Size Guide

  • how to measure

    find your perfect size

    For the most accurate results, have someone else measure you. Also, please keep in mind that it is best to measure while you're wearing undergarments, not a shirt or pants.

    bust:

    Place the measuring tape under your arms and measure around the fullest part of your bustline.

    waist:

    Measure around the narrowest part of your torso, usually above your belly button.

    hips:

    With your feet together, measure around the fullest part of your hips, usually at the top of your legs.

    inseam:

    Measure from the top of your inner thigh down to your ankle bone.

    who can wear petites?

    The most flattering petite fit not only addresses height, but proportions, too. Petite sizing is designed for women 5'4" and under, but there are other factors that determine who should wear petites. If you have narrow shoulders or proportionately shorter arms, you may be able to wear petite tops. If your legs are proportionately shorter than your torso, you may want to try petite pants and skirts.

    It's a proportion, not a size.®

    Christopher & Banks offers the perfect fit for your size. We have proportionally adjusted the bust, waist, and hip measurements to different dimensions for Missy, Women and Petite figures—it's what makes your sizing unique. Christopher & Banks creates clothing scaled to proportionately accurate sizing, rather than making the same dimensions larger or smaller. We are happy to offer this variety and hope you find some beautiful additions for your wardrobe that fit your body, just as it is.

  • missy
    US SIZE US NUMERIC SIZE BUST WAIST HIP
    XS 2 33 28 37
    S 4 34 29 38
    6 35 30 39
    M 8 36 31 40
    10 37 32 41
    L 12 38½ 33½ 42½
    14 40 35 44
    XL 16 41½ 36½ 45½
    18 43 38 47
  • petite – under 5’4”
    US SIZE US NUMERIC SIZE BUST WAIST HIP
    P/S 4P 33½ 28½ 37½
    6P 34½ 29½ 38½
    P/M 8P 35½ 30½ 39½
    10P 36½ 31½ 40½
    P/L 12P 38 33 42
    14P 39½ 34½ 43½
    P/XL 16P 41 36 45
    18P 42½ 37½ 46½
  • women
    US SIZE US NUMERIC SIZE BUST WAIST HIP
    X 14W 41 36 43
    1X 16W 43 38 45
    18W 45 40 47
    2X 20W 47 42 49
    22W 49 44 51
    3X 24W 51 46 53
    26W 53 48 55
  • pant lengths
      INSEAM RANGE* HEIGHT RANGE
    MISSY AVERAGE 29 ½” – 32” 5’4” – 5’8½”
    SHORT 26 ½” – 29” Under 5’4”
    LONG 32 ½” – 35” 5’9” and over
    ANKLE 27” 5’4” - 5'8½”
    PETITE AVERAGE 26 ½” – 29” 5’ – 5’4”
    ANKLE 24 ½” 5’ - 5’4”
    WOMEN AVERAGE 29 ½” – 32” 5’4” – 5’8½”
    PETITE 26 ½” – 29” Under 5’4”
    TALL 32 ½” – 35” 5’9” and over
    ANKLE 27” 5’4” - 5'8½”
    *See style for exact inseam length. Inseam length is dependent on leg shape and fabrication.
  • Straight-Fit pant lengths
    Straight-Fit Pants/Jeans
    Missy (4-16)
    US Size US Numeric Size Waist Hip
    S 4 30½ 37½
    6 31½ 38½
    M 8 32½ 39½
    10 33½ 40½
    L 12 35” 42”
    14 36½ 43½
    XL 16 38” 45”
    18 39½ 46½
    Straight-Fit Pants/Jeans
    Petite (4P-16P)
    US Size US Numeric Size Waist Hip
    P/S 4P 30” 37”
    6P 31” 38”
    P/M 8P 32” 39”
    10P 33” 40”
    P/L 12P 34½ 41½
    14P 36” 43”
    P/XL 16P 37½ 44½
    Straight-Fit Pants/Jeans
    Women/Plus (14W-24W)
    US Size US Numeric Size Waist Hip
    X 14W 37½ 42½
    1X 16W 39½ 44½
    18W 41½ 46½
    2X 20W 43½ 48½
    22W 45½ 50½
    3X 24W 47½ 52½
    26W 49½ 54½