Depending on the style you can go down or up based on your own personal preference for fit and look. Different body shapes may also fit better in a different size. Our pieces tend to have very nice stretch.
If you're unsure of what to size off of, the chest for tops/dresses tends to be the most important measurement to check as our pieces have such a good stretch that even if you're more rectangular shaped with a waist nearly matching your bust, the waist of the garment will very likely stretch to fit!
Also the larger a garment gets the more it can stretch as it has even more spandex in it! So smaller sizes can stretch 3-5" while larger sizes can stretch 5-10".
Are you Petite? You likely will want to size down in spandex dresses and tops as they're so stretchy. So if our models with similar measurements to you but tall are wearing a given size you may prefer to go down one size in spandex. Knitwear cardigans and tops may be similar but if something says it has less stretch than our usual knits we wouldn't recommend sizing down. And of course additional hemming may be necessary for things with skirts.
Are you Tall? We don't recommend sizing down as the garments will be shorter on you. We wouldn't recommend sizing up as the shoulders and body may be too large for you. We recommend ordering the size comparable models are wearing.
When we have combined sized styles it means you should still buy the size intended for your measurements. However combined sizes tend to be oversized so you can go down if you'd like a less oversized fit. (It's best to only go down if you are the smaller of the two combined sizes, if you're the second size in a combo size you may hate the tighter fit)
Care: Nearly everything we make is recommended to be hand washed on cold water and dried flat.
For BEST care: Dry Clean if you have a cleaners you like and trust.
We personally throw almost everything in the wash (often with color catcher sheets) inside out on cold; then we drape over our chairs or on a drying rack to let it all dry. This is the best way to care for most RTW Apparel.
Stretch Vinyl: Spot cleaned and sprayed with vodka if you don't want to dry clean yet (Vinyl doesn't do well around ANY kind of heat)
Spandex/Ponte de Roma: Cold Wash, hang or dry flat (hanging to dry can cause it to stretch out). We also recommend color catching sheets when washing Spandex or Ponte as color in the fabric can be shed over many washes.
Velvet: We've turned our velvet pieces inside out and washed them in delicate wash on cold and in garment bags, then laid the piece across our bed to dry. Velvet hates heat so never put in the dryer. We've been fine steaming velvet with a hand steamer. Best care is to dry clean.
For In Stock Items we take 3-7 days to ship.
If you live in Los Angeles we offer pickups at The Perky Nerd that are dropped by Fridays of every week, just add the 'Pickup' listing to an order you'd like dropped at TPN!
If you would like to have us hem this skirt for you, you must add our Alteration Add-On Listing to your order and include the exact measurements you'd like it hemmed to from Waist Seam to Hem. Altered Garments are FINAL SALE.
Add-On: Dress Hemming Alteration
Add this into your cart if you are looking for us to alter your garment before it gets to you. Each add on is only good for one garment and is garment specific, so select the correct alteration for your apparel item!
At checkout, include in the notes what you would like the measurement of the final garment to be:
What you would like the final length of the dress from Shoulder to Hem to be or from Waist Seam to Hem (Tell us WHICH measurement it is you're requesting. Just saying '30 Inches' doesn't work!) and
Let us know if you would like the extra fabric packed in your order
After checking out, your email notifications will not include the note you left at checkout so don't stress if you don't see it. If we have any questions we will email you at your saved email address (so if you don't hear from us we read your note and don't have questions about it). If we don't hear back within 5 days we will refund your alteration payment to store credit and ship your unaltered piece.
Alterations can take 7-20 days depending on our workload, so it will add extra time onto your shipment. Please note: you may have a dry cleaner or alterations shop near you that could offer these same services at possibly lower rates.
All discounted stock purchases are FINAL SALE - no returns/exchanges. Returns of full price and preorder apparel are to store credit (never expires). Shipping is non-refundable. We do not allow any cancellations.