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Size Guide

Sizing in women's apparel is very challenging, we truly get it. The information below is intended to give you guidance so that you can find what works best for you in our Dovetail work pants. We realize our current size chart is limited. We are testing some new tools that we hope to roll out later this spring.


Freshley Overall
Black Flex: True to Size
Grey Stretch Canvas: Go up 1-2 SIZES

Maven Slim Pant
Indigo Power Flex: Go up 1 SIZE
Black Flex: True to Size
Grey Stretch Canvas: Go up 1-2 SIZES

Day Construct Pant
Brown Stretch Canvas: Go up 1-2 SIZES

Britt Utility Pant
Indigo “Kilo” Denim Flex: True to Size
Grey Stretch Canvas: Go up 1-2 SIZES
Natural Stretch Canvas: Go up 1-2 SIZES


  • All of the info above is general. Women’s sizing varies greatly depending on shape and fit preferences. 
  • If you need more guidance email cs@dovetailworkwear.com. Andrea O. is the amazing, real woman on the other end of that email address answering sizing questions with knowledge, expertise and humanity! 
    • Kate, our founder, is our fit model and seen in many of website product images. She's 5'7" tall and has a 27” waist and a 38” hip. Her inseam is 30”. She weighs 133 pounds.
    • She wears a size 4 in the Maven Slim Indigo Power Flex denim and a size 6 in the Maven Slim & Freshley Overall in Black Flex denim. She wears a size 6 in all of Dovetail's canvas workpant styles.  
    • Please also see our other models' measurements and sizes, noted on each product page. 
    • When you try on your pants in any style for the first time, there should be no gapping in the back of the waistband nor extra fabric around/below the crotch. They should fit like they just came out of a hot dryer--very fitted in the waist and hips. When sized right, the fabric will conform to your body over time, but not bag out like some fashion stretch jeans do.
    • Because our denim and other fabrics are premium, they do not lose shape over time. Our stretch fabrics mold to the body due to very high shape memory (proven through lab testing).

      How do other Dovetail products fit?

      • Knit Tops, Hoodies, Tshirts—True to size. All of our shirt patterns are intentionally cut and sized with the feminine form in mind. We ensure that your mid-section is well covered even while bending and moving. 
      • Reversible Beanie—a moderate fit accommodating most head sizes, with intentionally unisex sizing and styling. (We just have to add that the feel of the Merino wool is DREAMY. And no itchiness!)
      • Double-pronged Belts—these come in 2 sizes and are meant to accommodate varied (or changing:) waistlines due to their continuous hole pattern. Also unisex.
      • Gloves--Designed with a woman's hand in mind, big or small. Comes in sizes XS-L. With 4-way stretch.


      We are thrilled that various national retailers have started carrying Dovetail. See our Where To Buy page for our current store locations. 




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