Magdalena’s Story

March 16, 2013

Magdalena's Story

Magdalena on the right in Blue Fish

I first came across Blue Fish Clothing at a craft fair more than several years ago. I fell in love with it! For me, when I’m wearing these clothes, I feel more like myself than in anything else. Why? Because I feel that the clothing is a throwback to styles of yesteryear and because that’s the sort of person I am.

I am a musician/composer, a painter and a fiber artist. I share what I know with many people here in Princeton, New Jersey at no cost to them. I am all about hugs. That’s payment enough for me. I have a large following of women in my knitting group and I’m often complimented on my clothes.

My husband a I ventured out to Nova Scotia for a knitting retreat. It was a long rip because I have multiple sclerosis and for various reasons we chose to drive and then take the ferry across into Canada. I packed my Blue Fish Clothes because what I wanted most of all was comfort. We had an interesting conversation one night while walking on the boardwalk of a quaint little fishing village. There were many little shops and there was a festival atmosphere even though it was a cool and foggy night. We walked along and passed many of the shops, but on our return I decided to stop at a couple of them for souvenirs. When I entered one of the stores, the lady behind the counter said, “I saw you walk by earlier, and I thought to myself, she must be an artistic person.” I was surprised and I asked her how she knew that. She replied with, “by the way you are dressed!” I was wearing a four square pant and my oversized sweater both with beautiful patches on them.

I was tickled pink by the comment. If people can look at me and see what I am on the inside because of what I am wearing, then I’m proud to wear these clothes.

Unfortunately, we often judge a book by its cover. But because they are drawn to me, once they look behind the cover (my Blue Fish outfits), they are pleasantly surprised that what they perceive of me is who I am. And what I am is a Blue Fish gal with an artistic soul.

Blue Fish says it all!

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Size Guide


Blue Fish sizing is uniquely ours. We have developed this system to fit many body types, shapes, & heights comfortably. Here is the Blue Fish size chart and its traditional size equivalent:

00 – only available in select styles. fits up to size 6

0 – fits up to size 10

1 – fits ups to size 16

2 – fits up to size 22

3 – only available in our studio tees & some tunics. fits up to size 26

O/S – one size that fits most customers

Remember that each style is unique & has different measurements--please check the size chart on your item of interest for exact measurements! One style may fit you differently than other styles you have worn before and we strongly recommend checking the measurements before making your purchase.


You might wear a combination of sizes depending on your body shape and how you prefer the drape of your clothing. For instance, you might wear a size 0 pants and a size 1 top. If you prefer looser, more flowy clothing, size up--if you prefer more fitted pieces, choose those closer to your actual measurements. We provide measurements for each style so you can find the best fit for the way you like to wear your Blue Fish.  

If you ever have questions about the fit of our clothing, just give us a call! We will help you find the specific styles that will work best for you. Call us at 800.395.4566 M-F from 9-5 CST to speak to our personal shoppers. You can also email us with any questions at