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IW Standing Collar Tartan Check OP Sizing Question 
24th-Jan-2013 09:55 am
Hello, everyone.

Lately I've been thinking to start saving to buy IW's Standing Collar Tartan Check OP in Brown (Size L).

I have no experience with IW's non shirred OPs. The lolibrary page said the measurements will be 78 cm waist max, and 101 cm bust max. My own measurements are 74 cm waist and 95 cm bust. If the measurements are correct I thought I should be able to fit, but I heard some of IW's OPs run much smaller than the listed measurements. I'm just making sure.

If any of you own the OP or have any of IW's non shirred OP, please share your information as well. And while we're at it, how much does this dress usually sell? Any information will be appreciated. Thank you for reading! :)
24th-Jan-2013 03:07 am (UTC)
I own the same thing in another colour! You will be fine and comfortable unless you have a very very wide shoulder measurement or something. The only issue I found was in the sleeve length. I am 5'11" and they were a feeeeew inches too short but I am use to that problem :D
24th-Jan-2013 03:14 am (UTC)
Aw, my shoulders are 2 cm past the official measurements though (mine's 37cm). I wonder whether it can still fit >_<. Can I ask about the length? Where does the skirt falls on your knees?

Edited at 2013-01-24 03:14 am (UTC)
24th-Jan-2013 03:58 am (UTC)
I took my own measurements and I agree the flat outside bust is ~99 and the shoulder is like 35cm but the sleeves are not fitted and there is give in the weave of the fabric so I don't think 2cm is bad. I can't take my own shoulder measurements, haha, but I would consider myself "wide shouldered" from sports and I didn't feel uncomfortable.

It hits about a half inch above my kneecap. 58cm skirt length from the waist seam to the bottom of the black ruffle :)
24th-Jan-2013 05:29 am (UTC)
Thank you! I'm looking for a dress that fall on my kneecap/under my kneecap. It seems that it will do (I'm 5'3).
Again, thank you so much for your info! :)
24th-Jan-2013 04:00 am (UTC)
I have the Standing Collar Amundsen OP in a size L, which has almost the same measurements. My shoulders are 38 cm, and it fits me okay in the shoulders. I wouldn't want to raise my arms over my head, but it's fine otherwise. I measured the actual dress, and I think the stock measurement is a little off in the shoulder width.
24th-Jan-2013 05:26 am (UTC)
Thank you for your info! I heard a lot of people saying that IW's OPs are exceptionally small in the shoulders, and it frightened me to buy OPs from them.

If you don't mind, can I have your own measurements? What measurements are you recommending as maximum for size L IW OPs? My weight tend to swing up and down, and thus my measurements changed from time to time. I just want to keep myself to the comfortable size to wear unshirred OPs.

Thank you. Sorry for the barrage of questions . :)
24th-Jan-2013 06:11 am (UTC)
My bust is 89 cm; my waist is 74 cm. It's loose on me in the bust; I think you will be fine.
24th-Jan-2013 02:15 pm (UTC)
I haven't measured my shoulders recently, but in 2 years ago, when I got asked for a taobao order they were 38cm. My bust/waist are similar to your measurements and I fit both Charles Crown OP and Round Collar Ribbon OP in Size L.
25th-Jan-2013 04:08 am (UTC)
Oh, Charles Crown OP is one of my dream item! Thank you for letting me know :)
25th-Jan-2013 12:56 am (UTC)
IW's unshirred OPs tend to run 4~5cm smaller than the listed measurements (like it says on their site I think?). So you should be fine. Typically with IW, I find that it's their *shirred* items that run way, way, smaller than listed. Hope that helps. My bust is around 89-90cm and I'm right between an M and an L usually.
25th-Jan-2013 04:07 am (UTC)
Oh, I didn't know that. It relieves me to hear that since I am always nervous when buying stuffs that is not shirred. Thank you for your info! :)
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