sizing, fabric)
  • An indication of timing

Linda will respond to your message as soon as possible.

** Important:
1. there is a customisation charge applicable to this service
(in most cases, it is a standard charge of £30 added to the regular garment price)
2. custom garments cannot be returned.