These women's bibs have the classic look of Carhartt's duck overalls, but with a soft stretch-canvas construction that gives you full freedom to move. The zip pocket on the chest is large enough to fit a phone, and the several slip-in pockets have various sizes to accommodate your different tools. A double layer at the knees increases the durability factor plus gives you a place to stick your knee pads.
8-ounce, 98% cotton / 2% spandex canvas
Built to move with Rugged Flex® stretch technology
Adjustable suspenders for a personalized fit
Multi-compartment bib pocket with zip closure
Double-layer knees with openings for adding knee pads and cleaning out debris
Two large lower-front pockets
Multiple utility pockets
Right - so sizing caused a heated conversation in the Tinker and Fix office. American sizing usually comes up on the large side. When deciding to stock the women's bib overalls we wanted to make sure we could give customers the best sizing information possible. Below you'll see Carhartt's official sizing guide. Below that you'll see our interpretation of it based on experience.
Here's what we found;
Our test model is usually a UK size 10 (sometimes 12, never an 8.) She found the Medium to be spot on - a good fit when worn on its own. She'd go for a Large if wearing a pair of leggings/thermals underneath. From that we'd say the Small was a UK 8, Medium a UK 10, Large a UK 12 and XL a 14.
This further fuelled the conversation around the naming of sizes ..... and the conclusion was you should ignore what Carhartt stick in the label and go with what fits.
Here's some comments from customers who have tried on different sizes;
"I am 5ft 8inches tall, slim and take a size 12 (my jeans size is 29).
The reason I want the dungarees is for gardening so therefore I didn’t want anything too tight.
The medium size was a perfect fit for my size, if I had wanted them for normal/fashion wear I would have gone with this size.
The large are more roomy and will allow me to wear a pair of leggings under them in the winter. For the gardening work I do the large will give me unrestricted movement."