Sizing Charts

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
  • Measurements
  • Hat Size Measurements

Sizes Comparison Charts

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)

Australia:

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

China:

GB 1335-81

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

Germany:

DOB-Verband (1983)

Japan:

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

Korea:

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

Russian Federation:

GOST R 53230-2008 (ISO 4415-1981) Size designation of clothes. Men's and boy's underwear, nightwear and shirts

Thailand:

Wacoal (1981, 1987)

US:

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 D6240-98,

ASTM D6960-04, Women's Plus sized (2004)