Kablooie Store – Sizing Information
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What is the sizing like?
Ladies tops and dresses are designed to be a relaxed fit with a boxy silhouette – oversized even. They are not tailored or fitted to your silhouette. All designer collections are made from a woven cotton with no stretch. Other pieces are made from thicker woven cotton, no stretch.
Kablooie tops and dresses are not slim fit or fitted – please size down from your normal size if you would like a slimmer fit, but please remember the tops and dresses have no fastenings or zips and still need to be pulled on over the head and shoulders. If you’re between sizes, I recommend you size down to the smaller size. For example if you are often a 16-18, i recommend the 16.
Skirts have an elastic waist so are designed to fit over a couple of sizes, and can be pulled higher above the waist or worn lower on the hips. Where you wear it will affect the fit. Fit is generous for skirts, compared to a tailored, buttoned or zipped garment.
Regular skirts and dresses are designs to sit just above the knee, with midi length going below the knee, and maxi going to above the ankle.
This is an average fit, and will vary based on your height and body shape, which changes how the garment sits on you.
Hi wonderful person – here are a set of sizing charts for all Kablooie styles for sale here on my website. The size measurements for the ladies dresses and tops are taken from a set of sample garments we have created, cut by hand and sewn in the same way that your order will be.
Please understand these are the average dimensions of the ACTUAL garment, not of your body. For example, the bust measurements is measuring across the bust of a garment from one underarm curve to another, when the garment is laid flat. Individually made garments may vary by a centimetre, measurements are approximate.
All bust, waist and length measurements are taken across the front of the garment when it is laid flat.
You would double this flat measurement to get the full garment circumference. If you are measuring yourself, you will need the garment measurement to be larger than your measurements.
Please note the style of Kablooie garments is intended to be loose, relaxed and not fitted or tailored. Please pay attention to the product photos to see how the garment is intended to fit.
Ladies Babydoll Dress Measurements
The kablooie babydoll dress has a round neckline and drop sleeves, with a raised, gathered wasitline. It is more roomy around the waist and hips because of this larger gathered skirt volume.
|Bust (across front)||45||46||48||52||54||58||61||67||69||71||72|
|Waist (across front)||64||63||63||64||68||69.5||74||82||86||88||95.5|
|Hip (across front, gather pulled flat)||68||68||69||69||69.5||70.5||87||99||100||104||106.5|
|Regular Dress Length (shoulder seam to hem)||95||96||97.5||98.5||98.5||99.5||102||106||107||109||110|
|Midi Dress Length (shoulder seam to hem)||105||106||107.5||108.5||108.5||109.5||112||116||117||119||120|
Ladies Regular Dress Measurements
The Kablooie Regular dress is a relaxed fit dress, non stretch, with pockets and a boxy, oversized silhouette.
|Bust (across front)||45||46||48||52||54||58||61||67||69||71||72|
|Waist (across front)||44||46||49.5||51.5||54||58.5||64||68||71||74.5||76|
|Hip (across front)||45.5||47||52||54||56||61.5||67||70||73.5||75.5||80|
|Regular Dress Length (shoulder seam to hem)||91||94||94||97||98||98||98.5||99||100||101||102|
|Midi Dress Length (shoulder seam to hem)||101||104||104||107||108||108||108.5||109||110||111||112|
Ladies Top Measurements
The Kablooie Regular top is a boxy, relaxed fit woven cotton top, with no stretch. Is sits lower on the hips and has enough length to tuck in our wear out over jeans or a skirt.
|Bust (across front)||46||49||49||51.5||55||58||62||68||69||71||73|
|Bottom hem (close to hips)||46.5||52||53||58||59||62||67||71.5||73||77||79|
|Length (shoulder seam to hem)||61||61||61||63||64||67||69||69.5||70||71.5||73|
Ladies Gathered Skirt Measurements
All ladies regular skirts are about knee length, depending on your height. All ladies midi skirts are below the knee to about mid calf, again depending on your height. Maxi skirts in the designer collections are above the ankle (depending on your height).
Skirt waist measurements above are for an elastic waist, which has more give than a tailored waist with a zip or button opening. Its comfy, forgiving, and can move around a little depending on where you like your skirt to sit. Because ladies sizing can be variable, I’ve tried to give a waist range that the elastic waist will fit comfortably. If you’re unsure, I would advise you size down rather than up.
Measurements – Shift Dress
The Kablooie Shift Dress is not currently listed on line, but I can create one as a custom order at your request. It is slightly tailored around the bust, with darts, but is designed to be relaxed fit still around the hips and waist with an A line silhouette. A this dress is a smaller fit due to the more tailored style, I don’t recommend you size down if you’re between sizes.
|Measurements – Shift Dress|
|Centimetres (Metric)||Size 6||Size 8||Size 10||Size 12||Size 14||Size 16||Size 18/20||Size 20/22|
|Width across BUST of Top/Dress when laid flat||44||46||48||50||54||56||58||61|
|Width across HIPS of Top/Dress when laid flat||50||54||56||58||61||63||68||71|
|Length of DRESS (from top of shoulder to dress hem)||91||93||94||94||96||96||97||98|
Measurements – Breastfeeding Dresses
I’m so excited to launch the new Kablooie breastfeeding dress in April 2019. The new dress is a regular dress style, in a stretch cotton jersey. It has a round neck, sits just below the knee and is a relaxed fit stretch dress. It has a top front section that flips up and allows you to feed from the singlet layer underneath, while maintaining your privacy. Please remember when checking these measurements that this is a STRETCH fabric, unlike my other dresses, so if you prefer a tighter or clingier fit, you can size down and the dress will give you some stretch. Please also note each item is hadnmade to order, and these measurements are an approximate based on a set of samples. Most important, this breastfeeding dress is available in some of my most popular Kablooie exclusive designs, so now you CAN have a favourite dress while feeding, and you don’t have to compromise on your love of colour. Please see product photos and individual product listings for a further description of the dress.
|Bust (across front, laid flat)||45||47||49||51||55||57||61||64||68||71||72|
|Waist – top of pocket (across front, laid flat)||40||44||49.5||52.5||55||58||62.5||66||70||71||75|
|Hip – bottom of pocket (across front, laid flat)||43||46||50||54||57.5||61||65||68||72||73||78|
|Length of top flap||40||40||42||42||42||42||45||48||48||49.5||50|
Children’s clothing are not listed on the website from 2019. However, I am always able to make you some of my kids gear as a custom request, either via my Facebook group or over email. Sizes are listed below for your reference. Children’s sizes are based on the Australian Standard sizing for children. Waist and length measurements are shown below for your reference. All skirts are designed to come to the knee or just below, depending on the child’s height. All kids shorts come to the knee or just above. All kids clothing is elastic waisted, and size should generally match age.
Measurements – Children’s Skirts/Shorts sizes 1-5
|Centimetres (Metric)||Size 1||Size 2||Size 3||Size 4||Size 5|
|Skirt Length (approx.)||22cm||25cm||27cm||30cm||34cm|
|Shorts Length (approx.)||20cm||20.5cm||26cm||28.5cm||32.5cm|
Measurements – Children’s Skirts/Shorts sizes 6-10
|Centimetres (Metric)||Size 6||Size 7||Size 8||Size 9||Size 10|
|Skirt Length (approx.)||38cm||40cm||42cm||44cm||45cm|
|Shorts Length (approx)||35cm||37 cm||39 cm||41cm||43cm|
Product descriptions, sizing information and photos are provided to help you decide.
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