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Dawn French & Helen Teague

Special Measures

28 Oct 2016

Special Measures


We all come in different shapes and sizes. How then do you make clothes that create that wonderful feel of a ‘good fit’ for every customer? Sixteen47 has top expertise. Its specially devised size-grades allow graceful adaptation to a body’s shape. Helen Teague, its designer, creates clothes that augment the human form. Her magical formula is based on her experience in architecture where proportion is everything. Well designed clothes are a joy to the eye of the beholder and a delight for the wearer.

"Gorgeous - I still wear my maroony purple crushed velvet coat that's def over 12 years old as I remember wearing when I was pregnant; in fact hubby thinks nearer 16/17 years old - it still looks like new & still gets compliments ??. That what I call a fabulous buy - its never out of fashion."

Melanie (via facebook - Oct 2016)

Sixteen47 One to Six Sizes

  • SIZE 1 will suit anyone from size 16-20 Bust - 42 Hip - 44
  • SIZE 2 will suit anyone from size 20-24 Bust - 46 Hip - 48
  • SIZE 3 will suit anyone from size 24-28 Bust - 50 Hip - 52
  • SIZE 4 will suit anyone from size 28-32 Bust - 54 Hip - 56
  • SIZE 5 will suit anyone from size 32-36 Bust - 58 Hip - 62
  • SIZE 6 will suit anyone from size 36-47 Bust - 66 Hip - 70
See highlighted below for where our unique one-six size ranges meets UK dress sizes
UK Dress Sizes 16 18 20 22 24 26 28 30 34 36 40 42
Bust Measurement
in inches 40 42 44 46 48 50 52 54 58 60 64 66
in cm 101 107 112 117 122 127 132 137 142.5 152.5 157.5 167.5
Hip Measurement
in inches 42 44 46 48 50 52 54 56 60 62 66 68
in cm 107 112 117 122 127 132 137 142.5 152.5 157.5 167.5 173
International Dress Sizes
US Dress Size 12 14 16 18 22 24 26 28 32 34 38 40
French Dress Size 44 46 48 50 52 54 56 58 62 64 68 70
Italian Dress Size 52 56 58 60 62 62 66 68 72 74 78 80
German Dress Size 46 48 50 52 54 56 58 60 64 66 70 72
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