Get to Know Carhartt Sizing
I am "blessed" with DD on top. With Carhartt, what fits my hips is very tight in the chest area. I easily wear large in most manufacturers. Size 2XL in Carhartt fit like"compression" garments around my chest - that includes this vest. My husband, who has a 31" waist, has to squeeze into 32" Carhartts - especially the overalls. Our story - we have never found a Carhartt garment that runs large. Our experience is they run 1-2 sizes small.
When making the decision to volunteer for disaster recovery during retirement, I was thrilled Carhartt carried women's clothing. My experience is it does not fit well.