French Size to US: Shoes & Clothes Size Charts

This post was last updated on August 29th, 2023 at 08:09 am

France is home to some of the most famous fashion brands, designers, and icons for many years. It hosts world-leading fashion events that make the French people among the most influential in the styles and outfits accepted around the world (skip straight to the French Size to US Conversion charts).

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Whether you are looking for high fashion, formal or casual clothing, you can get a design that suits you. 

Unfortunately, when ordering French fashion to the US, it can be hard to choose the right size. That’s why this post will tell you the right sizes for women’s, men’s, and children’s shoes and clothing. 

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French Size to US Summary

French Size to US Size Charts

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Men’s shirts

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US Alpha SizeUS Numerical SizingFrench Size
S3487
M3691
L40102
XL42107
XXL46117

Men’s French Suits/Coats/Jackets

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US SizeFrench Size
1436
14 ½37
1538
15 ½39
1641
16 ½42
1743
17 ½44
1846

Women’s French Blouse, Dress, and Sweater

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US SizeFrench SizeBust
(cm)
Bust (inches)Waist
(cm)
Waist (inches)Hips
(cm)
Hips (inches)
236/XS80 – 84 cm31.5 – 33.1 in60 – 64 cm23.6 – 25.2 in88 – 92 cm34.6 – 36.2 in
438/S84 – 88 cm33.1 – 34.6 in64 – 68 cm25.2 – 26.8 in92 – 96 cm36.2 – 37.8 in
640/M88 – 92 cm34.6 – 36.2 in68 – 72 cm26.8 – 28.3 in96 – 100 cm37.8 – 39.4 in
842/L92 – 96 cm36.2 – 37.8 in72 – 76 cm28.3 – 29.9 in100 – 104 cm39.4 – 40.9 in
1044/XL96 – 100 cm37.8 – 39.4 in76 – 80 cm29.9 – 31.5 in104 – 108 cm40.9 – 42.5 in
1246/XXL100 – 104 cm39.4 – 40.9 in80 – 84 cm31.5 – 33.1 in108 – 112 cm42.5 – 44.1 in
1448/XXL104 – 108 cm40.9 – 42.5 in84 – 88 cm33.1 – 34.6 in112 – 114 cm44.1 – 44.9 in 

Kids’ Clothing

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US SizeFrench SizeHeight
(inches)
Height (CM)Chest
(inches)
Chest (CM)Waist
(inches)
Waist (CM)Hips
(inches)
Hips (CM)
2T339 in99.1 cm21 in53.3 cm20 in50.8 cm23 in58.4 cm
4T441 in104.1 cm22 in55.9 cm20.5 in52.1 cm24 in61 cm
5543 in109.2 cm23 in58.4 cm21 in53.3 cm25 in63.5 cm
6646 in116.8 cm24 in61 cm22 in55.9 cm26 in66 cm
7 – 8850 in127 cm25 in63.5 cm23 in58.4 cm28 in71.1 cm
9 – 101055 in139.7 cm28 in71.1 cm24 in61 cm30 in76.2 cm
11 – 121260 in152.4 cm30 in76.2 cm25 in63.5 cm33 in83.8 cm

Men’s Shoes French Size Chart

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US SizeFrench SizeFoot Length (inches)Foot Length (CM)
6419 ¼ in23.5 cm
7429 ⅝ in24.4 cm
8439.9 in25.1 cm
94410 ¼ in26 cm
104510.6 in26.9 cm
114610 ¾ in27.3 cm
124711 ¼ in28.6 cm

Women’s Shoes

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US SizeFrench SizeFoot Length (inches)Foot Length (CM)
5368.56 in21.7 cm
6378 ⅞ in22.5 cm
7389 ¼ in23.5 cm
8399 ½ in24.1 cm
9409 ⅞ in25.1 cm
104110.19 in25.9 cm
114210 ½ in26.7 cm

Children’s Shoes

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US SizeFrench SizeFoot Length (inches)Foot Length (CM)
2.5 – 3184 – 4 ⅛ in10.2 – 10.5 cm
3.5 – 4194 ¼ – 4 ½ in10.8 – 11.4 cm
4.5 – 5204 ⅝ – 4 ¾ in11.7 – 12.1 cm
5.5215 in12.7 cm
6 – 6.5225 ⅛ – 5 ¼ in13 – 13.3 cm
7 – 7.5235 ½ – 5 ⅝ in14 – 14.3 cm
8245 ¾ in14.6 cm
8.5 – 9256 – 6 ⅛ in15.2 – 15.6 cm
9.5266 ¼ in15.9 cm
10 – 10.5276 ½ – 6 ⅝ in16.5 – 16.8 cm
11286 ¾ in17.1 cm
11.5297 in17.8 cm
12 – 12.5307 ⅛ – 7 ¼ in18.1 – 18.4 cm
13 – 13.5317 ½ – 7 ⅝ in19.1 – 19.4 cm
1327 ¾ in19.7 cm
1.5 – 2338 – 8 ⅛ in20.3 – 20.6 cm
2.5 – 3348 ¼ – 8 ½ in21 – 21.6 cm

Women’s French International Size Conversion Chart – Shoes

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US SizeFrench SizeUKEUJapan
43513421
53623522
63733623
73843724
83953825
94063926
104174027
114284128
124394229

Men’s French Shoe Size International Conversion Chart

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US SizeFrench SizeUKEUJapan
6415.53925
7426.54026
8437.54127
9448.54228
10459.54329
114610.54430
124711.54531
134812.5463

How to Choose the Right French-Sized Outfit

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Like many countries, France has a unique sizing system for clothes and shoes that’s not the same as US and UK sizes. The best approach to garment sizing is by checking your actual measurements against our French size charts. This is because even French garment manufacturers have different sizing systems among themselves. 

Learn how to take body measurements in this post

Another consideration when choosing your outfits is your figure type. Larger sizes could be better for those with a rounder figure, while snug sizes are suitable for a slender figure. The correct approach to shoe sizing involves measuring the length of your foot. Fortunately, we’ve included the measurements in centimeters and inches to ensure you can quickly find a fitting size. 

If you want a quick way to determine your French shoe size using your US size, here it is. Add 35 to your current US shoe size to get the men’s French size or 31 to get the women’s shoe size. 

French shirt sizes usually include the neck size and sleeve length. Your neck size is the circumference of the base of your neck, and the sleeve length is the distance between your shoulder and wrist. 

Learn more about how to convert French shoe sizes to US (video)

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is French size 38 in the US?

 A French size 38 is equivalent to a medium or US size 8. 

2. What is a French size 34 in the US?

 A size 34 French is equal to a size 2 US. 

3. What is my French size?

 The easiest way to find your French size is to add 32 to your US men’s size or US women’s size. 

4. What size is a French 32?

 A French 32 corresponds to an XS in US alpha sizes. 

5. What is a French size 40 in clothes?

 A size 40 in French is a medium or US size 8. 

6. What is my French shoe size, men?

You can quickly get the right French shoe size by adding 35 to your men’s US shoe size or 31 to a US women’s shoe size. 

7. What size is a French 36 in the US?

It’s the same as a small size in the US or a size 6. 

Conclusion

French clothing and shoes can be what your closet needs. However, when you can’t get the size right, your shopping experience can hardly be fulfilling. Luckily, by comparing your size with the information in our charts, you can choose a great outfit or pair of shoes. 

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