The first time I ever went into a vintage store I started looking for my "sized" stuff... it was a very rude awakening that all sizing is not equal. . . not at all. After trying on dress after dress I quickly found that Marilyn Monroe being a dress size 12 was not a big deal. Size 12 then is like size 6 now... I am not sure if all the women then were that much more tiny or if they just like to make women feel better now but either way it is really disconcerting.