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Size Guide

Sizing in women's work apparel is very challenging, we truly get it.

The information below provides guidance so that you can find the perfect Dovetail work pant for you!

ReTooled Fit: Taking New Measures

Over the past several years, the Dovetail product team has received feedback from our customers that many have to size up in our product, especially in sizes 16 and above. 

Many women who technically fit size 24 weren’t able to fit that size in our apparel. We knew we had work to do and that process of reframing, wear testing and fine tuning, resulted in our ReTooled Fit Project.
In Fall 2023, we are piloting the ReTooled Fit in our new, Old School High Rise. We invite your feedback as you try our new pattern!
If you are a loyal customer 16 and above, please note you should review your measurements– you may need to order a size or two smaller! If you are unsure of your size in the ReTooled Fit style, please use the fitting chart directly below. Thank you for being part of the crew as we pilot this new pattern project!


ReTooled Size Chart for all pants

Numerical SizingJean sizingAlpha SizingWaistHip
00023XXXS22 12 - 2533 - 36 12
0024XXS23 12 - 2634 - 37 12
02524 12 - 2735 - 38 12
226XS25 12 - 2826 - 39 12
42726 12 - 2937 - 40 12
628S27 12 - 3038 - 41 12
82928 12 - 3139 - 42 12
1030M29 12 - 3240 - 43 12
123130 12 - 33 1241 - 45
1432L33 12 - 37 1245 - 49
16 ReTooled3337 12 - 4149 - 51
18 ReTooled34XL40 - 4451 - 53
20 ReTooled3543 - 4753 - 55
22 ReTooled36XXL46 - 4955 - 57
24 ReTooled3748 - 5257 - 59

This measurement chart is meant to be a tool in your toolbox to find the right fit. If your measurements show you may fit into more than one size, prioritize hip measurement over waist. Consider the level of stretch in the fabric you're interested in – if you find you can fit in more than one size, the smaller size may work better in high stretch, and the larger may work better in a low stretch fabric.

How do other Dovetail products fit?

Tops + Outerwear—True to size. We intentionally pattern our shirts with the feminine form in mind. We ensure your mid-section is well-covered while bending and moving.

Beanie—a moderate fit accommodating most head sizes.

Double-pronged Belts—these unisex belts come in 2 lengths. XS/S measures 37” from leather end to leather end, excluding the buckle, and fits sizes 000–8. The M/L measures 43”, and fits sizes 8–18.

Gloves—Designed with a woman's hand in mind, big or small. Comes in sizes XS-L.


We are thrilled that various North American stores carry Dovetail Workwear– call before your visit to confirm size availability.
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https://dovetailworkwear.com/pages/where-to-buy

If you still think you're between sizes, choose based on if you like a looser or tighter fit. If you have a beautifully unique body shape and need more help, reach out to our customer service team.