Size Guide


The sizing of our clothes can vary depending on the designer/brand, the cut/design of the garment, and the fabric. We know how frustrating it can be to figure out the right size so if you have questions about the fit of a specific garment, please do not hesitate to contact us at hello@compendiumboutique.com; we would be more than happy to assist you with your fit question!

Otherwise, in general, a good guide for the way our clothing fits is as follows:

  • X-Small fits a size 0
  • Small fits sizes 2 and 4
  • Medium fits sizes 6 and 8
  • Large fits sizes 10 and 12
  • X-Large fits a size 14


We include the way the garments fit within each style listing, but here are some other things to note about garment fit, especially with the type of fabric:

  • Knit fabric (sometimes called jersey, which is a type of knit fabric) is the most common type of fabric for garments now due to its ease of fit. Knit fabrics are comprised of tiny interlocked loops, which allows for a lot of stretch/give in the fabric and therefore a lot of flexibility in sizing. Knit styles often have a 3 or 4 number size range, rather than a 2 number size range, within each letter size. Jersey and spandex are both types of knit fabrics.
  • Woven fabric is less prevalent in garments, but is still used. Woven fabric is quite literally threads woven together to create the fabric and therefore has little to no stretch, meaning the fit of the garment is less forgiving than a knit garment. Since the fabric does not stretch, people will often find that woven garments are tailored/fitted and run on the smaller side. Most people go up a size in a garment with woven fabric for comfort and to ensure a better fit. 100% cotton, linen, and chiffon are all types of woven fabrics.
  • Garments with woven fabrics may not provide full range of arm motion and may run narrow through the shoulders. This is noted in each style's listing. Going up a size may give greater range of motion.
  • Some garments are cut loosely (like shift, sheath, and swing style tunics and dresses), which means a wider range of number sizes may fall within each letter size. Although the garment is meant to fit loosely, sizing down may give a more personally desired fit.


Other questions? Send us an email at hello@compendiumboutique.com or give us a call at 610-543-0283 and we'd be more than happy to help!