ELLA HOPFELDT SHIRT FIT GUIDE

Proper shirt fit and the right size are the two most important things when buying a dress shirt. Because fit determines how you will look and feel, a perfect fit is what makes a great women’s dress shirt.

A fitted shirt that fits well flatters your body and makes you feel confident regardless of your shape and size. You are guaranteed to always look sleek and smart. 
 
At Ella Hopfeldt, we have developed our own proprietary shirt fit system based on unique sizing where body shape AND size make up each of our four fits. All women’s fitted shirts that we offer come in thirty-six different options: four shapes and nine sizes.
 
This makes it possible to provide the majority of women a much better product and a much better experience.
 
Our 4 shirt fits are named after European countries: Italian fitGerman fitFrench fit and Spanish fit.
 
Finding your perfect Ella Hopfeldt shirt fit is not difficult at all! Our simple Fit Quiz will guide you through easy to answer questions. It will help you find the right fit for your shape in minutes.
navy blue gingham dress shirt

Read more about all Ella Hopfeldt signature shirt fits:

Italian fit shirts are fitted, long length shirts for average height and taller women  (171–184 cm / 5’7”–6’0”).

Figure-wise the shirt fit is perfect for:

  • pear-shaped figure (bust and/or shoulders are smaller than hips, waistline is somewhat defined);
  • athletic / rectangle / banana shaped figure (shoulders, bust and hips are around the same size, waistline is somewhat defined).

All Italian fit shirts in our shop are named after Italian cities:

  • Venice: Italian fit, classic collar, double cuff to be worn with cufflinks;
  • Palermo: Italian fit, classic collar, single universal cuff to be worn with either regular buttons or cufflinks;
  • Rome: Italian fit, Italian collar, double cuff to be worn with cufflinks;
  • Milan: Italian fit, Italian collar, single universal cuff to be worn with either regular buttons or cufflinks.
italian fit shirts

German fit shirts are fitted, long length shirts for average height and taller women (171–184 cm / 5’7”–6’0”). Compared to the Italian fit, the German shirt fit has more room for shoulders and bust and a well-defined waistline.

Figure-wise the shirts are perfect for:

  • V shaped, also sometimes called inverted triangle figure (bust/shoulders are wider than hips, waist is well defined);
  • hourglass-shaped figure (bust and hips are balanced, waist is well defined).

All German fit shirts in our shop are named after German cities:

  • Munich: German fit, classic collar, double cuff to be worn with cufflinks;
  • Berlin: German fit, classic collar, single universal cuff to be worn with either regular buttons or cufflinks;
  • Hamburg: German fit, Italian collar, double cuff to be worn with cufflinks;
  • Bonn: German fit, Italian collar, single universal cuff to be worn with either regular buttons or cufflinks.
german fit shirt

French fit shirts are fitted, long length shirts for average height and shorter women (155–170 cm / 5’1”–5’7”). In general, the fit is identical to the Italian fit, except for the overall length and the length of the sleeves.

Figure-wise the shirt fit is perfect for:

  • pear-shaped figure (bust and/or shoulders are smaller than hips, waistline is somewhat defined);
  • athletic / rectangle / banana shaped figure (shoulders, bust and hips are around the same size, waistline is somewhat defined).

All French fit shirts in our shop are named after cities in France:

  • Paris: French fit, classic collar, double cuff to be worn with cufflinks;
  • Marseille: French fit, classic collar, single universal cuff to be worn with either regular buttons or cufflinks;
  • Lyon: French fit, Italian collar, double cuff to be worn with cufflinks;
  • Nice: French fit, Italian collar, single universal cuff to be worn with either regular buttons or cufflinks.
french fit shirt

Spanish fit shirts are fitted, long lenght shirts for average height and shorter women (155–170 cm / 5’1”–5’7”). Compared to the French fit, the Spanish shirt fit has more room for shoulders and bust and a well-defined waistline.

Figure-wise the shirts are perfect for:

  • V shaped, also sometimes called inverted triangle figure (bust/shoulders are wider than hips, waist is well defined);
  • hourglass-shaped figure (bust and hips are balanced, waist is well defined).

All Spanish fit shirts in our shop are named after cities in Spain:

  • Madrid: Spanish fit, classic collar, double cuff to be worn with cufflinks;
  • Bilbao: Spanish fit, classic collar, single universal cuff to be worn with either regular buttons or cufflinks;
  • Barcelona: Spanish fit, Italian collar, double cuff to be worn with cufflinks;
  • Seville: Spanish fit, Italian collar, single universal cuff to be worn with either regular buttons or cufflinks.
spanish fit shirt

Finding the right size:

To determine your size for Ella Hopfeldt women’s fitted shirts you need to compare your bust, waist and hips measurements to our size charts. Remember, sizing varies from brand to brand and your size in a fitted dress shirt might not be the one you’re used to wearing. It is not uncommon to need one to two sizes larger in a fitted shirt. 

We recommend that you choose your size based on your specific measurements and the size chart. Choose the size that best fits all of your measurements, but most importantly your largest one. 

Women often find that their measurements are between sizes. In that case we recommend choosing the larger size

To measure yourself, use a fabric measuring tape, and if possible, have another person help you.

  1. Bust: wrap the tape under your arms around the fullest part of your bust. Preferably wearing a bra.
  2. Waist: measure around your natural waistline, halfway between your waist and hip.
  3. Hip: standing with your heels together, measure around the fullest part of your hips.
shirt fit

Now compare your measurements with our size charts and see which size fits you best.

Choose Your Sizing System
ITALIAN fit measurements / Shirts: Venice, Rome, Milan, Palermo
EU Sizes / cm
Bust
Waist
Hips
Shirt length
Sleeve length
32
79
66
88
68.8
62.6
34
83
70
92
69.2
63.4
36
87
74
96
69.6
64.2
38
91
78
100
70
65
40
95
82
104
70
65.4
42
99
86
108
70
65.8
44
103
90
112
70
66.2
46
107
94
116
70
66.6
48
111
98
120
70
66.6
GERMAN fit measurements / Shirts: Berlin, Hamburg, Munich, Bonn
EU Sizes / cm
Bust
Waist
Hips
Shirt length
Sleeve length
32
84
64
89
67.5
62.6
34
88
68
93
68
63.4
36
92
72
97
68.5
64.2
38
96
76
101
69
65
40
100
80
105
69.5
65.4
42
104
84
109
69.5
65.8
44
108
88
113
69.5
66.2
46
112
92
117
69.5
66.2
48
116
96
121
69.5
66.2
FRENCH fit measurements / Shirts: Paris, Nice, Marseille, Lyon
EU Sizes / cm
Bust
Waist
Hips
Shirt length
Sleeve length
32
79
66
88
63.8
61.3
34
83
70
92
64.2
61.7
36
87
74
96
64.6
62.1
38
91
78
100
65
62.1
40
95
82
104
65
62.1
42
99
86
108
65
62.1
44
103
90
112
65
62.1
46
107
94
116
65
62.1
48
111
98
120
65
62.1
SPANISH fit measurements / Shirts: Madrid, Barcelona, Sevilla, Bilbao
EU Sizes / cm
Bust
Waist
Hips
Shirt length
Sleeve length
32
84
64
89
62.5
60.1
34
88
68
93
63
60.9
36
92
72
97
63.5
61.7
38
96
76
101
64
61.7
40
100
80
105
64.5
61.7
42
104
84
109
64.5
61.7
44
108
88
113
64.5
61.7
46
112
92
117
64.5
61.7
48
116
96
121
64.5
61.7