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SIZING GUIDELINES

Getting your size right is THE most important thing to do before ordering one of our garments - because we want the best fit possible first time around! Our dresses are designed to be fitted in the bodice, and have plenty of room in the hips area, so we do not suggest sizing up.

We ask that when you check out for your dress you always check out for the correct size. Please do not check out on launch night and make a panicked purchase for a different size dress with a note asking us to change your size to the size you actually need. We are available on launch night to move sizes around quickly and efficiently where we can but before checking out you will need to check that we are able to move sizes around for you. We ask that you do not email to change sizes after check out, however if you do please note we are not responsible if we make up the size that you have originally ordered and not the size that you emailed to change. While we will do our best to make the change, we can not actually edit orders once the orders are placed. We often start cutting orders (rather than checking emails) the following day after an order is placed, to be as efficient as possible to ensure our turnaround times are accurate for our customers.

So PLEASE read below to work out your size (thank you!!)

There are two ways we suggest you take measurements - firstly and most importantly you can measure a similar garment laying flat that you already own and know fits well. Secondly, you can measure yourself as per the instructions below. (We actually suggest you do both of these to get the best possible measurement) After doing these, you then compare your measurements to those in the product size guides below each garment listing.

The most important measurement is your BUST - our dresses have plenty of room in the skirt but should be FITTED in the bust area, so its very very important you measure this please.

For your convenience, we have provided tutorial videos below showing you how to measure both of these ways, PLEASE watch them so you know how to measure correctly!

* Most garments that KarlaCola sells are handmade and made to order, and due to being hand cut, items may vary by 1-3cm. Therefor, our measurements are not exact and are as a guideline only. 

Please do not compare your garment to a previous KarlaCola garment as we don't use mass produced cutting machines. Each garment can vary a little in size between cuts and sewing by our many local machinists. 

 

INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO MEASURE YOURSELF:

Bust: Measured around your arm pit to arm pit.
To measure: Place measuring tape around the LARGEST part of bust. Then half the measurement you get to obtain bust measurement.

Length: Measured from top shoulder seam.
To measure: Place measuring tape at top of shoulder seam and measure down to hem. (for length measurement its best to measure the garment paying flat on ground rather than it on)

Waist: Measured around the smallest part of waistline. 
To measure: Place measuring tape around the smallest part of your waist (generally midway between your bust and belly button)

PLEASE NOTE - if you do not have a soft tape measure at home, you can download this one here, print it out, sticky tape it together and voila, you have yourself a soft tape measure!!

After all of this, if you are unsure, please message us to ask questions prior to placing a order. We are absolutely happy to help answer any and all questions you may have!

 

Please note, model is 155cm tall, weighs 53kgs, wears an XSMALL and is a size 6.

 

SUNDRESS - SLEEVELESS/REVERSIBLE 

Bust (laying flat)
XXSmall 41cm
XSmall 43cm
Small 45cm
Medium 48cm
Large 52cm
XL 56cm
XXL 61cm

Length (from top shoulder seam)
XXSmall 88cm
XSmall 88cm

Small 88cm


Medium 92cm
Large 96cm
XL 100cm 
XXL 100cm

Our sleeveless and reversible sundresses have the same measurements. So if you're after a reversible style sundress, this is the size guide to be looking at.

Below is a rough guide of our sundress sizes compared to the standard Australian sizes, which can also help determine your size. (But again, always best to measure to get it right, as this is just a rough guide)

 OUR SIZE  AU SIZE
XXS 6
XS 6/8
S 8/10
M 10/12
L 12/14
XL 16/18
XXL 20/22

 

SUNDRESS - CAP SLEEVE

 

Bust (laying flat)
XXSmall 43cm
XSmall 45cm
Small 47cm
Medium 50cm
Large 54cm
XL 58cm
XXL 63cm

Length (from top shoulder seam) 
XXSmall 88cm
XSmall 88cm

Small 88cm


Medium 92cm
Large 96cm
XL 100cm 
XXL 100cm

As you can see from these measurements, the cap sleeve sundress measures bigger than our sleeveless sundress, to allow ease of movement. So please do NOT size up. If you are between sizes, cap sleeve is the perfect style for you.

The bust measurement for the cap sleeve style is across bodice, above the seam (as seen in diagram) and the bodice is wider under the arm area by approx 2-3cm (laying flat) for a roomier fit and ease of movement.

 

SUNDRESS - TIE UP

Bust (laying flat)
XXSmall 41cm
XSmall 43cm
Small 45cm
Medium 48cm
Large 52cm
XL 56cm
XXL 61cm

Length (from top shoulder seam) 
XXSmall 88cm
XSmall 88cm

Small 88cm


Medium 92cm
Large 96cm
XL 100cm 
XXL 100cm

SUNDRESS - LONGER LENGTH

Bust (laying flat)
XXSmall 41cm
XSmall 43cm
Small 45cm
Medium 48cm
Large 52cm
XL 56cm

XXL 61cm


Length (from top shoulder seam) 

105cm

PLEASE NOTE - This longer length sundress has the same measurements as the standard sundress but just with a length of approximately 105cm. Typically sits on or just below the knee. This style is perfect for those customers who require a longer length dress for work such as teachers or anyone bending over all day.
This diagram shows our 'sleeveless/reversible' style - if you were to choose a 'cap sleeve' longer length sundress, please look at the cap sleeve measurements above under the SUNDRESS - CAP SLEEVE style.

 

ONE PIECE SWIMSUIT

Please look at diagram above of Karla and refer below as to how to accurately measure these parts of your body. Once you have the measurements please refer to sizes below to work out what size swimsuit you are.

Bust: Measure the bust line at the fullest part of your chest (nipple line). Make sure tape measure is firm but not so much that it changes the shape of your breasts. 


Waist:
Measure around your torso, at the smallest part of your waist. Generally this is above your belly button.

Hip:
Measure around the fullest part of the hips.

Length: Measure from start of the middle of your left shoulder. Take tape down across point of bust (not through cleavage) and then down through legs and up the back to meet the starting point at top left shoulder. 

Bust:
XSmall 81-85cm
Small 85-90cm
Medium 95-100cm
Large 100-105cm
XL 105cm

XXL 110cm

Waist:

XSmall 64cm
Small 66cm
Medium 74cm
Large 78cm
XL 85cm
XXL 90cm

Hip:
XSmall 86cm
Small 90cm
Medium 100cm
Large 102cm
XL 110cm
XXL 115cm
 
Length:
XSmall 135-145cm
Small 145-150cm
Medium 155-160cm
Large 160-165cm
XL 170cm
XXL 175cm

 

Below is a rough guide of our one piece swimsuit sizes compared to the standard Australian sizes, which can help determine your size. (But again, always best to measure to get it right, as this is just a rough guide)

 

 OUR SIZE  AU SIZE
XS 6
S 10
M 14
L 16
XL 20
XXL 22

 

Karla (shown above in diagram) wears an XS in our one piece swimsuit and her measurements are:
Bust 80cm
Waist 70cm
Hips 85cm
Length 143cm

RELAXED SHIFT DRESS (with removable sash tie)

 

Bust (laying flat)
XSmall 46cm
Small 48cm
Medium 50cm
Large 54cm
XL 58cm
XXL 62cm

Hip (laying flat)
XSmall 49cm
Small 51cm
Medium 53cm
Large 57cm
XL 61cm

XXL 65cm

Length (from top shoulder seam)
XSmall 88cm
Small 93cm
Medium 95cm
Large 95cm
XL 100cm

XXL 100cm

PLEASE NOTE - this relaxed shift dress comes with a removable sash tie, as shown in the diagram. 

 

SHIFT DRESS

Bust (laying flat)
XSmall 42cm
Small 45cm
Medium 48cm
Large 52cm
XL 56cm
XXL 59cm

Length (from top shoulder seam)
XSmall 88cm
Small 93cm
Medium 95cm
Large 95cm
XL 100cm

XXL 100cm

PLEASE NOTE - The shift dress is a snugger more firm fit than the sundress. This is because its made from a cotton linen blend with less give to the fabric. It is designed to sit well above the knee. 

SWING DRESS

Arm Seam/Sleeve (laying flat)
XSmall 16cm
Small/Medium 18cm
Large/XLarge 21cm

 

Bust (laying flat)
XSmall 44cm
Small/Medium 49cm

Large/XLarge 57cm

 

Length (from top shoulder seam)
XSmall 88cm
Small/Medium 93cm

Large/XLarge 95cm

Our Swings typically fit the below Australian sizes (but we ALWAYS recommend using the guide above to make sure your bust fits):
XSmall - 6,8
Small/Medium - 10,12,14,16 (pending bust size)
Large/XLarge - 16,18,20,22 (pending bust size)

PLEASE NOTE - the swing dress is made of stretchy fabric which therefor means it has a lot of give.

SHORT SLEEVE SWING DRESS

Arm Seam/Sleeve (laying flat)
XSmall 15cm
Small/Medium 15.5cm
Large/XLarge 16.5cm

 

Bust (laying flat)
XSmall 43cm
Small/Medium 48cm

Large/XLarge 56cm

Length (from top shoulder seam)
XSmall 88cm
Small/Medium 93cm

Large/XLarge 95cm

Our Swings typically fit the below Australian sizes (but we ALWAYS recommend using the guide above to make sure your bust fits):
XSmall - 6,8
Small/Medium - 10,12,14,16 (pending bust size)
Large/XLarge - 16,18,20,22 (pending bust size)

PLEASE NOTE - the swing dress is made of stretchy fabric which therefor means it has a lot of give.

 

WINTER DRESS

 

Arm Seam/Sleeve (laying flat)

XSmall 17cm
Small 18cm
Medium 21cm
Large 24cm
XL 25cm
XXL 27cm

Bust (laying flat)
XSmall 45cm
Small 48cm
Medium 51cm
Large 55cm
XL 59cm 
XXL 64cm

Seam (laying flat)
XSmall 42cm
Small 45cm
Medium 48cm
Large 52cm
XL 56cm 
XXL 61cm

Length (from top shoulder seam)
XSmall 88cm

Small 88cm
Medium 90cm
Large 95cm
XL 100cm
XXL 105cm

PLEASE NOTE - to allow ease of movement, the bust area on our winter dresses is slightly bigger, so please make sure you look at this sizing when measuring yourself. The bodice on this dress is not designed to be oversized or loose, so PLEASE DO NOT SIZE UP!! 

 

RELAXED DRESS

relaxed dress image

Bust (laying flat)
XXS 44cm
XSmall 46cm
Small 48cm
Medium 50cm
Large 54cm
XL 58cm
XXL 62cm

Length (from top shoulder seam)
XXS 91cm
XSmall 91cm
Small 91cm
Medium 95cm
Large 100cm
XL 105cm
XXL 105cm

Arm Seam/Sleeve (laying flat)
XXS 17cm

XSmall 18cm
Small 18cm
Medium 21cm
Large 21cm
XL 22cm
XXL 24cm

PLEASE NOTE - A slightly looser style fit dress, we suggest sizing down if you can and we recommend to absolutely NOT size up. This is a roomier dress and sizing up will result in a dress thats far too big.

TEE DRESS

 

Bust (laying flat)
XSmall 46cm
Small/Medium 51cm
Large/XLarge 57cm

Length (from top shoulder seam)
XSmall 88cm
Small/Medium 95cm
Large/XLarge 100cm

Arm Seam/Sleeve (laying flat after shoulder)
XSmall 20cm flat
Small/Medium 23cm flat
Large/XLarge 26cm flat

Elastic Waist/Drop
XSmall 39cm
Small/Medium 40cm
Large/XLarge 42cm

PLAYSUIT

 

Bust (laying flat)
XSmall 45cm
Small/Medium 50cm
Large/XLarge 57cm
XLarge 62cm

Length (from top shoulder seam)
XSmall 81cm
Small/Medium 85cm
Large/XLarge 89.5cm
XLarge 92.5cm

Shoulder to Crutch
XSmall 77cm
Small/Medium 79.5cm
Large/XLarge 81.5cm
XLarge 82.5cm 

Hips
XSmall 57cm
Small/Medium 62cm
Large/XLarge 69.5cm
XLarge 74.5cm 

As a guide, our playsuits are comparative with the following Australian sizes (this is a guide only, please always check the above sizes with your own dimensions):

PLAYSUIT SIZE AUS SIZE
XS 6-8
S/M 10-12
L/XL 14-16
XXL 18-22

 

TIERED MAXI DRESS

 

BUST (laying flat)
XSmall 41cm-42cm
Small 43cm-44cm
Medium 45cm-46cm
Large 52cm-53cm
XL 58cm

LENGTH (from top shoulder ties)

length of all sizes is approximately 120-125cm

PLEASE NOTE - These maxi dresses are hand-cut, so our measurements can vary between 1cm-3cm, which is why our measurements stated above vary slightly.  

 

KERCHIEF MAXI DRESS

These maxi dresses are a OSFM (one size fits most ) and OSFM ++. The OSFM is designed to fit XXS- L, and the OSFM ++ is designed to fit XL or XXL.

 

 

LENGTH A (from bottom of V neck to shortest part of hem)

length of both OSFM and OSFM++ is approximately 105cm

LENGTH B (from top shoulder ties)

length of both OSFM and OSFM++ is approximately 145-150cm

BUST (laying flat)
OSFM (XXS-Large) up to 55cm

OSFM ++ (XL-XXL) up to 60cm

PLEASE NOTE - These maxi dresses are hand-cut, so our measurements can vary between 1cm-3cm, which is why our measurements stated above vary slightly and all are approximates.

 

PEPLUM TOP (cotton)


Bust (laying flat)
XSmall 46cm
Small 48cm
Medium 50cm
Large 54cm
XL 58cm
XXL 62cm

Length (from top shoulder seam)
XSmall 55cm
Small 55cm
Medium 57cm
Large 57cm
XL 59cm
XXL 59cm

SILK SHELL TOP

Bust (laying flat)
XSmall 49cm
Small 53cm
Medium 57cm
Large 61cm
XL 65cm
XXL 69cm

Length (from top shoulder seam)
XSmall 54cm
Small 55cm
Medium 56cm
Large 57cm
XL 58cm

XXL 59cm

Below is a rough guide of our silk top sizes compared to the standard Australian sizes, which can help determine your size. (But again, always best to measure to get it right, as this is just a rough guide)
OUR SIZE  AU SIZE
XS 6
S 8-10
M 12-14
L 16-18
XL 18-20
XXL 22

SILK MIDI SKIRT

Waist ( This measurement is all the way around and un-stretched - true to size)
XSmall 66cm
Small 71cm
Medium 76cm
Large 81cm
XL 86cm
XXL 91cm

Length (from waist to hem)

All lengths are 65cm

Below is a rough guide of our silk skirt sizes compared to the standard Australian sizes, which can help determine your size. (But again, always best to measure to get it right, as this is just a rough guide)
OUR SIZE  AU SIZE
XS 6
S 8-10
M 12-14
L 16-18
XL 18-20
XXL 22 

 

PLEASE NOTE - as stated above, the waist measurement is all the way around and un-stretched - true to size. Back of skirt waist is elastic and has stretch, and front of skirt is a flat front.

 

EVERYDAY TEE (stretch jersey)

Bust (laying flat)
XSmall 44.5cm
Small 47cm
Medium 49.5cm
Large 52cm
XLarge 54.5cm
XXLarge 57cm

Length (from top shoulder seam)
XSmall 59.9cm
Small 60.5cm
Medium 61.1cm
Large 61.7cm
XLarge 62.3cm

XXLarge 62.9cm

Hem (laying flat)
XSmall 48.7cm
Small 51.2cm
Medium 53.7cm
Large 56.2cm
XLarge 58.7cm
XXLarge 61.2cm

 

RELAXED TOP (cotton)

 

Bust (laying flat)
XSmall 46cm
Small 48cm
Medium 50cm
Large 54cm
XL 58cm
XXL 62cm

Length (from top shoulder seam)
XSmall 55cm
Small 55cm
Medium 57cm
Large 57cm
XLarge 59cm

XXLarge 59cm

PLEASE NOTE - our 'Top' differs from our 'Tee' in that the Top doesn't have any stretch, whereas the Tee does. Our Top is the same cut and style as our Relaxed Shift Dress. (but obviously made into a top!)

 

TUNIC

Bust (laying flat)
Small/Medium 55cm
Large/XLarge 60cm

Length (from top shoulder seam to the back of curved hem)
Small/Medium 73cm
Large/XLarge 78cm

 

Arm Seam/Sleeve (laying flat after shoulder)
Small/Medium 20cm
Large/XLarge 25cm

SKIRT (cotton)

Length
XSmall 47cm
Small 47cm
Medium 49cm
Large 52cm
XL 55cm

Waist
XSmall 30cm
Small 32cm
Medium 35cm
Large 38cm

XL 42cm

PLEASE NOTE - Waist measurement is when laying flat - please double for full amount and remember the elastic should be somewhat snug.

OPAQUE TIGHTS

Weight - Kilos
Small/Medium 55-75
Large 70-85
XLarge 80-90

Height - cm
Small/Medium 155-175
Large 160-175

XLarge 165-180