Women’s Fit Guide

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Guide to Women’s Fit and Sizing

Orvis women’s clothing is sized for real women to wear in active, real-life situations. We create each piece with a body’s natural range of motion in mind. We field test our original designs on Orvis Associates of all sizes and shapes to ensure that our pieces comfortably flatter a variety of figures. Because we only sell what we ourselves would be proud to give or wear, we are passionate about creating the highest-quality, best-fitting, and most versatile styles for you.


Women’s Knits and Wovens

Use the following tables and information for a guide on how Orvis apparel relates to size and fit.

US SIZE BUST WAIST
X-Small 4 34 ½" 26 ½"
Small 6 - 8 35 ½ - 36 ½" 27 ½ - 28 ½"
Medium 10 - 12 37 ½ - 39" 29 ½ - 31"
Large 14 - 16 40 ½ - 42" 32 ½ - 34"
X-Large 18 - 20 44 - 46" 36 - 38"

About the Fit

  1. Modern Fit: Our closest fit is shaped to comfortably contour the body.
  2. Classic Fit: Our most universal fit offers subtle shape while maintaining comfort and ease.
  3. Easy Fit: Our most relaxed fit has a slightly loose and draped silhouette.


How to Measure

In all instances, hold tape firm and level, but not tight. Because size measurements can vary dramatically across the marketplace, it can be hard to know your best fit. Our Customer Service experts are here to help.


  1. Bust: Wrap a tape measure evenly around the fullest part under your arms.
  2. Waist: Wrap the tape around your natural waistline.

Pants

Use the following table and information to understand how Orvis pants are sized.

US SIZE WAIST HIP
X-Small 4 26 ½" 36 ½"
Small 6 - 8 27 ½ - 28½" 37 ½ - 38½"
Medium 10 - 12 29 ½ - 31" 39 ½ - 41"
Large 14 - 16 32 ½ - 34" 42 ½ - 44"
X-Large 18 - 20 36 - 38" 46 - 48"

About the fit

  1. Modern Fit: A more contemporary fit in stretch fabrics. Closer to the body and slimmer than our Classic Fit.
  2. Classic Fit: Our traditional fit in non-stretch fabrics with ease built in at hip and thigh.
  3. Easy Fit: Our most comfortable and relaxed fit with a full elastic waist.


How to Measure

In all instances, hold tape firm and level, but not tight. Because size measurements can vary dramatically across the marketplace, it can be hard to know your best fit. Our Customer Service experts are here to help.


  1. Waist: Wrap tape around your natural waistline.
  2. Hips: Standing with your feet together, measure around the fullest part of your hip (approx. 7-8" below the waist).
  3. Inseam: Best taken from an existing pair of pants you like. Measure along the garment inseam from the crotch seam to the hem.

Skirts and Dresses

Use the following table and information to understand how Orvis skirts and dresses are sized.

Regular Skirt Regular Dress Falls
24" 40" At the knee
27" 43" Below the knee
31" 49" Mid-calf
33" 49" Below the calf
36" 51" At the ankle


Hats


Your hat should fit securely, but not tightly—if you shake your head back and forth vigorously, the hat should stay put. The same goes for bending forward; if you bend down, your hat shouldn’t slip off. Make sure that your hat doesn’t bind or pinch. If it does, we recommend you exchange it for the next larger size.

Hat Size Head Size
Small 6 ¾ - 6 ⅞" 21 ⅛ - 21 ½"
Medium 7 - 7 ⅛" 21 ⅞ - 22 ¼"
Large 7 ¼ - 7 ⅜" 22 ⅝ - 23"
X-Large 7 ½ - 7 ⅝" 23 ½ - 23 ⅞"
XX-Large 7 ¾" 24 ¼"

How to Measure

Using a cloth measuring tape, measure around your head at the point at which your hat normally rides (approximately 1" above your ear). If your measurement is between two hat sizes, order the larger size.


Gloves

Use the following table as a guide for glove sizing.

Hand Size
X-Small n/a
Small 6 ½"
Medium 7"
Large 7 ½"
XL 8"

How to Measure

Measure all the way around the flat part of your hand, excluding the thumb, and around the widest part at the knuckles. Use the chart above to convert this measurement in inches to your corresponding glove size.


Footwear

Use the following table to understand how sizes relate to different metrics.

US 5 5.5 6 6.5 7 7.5 8 8.5 9 9.5 10 10.5 11 12
EURO 36 36.5 37 37.5 38 38.5 39 39.5 40 40.5 41 41.5 42 43
UK 3 3.5 4 4.5 5 5.5 6 6.5 7 7.5 8 8.5 9 10
CM 22 22.5 23 23.5 24 24.5 25 25.5 26 26.5 27 27.5 28 29