The easiest and quickest way to know the size of your overalls is to refer to your pants size (jeans, shorts, dress, jogging, ...). The bib overalls will fit your figure thanks to the adjustable straps, so it is important to know your size. If you wish to have a bib overall perfectly adjusted to your measurements then we have prepared a table indicating all the correspondences between the sizes and the measurements.
1 - Men's Overalls Size Guide
2 - Women's Overalls Size Guide
3 - How to properly take your measurements?
Measure just under the arms across the shoulder blades, holding the tape firmly and level. If your chest size is between two sizes, choose the larger size.
Stand up straight, feet together and measure around your natural waist, ie halfway between the last bone of your ribs and the bone of your hips, keeping the tape measure horizontal. For a casual look and great freedom of movement, add a few centimeters otherwise take the precise measurement for a slimfit cut.
Measure your favorite pants. Lay it flat so you can easily calculate the length. Measure the length from the inseam to the base of the leg hem. Or, you can also measure directly on your legs by taking the measurement from the crotch to the desired trouser length.
Overalls are usually worn over other clothing, so getting the right size can be tricky. Follow our fitting tips to get the perfect fit for you! Here are 5 tips to help you make the right choice.
Tip #1 - Standard measurements for overalls assume you are wearing them over other clothing, so be sure to choose the larger size if you are between measurements.
Tip #2 - Measure the widest part of your chest while keeping the tape measure horizontal.
Tip #3 - Measure the widest part of your waist and add about 2 inches for comfort.
Tip #4 - If your waist is larger than your chest, choose your overalls based on your waist size.
Tip #5 - Add a few inches to your waistline to leave enough room for another layer of clothing under your overalls.
4 - The Evolution of the Overalls
This garment so charismatic and authentic has evolved enormously since its creation in 1854 by A. Lafond in the Lyon region, it is therefore a French garment. Mainly conceived for the comfort of the workers, this blue coat was thought to have a wide casual cut synonymous with comfort. Since then, fashion has changed the vision that people have had of the overalls and it has been able to adapt with more modern designs, making the models of these overalls evolve towards skinny, slim and even extra-large cuts to play on the different trends. The dungarees, besides its popularity that has crossed the years and forged its reputation, is neither more nor less than a pair of pants with a bib, used by workers to wipe their hands while working as children do on their bibs too.
With all its evolutions, especially in terms of cuts, we can hesitate on the size to choose to wear proudly this garment full of history. In this article we explain everything you need to know to choose the right overalls for you.