How to Measure Yourself

Introduction to Our Sizing

At ES, we approach sizing a bit differently. We have three different sizing conventions (OS, XXS-XL, 000-16) for different style garments, and we use your body measurements to recommend the correct size in each of our conventions. Your ES size may be different than it is in other brands - that is totally normal! You may also choose to wear a different size than our chart recommends - that is okay too! This page is your guide to using all the tools we have available to help you select the best size. Our sizing has been significantly updated as of November 1st, 2017, so please confirm your size as it may have changed!

OS SIZING

OS stands for One Size. Garments using the OS convention started out as available in just a single size. As we started to accommodate more bodies, we added an OS Minus and an OS Plus option. This sizing is used for our roomier, more relaxed fitting garments that are the most flexible in terms of size and that can be worn a variety of ways. Size up or down from the recommended size based on your measurements to achieve your desired look. Our OS garments also have the most variation in fit across bodies - they fit a bit differently on everybody, and we love that!

XXS-XL Sizing

Our XXS-XL convention is used for our relaxed styles that have a comfortable but not oversized fit - although, this sizing is still fairly flexible. Many of our pants, tanks, and dresses use this sizing, and many women can wear two different sizes comfortably. Order true to size for the fit closest to the one pictured, and size up or down to achieve your desired look.

000-16 Sizing

Our 000-16 convention is used for more of our most fitted and nuanced garments like the Cecilia Pant and the Clyde Work Pant. Order true to size for the fit closest to the one pictured. Sizing up or down is still usually possible, but with our closer fitting garments, sizing down can lead to difficulty getting the garment on in some cases.

Our Length Options

We offer length options on all bottoms and jumpsuits. The approximate differences in inseam length and rise are depicted in the accompanying graphic. These measurements vary based on style; check the garment measurements on each product page to confirm. We recommend choosing the length option based on your height and body type - some folks that are taller but have longer torsos and shorter legs may prefer the fit of the Regular and vice versa.

Also, remember that for jumpsuits in particular, your torso length is the most important factor. If you are Short in height but have a long torso, you may want to order a Regular or a Tall and have the inseam hemmed and vice versa. Keep your preferences in mind, and remember that fine-tuning final length is an easy and quick adjustment by a tailor.

Our general recommendations for length selection below:
Short: 5’4” and below
Regular: 5’4” - 5’8”
Tall: 5’8” and above

How to Measure Yourself

Instructions

To use our size chart, you will need to obtain your body measurements. Then, locate your measurements on our chart, and move to the left to see which ES sizes are recommended for you. Measure around the fullest part of your bust wearing a good bra (if you normally wear one), measure around the narrowest part of your waist (this should be right around your belly button), and measure around the fullest part of your hips (this is different on everybody, you want the largest measurement whether that’s around your seat or the top of your thighs). You should do this with only undergarments on, and you should pull the tape snug - snugger than feels normal!

Diverging from Your Recommended Size

Many customers can wear multiple sizes in ES to achieve different fits. If you want to size up or down from your recommended size, we have a few tips. First, if you fall between sizes, let the most relevant measurements guide your choice. For example, the hip measurement is the most important factor in selecting a pant size. If you are a size 6 in the hip but a size 4 in the waist, then I’d recommend the 6 to ensure you’re able to pull the pant on over your hips. If you are a size 4 in the hip but a size 6 in the waist, I’d recommend the 4 since the elastic will stretch to accommodate your waist. If you prefer a slimmer fit overall, sizing down in most garments is safe with the exception of our silk crepe items. Adding tension to the seams on silk can lead to premature wear, and we don’t recommend it - especially in bottoms. Sizing down in canvas and linen is typically not a problem! If you prefer a roomier fit, you are always welcome to size up. Many customers like to size up in silk because it has such beautiful drape and movement; for example, I love to wear my Florence Pant in Silk Crepe a size larger than normal for a palazzo-effect. Sizing up in linen and canvas works as well, but the canvas can feel a bit bulky, so keep that in mind. When in doubt, feel free to email us for more help!

Garment Measurements

We have garment measurements listed on each product page! These measurements refer to the garment itself, and they will be different than your body measurements (i.e. most of our garments have quite a bit of ease and chest/hip measurements will often be larger than your body, and elastic waists will be much smaller than your waist measurement because they stretch). All measurements are taken flat, so you’ll need to double them when necessary. All measurements are approximate and may vary slightly due to the handmade nature of clothing and differences in the measuring process. The best way to use garment measurements is to compare them to items you already own and love! When measuring a garment, make sure to keep the garment as flat as possible, but don’t stretch the fabric. Email us if you need additional measurements or help with sizing!

Need Help?

We are here for you! Just shoot us an email with any questions you have about sizing and fit. For the quickest reply, feel free to go ahead and include your body measurements in the email (for bonus points, add a photo!), so we can give you the most accurate advice!