The Fit Guide

The Fit Guide

Written by: Power Of My People



Time to read 5 min

Consistent, Classic, Versatile.

There are two signature fits in our shirt collection, both designed to be your first choice in creating classic and timeless outfits, or as a base for a unique-to-you look. 

Whether you’re in the mood to pop on a linen button-up for brunch, a cotton oxford for the office or an oversized short sleeve shirt for days at the lake - you can count on these fits for a consistent shape and feel. 

Meet Our Fits

Proper Fit

Key Points: Standard fitting with a straight side seam and curved hem.

How It Looks: Relaxed yet tailored.

Wayward Fit

Key Points: Oversized fit with added length and dropped shoulders.

How It Looks: Effortless comfort.

The Details

Fit #1: Proper Fit

A classic straight fit with refined proportions.

Details at a glance:

  • Standard fitting women's button-up shirt

  • Straight side seams for a classic fit

  • Just enough space around the chest, waist, arms, and hips for a comfortable range of motion

  • Standard length, hem curves over the hips for a refined drape 

The shirts in our Proper Fit collection have a standard fit with a straight side seam. While still keeping a tailored look and feel, this fit leaves just enough room around the chest, waist, arms, and hips for a comfortable range of motion.

Fit #2: Wayward Fit

A loose fit with dropped shoulders and added length.

Details at a glance:

  • Loose-fitting women's shirt

  • Dropped shoulder seams

  • Loose around the chest, waist, arms, and hips

  • Longer than a standard-fitting shirt, hem curves around the hips

A roomier alternative to the Proper Fit, our Wayward Fit has a delicately curved hem for an air of ease and a side seam that's slightly flared. Whether worn untucked or with your favourite pair of jeans, this style radiates effortlessness.


The tailored pant of your dreams. Our Wayward Fit Pant comes in a cropped length as well as a full length to best suit your style, body type, and mood. We’ve named them The Minimalist and The Maximalist, fittingly. 

Details at a glance:

  • High-waisted, wide-legged pants with front pleats and elasticated back waistband for the most comfort

  • Designed to fit at your high waist and drape loosely around your hips and legs for an effortlessly put-together look

  • Features generous side pockets for essentials and fastened with a concealed zipper on the left side seam

  • Completed with 5 belt loops for the option to accessorize 

  • The Minimalist inseam: 22” - 23 ½” (length varies slightly depending on the size)

  • The Maximalist inseam: 31"

How To Find Your Size


Stand up straight and measure the widest part of your chest and across the shoulder blades with a soft measuring tape.


While relaxing your stomach, measure just above your belly button at the smallest part of your waist.


Stand with your legs together and measure the widest part of your hips - across the hip bone, and around your butt.

This is an approximate guide to finding the size that we suggest for you, based on the fit we intended. 

Prefer a looser fit, or slimmer? Embrace your personal preference and use the measurement charts on each of our product pages to view the precise measurements of every one of our pieces.

Fit Guide FAQ's

What’s the difference between the Proper and Wayward Fit?

Our Proper Fit shirts are a standard fit with a straight side seam. They're a bit relaxed because there is no waist shaping, but still offer a standard fit. Designed to fit looser, The Wayward Fit is about 1" wider in the body (when measured flat). This style offers a slightly flared side seam, a more dropped/wider shoulder cut, and is a couple of inches longer for a bit more coverage.

How do I wash my shirt?

You can machine wash all of our shirts in cold water and hang them to dry. Be sure to wash similar colours together!

What are the measurements of the shirts?

You will find the exact measurements for each of our shirts on each of our product pages (linked just above the size options).

Why don’t you offer non-iron shirts?

We're proud to use 100% natural fibre fabrics and stay away from no-iron finishings. These finishes are often not sustainable and are made through harmful chemical processes that we prefer to avoid.

What's the best way to keep my white shirt white?

There are two products our co-founder and shirt expert Jessica likes to use on our shirts that she's found to prevent and remove discolouration and stains: - Oxi-Clean White Revive: Use this in the washing machine and it does a great job refreshing white clothes. You can also soak items as directed when tackling more stubborn stains. - Tide To Go Pen: Perfect for spot cleaning and small stains, we haven't come across a stain that it hasn’t worked on! Lipstick, grease, make-up – you name it.

Are your shirts good for traveling?

Yes! Traveling with linen and cotton shirts is a breeze if you follow a few key tips. For packing, we recommend folding linen shirts in half vertically, then rolling them from the collar down, like a cinnamon roll. From experience, this strategy tends to eliminate most packing wrinkles. To take extra care, once you've arrived at your destination hang your linen shirt up in the bathroom while you shower. This helps to relax the drape and 'diffuse' the appearance of wrinkles. If you're happy with a slightly less polished look with your linens, feel free to skip this step! That said, this is a great way to incorporate your favourite shirts into your travel capsule wardrobe without the need for a travel steamer.

What do the certifications of your fabrics mean?

All fabrics we use need to stick to key industry sustainability parameters in order for that fabric to meet our standards. To start, all our fabrics are Oeko-Tex approved. This means that they've gone through strict testing by independent test institutes which confirms that they're free of harsh or damaging substances. When it comes to our cotton, rest assured that the cotton in our fabrics is sourced from Better Cotton Initiative licensed suppliers. BCI suppliers produce cotton in a way that minimizes the negative effects of fertilizers and pesticides and cares for water, soil health, and natural habitats. Better Cotton Farmers also commit to decent work principles – conditions that support workers' safety and well-being.

Do you have a physical location where I can try on your shirts?

We're an online-focused brand and don't have a physical location or seek out retailers at the moment, but there are a couple of stores that stock some of our items in BC. Don't hesitate to send us an email and we can give you an up-to-date stockist list. For Canadian shoppers – we do offer free returns and exchanges Canada-wide! If you choose to place an order and your items don't work out as planned, we're happy to support you with an exchange or return at no extra cost to you. For more information, check out our shipping and returns page.