Clothing Sizes Comparison
Charts coats to convert between American, English, European, China sizes. The European size covers among others Italian, French, Spanish, German, Swedish, Dutch and Portuguese clothing. The UK size is same as the Australian.
- Female Clothing
- Bra's - Under Bust
- Bra's - Cup Size
- Female Underwear
- Female Shoes
- Male Clothing
- Male Shirts
- Male Pants
- Male Underwear
- Male Shoes
- Plus Size Clothing
- Chinese Size
- Hat Size Measurements
NOTE: These size charts are only a guide to finding your size comparison. Clothing and shoe sizes often differ between different clothing manufacturers and brands.
French sizes are also used in Belgium, Spain, and Portugal.
British (UK) sizes are also used in Australia and New Zealand.
German sizes are also used in Austria, Netherlands, Switzerland, Sweden, Denmark, and Norway.
Information Regarding Women's Clothing Sizes
Women's sizes are divided into various types, depending on height. There are multiple size types, designed to fit somewhat different body shapes. Variations include the height of the person's torso (known as back length), whether the bust, waist, and hips are straighter (characteristic of teenagers) or curvier (like many adult women), and whether the bust is higher or lower (characteristic of younger and older women, respectively).
These categories include:
Misses sizes - The most common size category. For women of about average height (5'4") with an average bust height and an hourglass figure. Dress sizes may be given as girth at the bust in inches (e.g., 36), but even-numbered sizes from 2 to 16 are more common. Categorical sizes range from XS (extra-small) to XL (extra-large).
Junior sizes - For short women with higher busts and fairly straight bodies. Junior sizes are commonly given as odd-numbered sizes from 1 to 15, which correspond to the next number up in misses' sizes.
Women's sizes or plus sizes - For larger women of average height, sometimes with lower bust lines. Like misses' sizes, the sizes may be given as a dress size based on the bust measurement, but they are usually given as even-numbered sizes from 18 up. Categorical sizes usually range from 1X (similar to extra-large, but with slightly different proportions compared to the misses' size) up.
Misses petite - For short women with average busts and more hourglass body shapes. Sizes follow the misses' standard and are marked with a P, as in 10P.
Junior petite - For very short women with average busts and fairly straight bodies. Size may be denoted as "5JP" or as "5P".
Women's petite - For larger, shorter women, sometimes with lower bust lines. Sizes are marked the same as women's with a P, as in 20P.
Young junior - For short women with high busts and fairly straight bodies.
Tall sizes - For taller women (usually 5'8" or above), usually with a proportionately average bust height and an hourglass figure. Sizes are usually written with the corresponding misses' size and a T to indicate tall, as in "10T".
Half sizes - For short women with lower busts and more hourglass body shapes. Sizes are written with a 1/2, as in "10 1/2".
Facts: International Clothing Size Standards
There are several ISO standards related to Size designation of clothes:
ISO 3635:1981 Size designation of clothes - Definitions and body measurement procedure
ISO 3636: 1977, Size designation of clothes - Men's and boys outerwear garments.
ISO 3637: 1977, Size designation of clothes - Women's and girls outerwear garments.
ISO 3638: 1977, Size designation of clothes - Infants garments.
ISO 4415: 1981, Size designation of clothes - Mens and boys underwear, nightwear and shirts.
ISO 4416: 1981, Size designation of clothes - Women's and girls' underwear, nightwear, foundation garments, and shirts.
ISO 4417: 1977, Size designation of clothes - Headwear.
ISO 4418: 1978, Size designation of clothes - Gloves.
ISO 5971: 1981, Size designation of clothes - Pantyhose.
ISO 7070: 1982, Size designation of clothes - Hosiery.
ISO 8559:1989 Garment construction and anthropometric surveys - Body dimensions
ISO/TR 10652:1991 Standard sizing systems for clothes
European Standards Organization (CEN) standards, prefixed with an EN 13402:
EN 13402-1: Terms, definitions, and body measurement procedure
EN 13402-2: Primary and secondary dimensions EN 13402-3: Size designation of clothes. Body measurements and intervals (2004)
EN 13402-4: Coding system (2006)
L9 - Women's clothing - Apparel Manufacturers Association of NSW - 1959-1970
AS1344-1972, 1975, 1997 Size coding scheme for women's clothing
AS1182 - 1980 - Size coding scheme for infants and children's clothing
GB/T 1335.1-2008 Size designation of clothes - Men
GB/T 1335.2-2008 Size designation of clothes - Women
GB/T 1335.3-2008 Size designation of clothes - Children
GB/T 2668-2002 Sizes for coats, jackets, and trousers
GB/T 14304-2002 Sizes for woolen garments
France AFNOR NF G 03-001 (1977) - Human body - Vocabulary - Pictogram;
AFNOR EXP G 03-002 (1977) - Women Measures
AFNOR EXP G 03-003 (1977) - Men Measures
AFNOR EXP G 03-006 (1978) - Measures of babies and young children
AFNOR EXP G 03-007 (1977) - Size designation of clothes for men, women, and children
AFNOR NF G 03-008 (1984) - Tights - Sizes - Designation - Marking
JIS L 4001 (1997) Sizing systems for infants' garments
JIS L 4002 (1997) Sizing systems for boys' garments
JIS L 4003 (1997) Sizing systems for girls' garments
JIS L 4004 (1997) Sizing systems for men's garments
JIS L 4005 (1997) Sizing systems for women's garments
JIS L 4006 (1997) Sizing systems for foundation garments
JIS L 4007 (1997) Sizing systems for Hosiery and Pantyhose
KS K 0050 (2009) Men's wear
KS K 0051 (2004) Women's wear
KS K 0052 Infants
KS K 0059 Headgear
KS K 0070 Brassiere
KS K 0037 Dress Shirts
KS K 0088 Socks
GOST R 53230-2008 (ISO 4415-1981) Size designation of clothes. Men's and boy's underwear, nightwear and shirts
Wacoal (1981, 1987)
CS-151-50 - Infants, Babies, Toddlers and Children's clothing
CS 215-58 - Women's Clothing (1958)
PS 36-70 - Boys Clothing (1971)
PS 42-70 Women's Clothing (1971)
PS 45-71 - Young Men's clothing,
PS 54-72 - Girls Clothing
ASTM D5585-95, (2001)
ASTM D6829-02, (2008)
ASTM D5585-11, (2011)
ASTM D6960-04, Women's Plus sized (2004)