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Our Story

MICHI was established in New York City in 2010. Founded by Michelle Watson from her NYC apartment, her objective was to elevate activewear to channel her best self and fuel female confidence thereby solving the problem of unflattering and uncomfortable sportswear. She pioneered the fashion-forward athletic wear aesthetic with artful, figure-flattering mesh inserts, strappy sports bras and sophisticated cut-outs. These details, inspired by superheroines, 90s European designers and nature, have become MICHI signatures.

MICHI blends elevated style with technical performance to create products of exceptional quality and ultimate versatility. We explore globally to source the most luxurious, durable, sustainable and technical fabrics. We manufacture ethically while upholding our impeccable standards. Our products authentically blend flattering fit with ultimate comfort by smoothing waistlines, shaping curves and offering support where needed.

We are in business to build strong women. We believe in being a source of inspiration and motivation to energize, uplift and empower women to achieve greatness and the highest, most authentic expression of themselves.

ELEVATE YOURSELF TO THE EXTRAORDINARY

DESIGN

Aesthetic excellence is at the core of everything we create. Thoughtful and timeless design with movement, comfort and the female body in mind — waist whittling waistbands, anti-muffin top waistbands, straps that don't slide, waistbands that won’t ride down, unexpected details you wouldn’t expect to find in activewear, styles that make you feel strong and confident. Essentially, it’s all the things that you didn't even know you needed. Now you can focus on channeling your inner superhero, the qualities of your favorite athlete or instructor, your alter ego — your best self.

FIT

Our beauty standard is a three-dimensional female body complete with curves, muscle and battle scars. We design in 3-D considering every angle; front, back, and side — not to mention what happens when you’re upside down. We celebrate the female body by designing for movement, comfort and to flatter female curves. Our intentional design lines and meticulous construction accentuate curves, create long and lean lines, hide flaws and solve the problems that emerge during movement.

QUALITY

We believe people should own fewer, better, more versatile things that stand the test of time. We want you to feel confident about your investment in our products so we take pride in our exceptional materials and craftsmanship. Majority Made in Canada manufacturing, certified technical and luxurious yet durable fabrics, high quality details, lasting construction techniques, intense wear tests, products that take a beating and still last for years — these are some of the things we are known for.

XX-Small

X-Small Small Medium Large X-Large
Equivalent Size
size 00
size 0-2 size 4-6 size 8 size 10-12 size 14-16
Average Bra Size 32A 32B-C
34A-B
32D-DD
34A-D
36A
34-36/C-DD
Bust 31-32" 32-34" 34-36" 36-38"
Natural Waist
22-23"
23-25" 25-27" 27-29" 29-31"
32-34"
Low Waist
26-27"
27-29" 29-31" 31-33" 34-37"
38-41"
Hip
30-32"
32-34" 34-36" 36-39" 39-42"
42-44"

XX-Small

X-Small Small Medium Large X-Large
Equivalent Size
size 00
size 0-2 size 4-6 size 8 size 10-12 size 14-16
Average Bra Size 32A 32B-C
34A-B
32D-DD
34A-D
36A
34-36/C-DD
Bust 79-81cm 81-86cm 86-91cm 91-96cm
Natural Waist
56-58cm
58-63cm 63-68cm 68-74cm 74-79cm
79-86cm
Low Waist
66-68cm
68-73cm 73-78cm 79-84cm 85-96cm
96-104cm
Hip
76-81cm
81-86cm 86-92cm 93-99cm 99-107cm
107-112cm