I mentioned creating another Elhoffer fit post and here we are! Since Elhoffer Design is always releasing new styles and cuts, I wanted to revisit this post and hopefully feature some new customers and clothing. This guide will never be perfect. Everyone likes their clothes to fit differently. Some like things to be form fitting, others a little looser, but hopefully in the end it’ll help you out with what size to pick. The most important thing to pay attention to are the measurements people supply! Every listing that Elhoffer has includes a measurement chart that I find helpful. Plus she mentions the measurements of the models used in the listing. If you don’t have your measurements, I highly recommend having someone take them for you. You don’t need all of them, just the basics like chest, hips, and waist. Once you have that information, finding your size will be much easier. As always, if you have any questions or comments leave them below and I’ll try my best to help you out! The Starpuff Community is pretty great. You can always post on Twitter as well for help and someone will swoop in! You can find Round One here.
Height – 5’4″
Bust – 47″, 42D
Waist – 45.5/46″
Hips – 46″
Size: 3XL (dresses, leggings and non-oversized tops), 2XL (wrap dresses, midi skirts and knit skirts), XL/2XL (oversized sweaters), XL (unisex pieces)
Extra thoughts: I’m a standard US 16/18 in pants, skirts and dresses, however depending on fit I may be a US 20. Elhoffer is true to size for me and fits better than clothes that I get in typical retail stores. It’s loose enough to where it’s comfortable and flattering without being baggy, which is an issue I run into elsewhere since I can float between sizes.
Extra Thoughts: I wear Larges sweaters/ dresses/skirts or if they are combined sizes m/L except the red wrap top with is a medium.
My measurements are 32 bust, 25 waist, and 36 hip. I purchase XS’ and they fit pretty spot on even if I measure closer to a S on some pieces. It’s the beauty of the stretch that practically every piece has. In fact I have a small cardigan that I bought on Black Friday and ended up taking it in. I’m only 5’1 so I do have to hem the longer dresses and capes are a bit more epic on me length wise but it’s easy to add a hem so I’m not bothered by that. The clothes are always a great quality that fit my frame and make my nerdy self feel put together and stylish.
Bust: 51 inches (40 DD)
Waist at Belly Button: 53 inches
Waist above belly button: 51 inches
Hips: 56 inches
Dresses, tops, skirts: 3x
Oversize items: xl/2x
Thoughts: I am a pretty standard 3x in most things Elhoffer. Theoretically, I can go down a size (especially in the wraps) but I prefer to have a little wiggle room for comfortability. I also have broader shoulders and larger biceps and I have never had an issue with anything being tight in the arms and shoulders. At 5’5″ I’m a pretty average height so I don’t have to worry about hemming anything and, with the exception of the original House Wraps, I’ve never had an issue with anything being too long. I am a pretty standard 3x across the board.
Bust – 38”
Waist – 31”
Hips – 43”
Inseam – 30”
Bra Size – 32D
I own the following in small
Make it Pink Maxi
Queen of Ashes
Queen of Fire Burgundy
Burgundy Wrap top
Soviet Shell (ACE 2019)
Striped Wisdom Shell
Ravenclaw Sweater (XS/S)
Black Midi skirt
Grey Midi skirt
Marvelous Arrow Dress
I am normally a Small in tops and dresses ( Oversized sweaters I’ll fluctuate between the XS/S to M/L depending on how I want the sweater to fit)
Medium in skirts.
Waist – 30in
Bust – 35in
Hips (biggest part around bum) – 39in
Height – 5’2”
Name: Retired Mischief Sheath Dress
Fit on me: Dress is a perfect fit. Upper chest section has good stretch and is not at all snug. Length is un-altered and lands below knee at upper shin.
Retired Galactic Dark Lord Oversized Sweater – Purple
Essential High-Waisted Leggings – Black
Size: Top – XS/S
Bottoms – Small
Fit on me: Top is long enough in back to cover my um, and is oversized but still shapely.
Leggings sit on my waist and are a tad long so can be rolled or hemmed. Leggings are a bit snug on my waist but fit well around my thighs.
Name: Retired Oversized Corps Sweater
Fit on me: Sleeves hit a bit above wrist, sweater hits just below belly button and is loose. Shoulders can be worn as wide boat neck.
Name: Retired Magical Maxi Wrap Dress – Red (HEMMED)
Fit on me: This dress fits like a glove!! Top can be wrapped more or less to show more or less cleavage. I got this hemmed to a midi length so it hits at me knees and had the wrap ties cut a bit to match.
Name: Retired Galactic Scavenger Hooded Cape – Grey
Size: One Size
Fit on me: When the cape is hung down the tips almost touch the ground but I can drape those bits over my arms to make the cape shorter if desired.
Name: Retired Galactic Bromance Cardigan
Fit on me: Cardigan length hits around my belly button. The sleeves are a little long but if I need them shorter I fold the cuff back and they’re the perfect length. I have the Retired Punk and Retired Corps cardigans in the same size but with ¾ length sleeves and they fit the same way
Retired Serpent Slayer Hooded Cardigan
Retired Magical Midi Pleated Skirt – Dark Emerald
Size: Top: Small
Bottom: Small – hemmed approx. 4”
Fit on me: Top fits well but gapes a bit between top buttons when buttoned up.
Skirt fits perfectly and was hemmed to hit me at knee length rather than mid calf.
Essential Catherine V-Neck Top -Charcoal
Retired OG Agent 13 Skirt
Size: Top: Medium
Fit on me: I sized up on this top which I’m so glad that I did because I personally don’t like when tops have to stretch to fit around my torso as I feel constricted. I also have a kind of short waist-line so I don’t personally like the look of tops that stretch over my ribs and hips. That said, I can tell that this material has a lot of stretch and I’m sure that had I gone with my regular small it would have worked, the medium just gives me more wiggle room. I also love the length of this top and it works well tucked in or out.
The skirt fits great at a size small and like the magical midi skirts has a thick waistband.
Name: Retired Marvelous Arrow Sheath Dress
Fit on me: I took a chance on this dress and ordered the XS because S&M were sold out and it fits so well! The knit material has such amazing stretch and in a way that doesn’t feel at all tight or constricting, and the nature of the material doesn’t pull or cling anywhere. I was worried that it might me a little tight in the underarm area but it is not.
Name: Retired Stars and Stripes Soviet Sheath Dress
Fit on me: This dress also fits great and doesn’t stretch much to fit me. Because of the thickness of the material it doesn’t cling anywhere. This dress is a little tighter under my arms than the Marvelous arrow dress but it’s not uncomfortable.
Bust: 42″ / 36D
I’m normally a Large in most things (shells, leggings, skirts, wrap dresses, tunics, sweaters, cardigans), but can size down to Medium on wrap dresses if needed. I have the Catherine tops in Large, but they’re a bit tight, so I could *maybe* go up a size – next color release! Also, the skater skirts that are top stitched I’m an XL or 2XL (which is a bit loose, but I didn’t get an XL so can’t test this theory).
Generally I’m a 12, or Large in most US sizes.
Pic 1: bravery cape wrap in medium
Pic 2: yule ball dress in large (could have gotten a medium)
Pic 3: essential oversize sweater in M/L and skater skirt in L
Pic 4: magical midi in M (now I size up to L since it presses on my ribs and they are my widest part)
Pic 5: skater skirt in M
Pic 6: maxi skirt in L, with this fabric, I do feel I could have stayed at a medium based on where I wear the top of the skirt
Pic 7: mischief shell in L
Pic 8: mischief shell in M
I was ordering the shells in a large, bit have since changed to mediums, and out of necessity, even a small works sometimes
Pic 9: snips shell in small
I’m 5’9” with 36” bust, 29” waist, and 34” hips. I typically wear Smalls across the board with Elhoffer, with the exception of shells and skirts. I prefer the fit of XS shells and Medium skirts compared to the Smalls.
Height: 5 5
Upper Arm: 13.5”
Chest: 39.5” ( 36”/ B cup in Vic S bras)
Large in purple essential skater skirt, sitting right under bra
Large in black slip, hand showing where pocket sits
Large in vanilla slip, wearing a gray/ purple bra to show how see-through the fabric is
Large in the Leia cardi
Large in R2D2
Medium in Hades