Do You Accept Returns If I Order the Wrong Size?
No, sorry. All sales are final. We don't "relist" anything on the off chance it comes back to us.
Please refer to our store policies for more info. Also, see our FAQs for some tips on the fabrics used in the garments we sell!
How Do I Know If Your Item Will Fit Me?
We take great care to measure our items. We measure across the front only -- so be sure and double those and subtract your own "wiggle room".
You can use a fabric tape measure and measure yourself. Bust measurement is around the back and taken over the fullest part of your breasts. Waist is just below the navel. Hips? The widest part of your bum :)
Tip: Don't want to measure yourself? Measure something similar OR something that you love the fit from your own closet. Then compare the measurements to ours.
We sell 3rd world clothing, almost exclusively. Also, we buy from at least a dozen companies. Not even their "OSFA" (one size fits all) measure the same from company to company so please DO check our measurements and DON'T go by the size tag!
Finally: A tip! On the garments that are rayon, you'll find that steaming can add up to an inch. When we take our measurements, it's always on a steamed, photo'd garment. If you open your package and there's up to an inch difference in the measurements listed AND the garment is rayon, just steam it. That'll take care of it, since there's a bit of stretch in this rayon fabric!
How Do I Care For This Fabric
Rayon: Funny thing about rayon. It's much nicer than it was back in the sheesh, was it the early 80's? Rayon is a natural fiber, however, the stuff we buy almost ALWAYS goes thru some type of chemical process.
Today, rayon has several "hands": The drapey stuff that feels like a real heavy cotton has a great flowy "hand" and usually we carry lots of dresses and tops in this fabric. Lot's of gradient or tie dye in this fabric too. They call it "acid wash"...I call it tie or gradient dye.
The next rayon fabric feels like Georgette -- and it usually is used for trim on the drapey dresses and tops. It's semi-sheer, so usually if you see a dress out of this fabric, it will be lined.
There is also, what feels like a heavy crepe that is also rayon. Generally these pieces will be stone washed and sometimes this gives the color a marbley effect. Dresses and tops in this fabric have a nice flow to them...especially when there is a circular or a-line cut so the bottom is wide. Lots of nice spin and movement!
Crinkle rayon: This fabric, though rayon, feels like cotton. We generally deal with a very light hand, or a mid weight crinkle rayon (usually dresses are in this mid weight stuff). On these pieces you can steam them out or twist and dry. They make great travelers!
Caring for rayon: Usually you'll find more in the dress than just the rayon fabric. You'll see a mixture of fabrics, a mixture of dye OR lots of embroidery/bead work. For this reason we always hand wash in cold water and hang to dry.
Sometimes we'll wash in cold on the delicate cycle if there's no tie dye or beading. Here's a tip: If your item somehow makes it into the dryer you can steam press while pulling the garment to get back the lost length/width. It won't be 100% but it will be close. (This happens often to my rayon bell pants).
Cotton: Again, we mostly hand wash cold and, if it's tie dye, make sure the water is really cold. You may smell what some have reported to us as the smell of matches when you open your package. I think the smell is from the soda ash they use in the process to "set" the dye. For me? I don't take chances. I hand wash in cold and hang to dry.
Some of our companies tags will say machine washable. Even still, many pieces we won't do that. We "eyeball" it, if there's ornamentation we'll generally do it by hand. Anything you DO wash in the washer on the delicate cycle, turn it inside out first :) Hope this helps!