Chico's is an apparel brand that curates colorful, unique, and chic pieces. It’s no wonder it is such a popular brand for women around the world.
Chico's is so unique that they even created their own sizing. Because of that, it’s important to understand a Chico’s size chart.
Did you know that a Chico’s size 2 is not the same as a size 2 in any other brand? In this post, you’ll learn how to determine Chico's sizing once and for all.
Why Is Chico’s Sizing Different?
Chico's has developed their own sizing system to help give its customers consistency of fit. They strive to eliminate the inconsistency that traditional sizing charts allow.
Customers can always find the perfect fit from Chico's whether buying a top, dress, or pair of pants. With other brands and manufacturers, you may range from a 6, 8, or 10. But with Chico's, once you find your fit, you can have confidence in the size consistency.
Next, we’ll jump into how to measure to ensure you find your perfect fit with a Chico's size chart.
How To Measure For Chico’s Sizing
When it comes to measuring yourself for a Chico's item, you will need to take multiple measurements of various body parts. In this section, we’ll go over tips for success and obtaining an accurate measurement.
To measure your arm, you may need an extra set of hands for assistance. Stand fully upright with your arms relaxed at your side. Use your measuring tape and place it at the top of your shoulder, and read the measurement at your wrist (in inches).
You can expect to use this measurement for a top, dress, outerwear item, or a swimsuit.
You will measure your bust in the same position as you did while measuring your arm length. Place the measuring tape flat against the fullest part of your chest, underneath your arms.
If possible, place the tape measurer flat against your skin. You will also use this measurement for a top, dress, outerwear item, or a swimsuit.
Find your natural waistline by bending to the side and pinpointing where you see a crease. Place the tape measure flat around this part of your waist.
A waist measurement will be used when measuring for a top, dress, outerwear item, or swimwear.
Stand upright and place your feet together. Place the measuring tape flat around the fullest part of your hips, ideally without clothing obstructing.
You will need this measurement for pretty much any clothing item: including a top, bottom, dress, outerwear, or swim item.
To measure an inseam, ensure you are wearing a pair of pants that fit well. Consider wearing a pair of leggings for this step. You will perform this measurement while standing.
Measure from the crotch seam down to the bottom of your pants. Follow along the seam as you measure.
The inseam will be measured when you’re looking to purchase a pair of pants.
The torso measurement is only used when measuring yourself for swimwear. You will make a loop that starts at your shoulder.
From there, the tape measure will travel down the front of your body through the crotch area, and come back up the backside, ultimately meeting the tape measure where it started.
Chico's Size Chart: Tops, Dresses, Outerwear
At Chico's, Missy sizes are their standard sizing measurement. See the picture below outlining a sizing chart for Missy sizes that can be used for tops, dresses, and outerwear.
Petite sizing at Chico's is very similar to the Missy sizing, but with a few caveats. Chico's recommends petite garments for women who are 5’4” or under.
That is because petite items have shortened sleeves, inseams, and lengths, along with raised waistlines. View the picture below for a sizing chart for tops, dresses, and outerwear in petite sizing.
Chico's Size Chart: Bottoms
As we discussed earlier, missy sizes are Chico’s standard size. Below we have a size chart for Chico’s bottoms in Missy sizing.
Chico's bottoms will have a raised waistline with a reduced inseam. See our sizing chart below for Chico’s petite sizing for bottoms.
Now that you have your trusty Chico's size charts, you’ll be able to compare and convert your standard-sizing clothing items.
If you like the brand Chico's, you may also want to read our Torrid sizing guide because it is another company without standard sizing.
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