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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

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Helen Teague: Sixteen47 Designer

12 Oct 2016

“I think I bought my first clothes from you in London in the early 90s. I know I've gone up a size from 4 to 5 since then but thankfully there is still some growing room! Today I put a Sixteen47 item out for the charity shop for the first time ever...a pair of pale blue trousers. Looking at my wardrobe it is easily 85% sixteen47 although not all as it came, tops have become jackets, occasionally trousers have become skirts, when I get bored I mess with stuff but this is the first giveaw

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Size Guide

Our sizing system was developed by Helen and Dawn based on their own experiences and Helen's training in architecture. Helen uses both measurement and scale to ensure that the fit works but also that proportions are considered.


Size Information

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 - 60

Size 6 will suit anyone from size 36-47 Bust - 66 Hip - 70


Special Sizing

We regret that we are no londer able to offer specially made lengths. Our size chart (above) does refer to UK sizes and is in inches. US sizing is normally a size up eg. a size 14 in the UK is a size 16 in the US

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