Women’s Clothing Size Chart and sizing conversion (US, UK, EU,…)

This article discusses how you can choose any type of women’s clothing, whether pants, jeans, jackets, or shirts. Our women’s clothing size charts have you covered every size from petite to plus-size. You’ll also learn how to take body measurements when choosing the right garment size. Looking for a specific question on Women’s Clothes sizes? jump right to them

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What is women’s clothing, and why is a women’s clothing size chart important?

Women’s clothing refers to the garments that women wear on their bodies. Numerous brands and manufacturers of women’s clothes provide a wide variety of options. You can always shop online if you can’t find what you want in a physical store. 

The hardest part about ordering clothes online is that you can’t be sure they’ll fit the way you want. There are various sizing systems that manufacturers use when mass-producing women’s clothing. Sometimes, these sizes aren’t the same across brands, and you could buy a pair of jeans that won’t fit right. 

Let’s get started!

Women’s Clothing Size Chart + Size Conversion Summary

  • Women’s Clothing Size Charts
  • How to Choose the Right Women’s Clothing Sizes
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Conclusion
women's clothing size conversion chart
women’s clothing size conversion chart

Women’s Clothing Size Charts

If you’re looking for a specific brand, our team has reviewed and organized dozens of women’s fashion brands like Tommy Hilfiger SizeSizing of Fashion NovaLand’s End sizesOld Navy size chartsAmerican Eagle sizingLevi’s Jeans sizeChico’s SizesJ Crew sizesZara Women’s sizesForever 21 sizesexpress sizingshein Sizing, Asos SizesPacsun sizes and much more here

Women’s Clothes Standard Size Chart

Did you find your US size and need to convert it into EU, UK or other sizes? jump to the Clothing size converter below this page

Women’s Alpha SizesUS Women’s SizeBust InchesBust CMWaist InchesWaist CMHips InchesHips CM
XS032 in81.3 cm24 in61 cm34.5 in87.6 cm
XS233 in83.8 cm25 in63.5 cm35.5 in90.2 cm
S434 in86.7 cm26 in66 cm36.5 in92.7 cm
S635 in88.9 cm27 in68.6 cm37.5 in95.3 cm
M836 in91.4 cm28 in71.1 cm38.5 in97.8 cm
M1037 in94 cm29 in73.7 cm39.5 in100.3 cm
L1238.5 in97.8 cm30. 5 in77.5 cm41 in104.1 cm
L1440 in101.6 cm32 in81.3 cm42.5 in108 cm
XL1641.5 in105.4 cm33.5 in85.1 cm44 in111.8 cm
XL1843 in109.2 cm35 in88.9 cm45.5 in115.6 cm

 Women’s Clothes Plus Sizes

Related: Plus size charts for all kinds of clothing in detail

Women’s Plus Alpha SizeUS Women’s Plus SizeBust InchesBust CMWaist InchesWaist CMHips InchesHips CM
0X12W40 in101.6 cm33 in83.8 cm42 in106.7 cm
1X14W42 in106.7 cm35 in88.9 cm44 in111.8 cm
1X16W44 in111.8 cm37 in94 cm46 in116.8 cm
2X18W46 in116.8 cm39 in99.1 cm48 in121.9 cm
2X20W48 in121.9 cm41 in104.1 cm50 in127 cm
3X22W50 in127 cm43 in109.2 cm52 in132.1 cm
3X24W52 in132.1 cm45 in114.3 cm54 in137.2 cm
4X26W54 in137.2 cm47 in119.4 cm56 in142.2 cm
4X28W56 in142.2 cm49 in124.5 cm58 in147.3 cm
5X30W58 in147.3 cm51 in129.5 cm60 in152.4 cm
5X32W60 in152.4 cm53 in134.6 cm62 in157.5 cm

Women’s Clothing Petite Sizes

Women’s Petite Alpha SizeUS Women’s Petite SizeBust InchesBust CMWaist InchesWaist CMHips InchesHips CM
XS2P32 in81.3 cm23.5 in59.7 cm34 in86.7 cm
S4P33 in83.8 cm24.5 in62.2 cm35 in88.9 cm
S6P34 in86.7 cm25.5 in64.8 cm36 in91.4 cm
M8P35 in88.9 cm26.5 in67.3 cm37 in94 cm
M10P36 in91.4 cm27.5 in69.9 cm38 in96.5 cm
L12P37.5 in95.3 cm29 in73.7 cm39.5 in100.3 cm
L14P39 in99.1 cm30.5 in77.5 cm41 in104.1 cm

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Women’s Clothing International Size Conversion Chart

Inter­natio­nal Women’s SizeUS Women’s SizeUK Women’s SizeEuro Women’s SizeFrench Women’s SizeItalian Women’s Size
XS04303236
XS26323438
XS48343640
S610363842
S812384044
M1014404246
M1216424448
L1418444650
L1620464852
XL1822485054
XL2024505256
XXL2226525458
XXL2428545660

Women’s Pants Waist Sizes

Waist in InchesWaist in CMMisses SizePant Size (W/L)International Size
23 – 25 in58.4 – 63.5 cm0023/24XXS
25 – 26 in63.5 – 66 cm025XXS
26 – 27 in66 – 68.6 cm226XS
27 – 28 in68.6 – 71.1 cm427XS
28 – 29 in71.1 – 73.7 cm628S
29 – 30 in73.7 – 76.2 cm829S
30 – 31 in76.2 – 78.7 cm1030M
31 – 32 in78.7 – 81.3 cm1231M
32 – 33 in81.3 – 83.8 cm1432L
33 – 34 in83.8 – 86.4 cm1633L
34 – 35 in86.4 – 88.9 cm1834XL
36 – 37 in88.9 – 94 cm2036XL
38 – 39 in94 – 99.1 cm2238XXL
40 – 41 in101.6 – 104.1 cm2440XXL

 Women’s Pants Length Sizes

Height (feet)Height (meters)Pants Length InchesPants Length CMInternational Size
5’1″ or shorter1.5 m or shorter28 in71.1 cmXS/Extra Short
5’2″ – 5’3″1.6 m30 in76.2 cmS/Short/Small
5’4″ – 5’7″1.6 – 1.7 m32 in81.3 cmM
5’8″ or taller1.8 m or taller34 in86.4 cmL/Long

 Women’s Pants Size Chart

US/International SizeEuro SizeWaist (Inch)Hips (Inch)Waist (CM)Hips (CM)
XXS3224 – 25 in33 – 34 in61 – 63 cm84 – 87 cm
XS3425 – 26 in35 – 36 in64 – 66 cm88 – 91 cm
S3627 – 28 in37 – 38 in67 – 70 cm92 – 95 cm
S3828 – 29 in38 – 39 in71 – 74 cm96 – 98 cm
M4029 – 30 in39 – 40 in75 – 78 cm99 – 101 cm
M4231 – 32 in40 – 41 in79 – 82 cm102 – 104 cm
L4433 – 34 in41 – 42 in83 – 87 cm105 – 108 cm
L4635 – 37 in43 – 44 in88 – 93 cm109 – 112 cm
XL4838 – 39 in44 – 45 in94 – 99 cm113 – 116 cm
XL5040 – 41 in46 – 48 in100 – 106 cm117 – 121 cm
XXL5242 – 43 in48 – 50 in107 – 112 cm122 – 126 cm
XXL5444 – 46 in50 – 52 in113 – 119 cm127 – 132 cm
3XL5647 – 49 in53 – 54 in120 – 126 cm133 – 138 cm
3XL5850 – 52 in55 – 57 in127 – 133 cm139 – 144 cm
4XL6053 – 55 in57 – 59 in134 – 140 cm145 – 150 cm
4XL6256 – 58 in60 – 61 in141 – 147 cm151 – 156 cm

 Women’s Pants Conversion Chart

US / International SizeUK SizeEuro SizeFrench SizeItalian Size
3XS2283034
XXS4303236
XS6323438
S8343640
M10363842
L12384044
XL14404246
XXL16424448
3XL18444650
4XL20464852
5XL22485054
6XL24505256
7XL26525458
8XL28545660

 Women’s Jeans Size Chart

Related: A general jeans size chart with all extra information, or organized by jeans brand size charts

US Jeans SizeEuroWaist (Inch)Waist (CM)
03224 in61 cm
23224.5 in63 cm
43425.5 in65 cm
63426.5 in67 cm
83627.5 in70 cm
103828.5 in73 cm
124030.5 in77 cm
144231.5 in80 cm
164233 in84 cm
184434 in86 cm

 Women’s Shirts and Sweaters Size Conversion Chart

US / International SizeUK SizeEuro SizeFrench SizeItalian Size
XS6323438
XS8343640
S10363842
S11373943
M12384044
M13394145
L14404246
L15414347
XL16424448
XL17434549
XXL18444650
XXL19454751
3XL20464852
3XL21474953
4XL22485054
4XL23495155

 Women’s Jacket Size Chart

US sizeEuropean clothing sizeChest width (inch)Chest width (cm)Hip width (inch)Hip width (cm)
XXS3229 – 30 in74 – 77 cm33 – 34 in84 – 87 cm
XS3431 – 32 in78 – 81 cm35 – 36 in88 – 91 cm
S3632 – 33 in82 – 85 cm36 – 37 in92 – 95 cm
M3833 – 34 in86 – 89 cm37 – 38 in96 – 98 cm
L4034 – 36 in90 – 93 cm39 – 40 in99 – 101 cm
L4237 – 38 in94 – 97 cm40 – 41 in102 – 104 cm
XL4438 – 39 in98 – 102 cm41 – 42 in105 – 108 cm
XL4640 – 41 in103 – 107 cm43 – 44 in109 – 112 cm
XXL4842 – 43 in108 – 113 cm45 – 46 in113 – 116 cm
XXL5044 – 46 in114 – 119 cm47 – 48 in117 – 121 cm
3XL5247 – 48 in120 – 125 cm48 – 49 in122 – 126 cm
3XL5449 – 50 in126 – 131 cm50 – 51 in127 – 132 cm
4XL5650 – 52 in132 – 137 cm52 – 53 in133 – 138 cm
4XL5853 – 54 in138 – 143 cm54 – 55 in139 – 144 cm
5XL6055 – 57 in144 – 149 cm56 – 58 in145 – 150 cm
5XL6258 – 60 in150 – 155 cm59 – 60 in151 – 156 cm

 Women’s Panty Size Chart

US PantyUS DressUS AlphaWaist InchesWaist cmHips InchesHips cm
20XXS21 – 22 in53.3 – 55.9 cm27 – 29 in68.6 – 73.7 cm
30 – 2XS23 – 24 in58.4 – 61 cm30 – 32 in76.2 – 81.3 cm
44 – 6S25 – 26 in63.5 – 66 cm33 – 35 in83.8 – 88.9 cm
58 – 10M27 – 28 in68.6 – 71.1 cm36 – 38 in91.4 – 96.5 cm
612 – 14L29 – 31 in73.7 – 78.7 cm39 – 41 in99.1 – 104.1 cm
716 – 18XL32 – 34 in81.3 – 86.4 cm42 – 44 in106.7 – 111.8 cm
820 – 22XXL35 – 37 in88.9 – 94 cm45 – 47 in114.3 – 119.4 cm
924 – 263XL38 – 41 in96.5 – 104.1 cm48 – 50 in121.9 – 127 cm
1028 – 304XL42 – 44 in106.7 – 111.8 cm51 – 53 in129.5 – 134.6 cm
1132 – 345XL45 – 47 in114.3 – 119.4 cm54 – 56 in137.2 – 142.2 cm

 Women’s Bra Size Conversion Chart

UK SizeEU SizeUS SizeAUS Size
32A70A32A32A
32B70B32B32B
32C70C32C32C
32D70D32D32D
32DD70E32DD/E32DD
32E70F32DDD/F32E
32F70G32G32F
34A75A34A34A
34B75B34B34B
34C75C34C34C
34D75D34D34D
34DD75E34DD/E34DD
34E75F34DDD/F34E
34F75G34G34F
36A80A36A36A
36B80B36B36B
36C80C36C36C
36D80D36D36D
36DD80E36DD/E36DD
36E80F36DDD/F36E
36F80G36G36F
38A85A38A38A
38B85B38B38B
38C85C38C38C
38D85D38D38D
38DD85DD38DD/E38DD
38E85E38DDD/F38E
38F85G38G38F 

Bra Band Size Chart

US Band SizeInches (in.)Centimeters (cm.)
2828 in58 – 62 cm
3030 in63 – 67 cm
3232 in68 – 72 cm
3434 in73 – 77 cm
3636 in78 – 82 cm
3838 in83 – 87 cm
4040 in88 – 92 cm
4242 in93 – 97 cm
4444 in98 – 102 cm
4646 in103 – 107 cm
4848 in108 – 112 cm
5050 in113 – 117 cm
5252 in118 – 122 cm
5454 in123 – 127 cm
5656 in128 – 132 cm
5858 in133 – 142 cm
6060 in143+ cm

 Women’s Bra Cup Size Chart

US Cup SizeDifference Between Bust Size and Underbust Size (in.) Difference Between Bust Size and Underbust Size (cm.)
AA<1 in10 – 11 cm
A1 in12 – 13 cm
B2 in14 – 15 cm
C3 in16 – 17 cm
D4 in18 – 19 cm
DD/E5 in20 – 21 cm
DDD/F6 in22 – 23 cm
DDDD/G7 in24 – 25 cm
H8 in26 – 27 cm
I9 in28 – 29 cm
J10 in30 – 31 cm
K11 in32 – 33 cm

Women’s Maternity Sizing Charts 

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Average Women’s Maternity clothes size chart

Maternity SizePre-Pregnancy SizeBustHip
XS234″ – 35″37″ – 38″
S4/635″ – 37″38″ – 40″
M8/1037″ – 39″40″ – 43″
L12/1439″ – 42″43″ – 45″
XL16/1842″ – 46″45″ – 49″
XXL2046″ – 48″49″ – 51″

Petite Women’s Maternity clothes size chart

Maternity SizePre-Pregnancy SizeBustHip
PXXS033.5″ – 34.5″36.5″ – 37.5″
PXS234.5″ – 36.5″37.5″ – 39.5″
PS4/636.5″ – 38.5″39.5″ – 42.5″
PM8/1038.5″ – 41.5″42.5″ – 44.5″
PL12/1441.5″ – 45.5″44.5″ – 48.5″
XXL16/1845.5″ – 47.5″48.5″ – 50.5″

Plus-size Women’s Maternity clothes size chart

Maternity SizePre-Pregnancy SizeBustHip
0X14W43″ – 45″46.5″ – 48.5″
1X16W/18W45″ – 49″48.5″ – 52.5″
2X20W/22W49″ – 53″52.5″ – 56.5″
3X24W/26W53″ – 57″56.5″ – 60.5″
4X28W/30W57″ – 61″60.5″ – 64.5″

How to Choose the Right Women’s Clothing Size?

How do I know my Clothes Size?

Accurate body measurement is critical to selecting the appropriate garment size. Men’s and women’s measurements are generally different; men’s measurements include the chest, neck, arm, and waist, while women’s measurements include the bust, waist, and hips.  The best and most complete post on how to measure your body for clothing sizes

You’ll need a flexible tape measure for the process. Always keep the tape parallel to the ground when taking horizontal measurements like the chest, waist, and hips.

Chest

When getting fitted for a shirt, getting the chest measurement is crucial. You’ll need to keep a tape measure handy to accomplish this. using a  tape measure over the broadest chest region under your arms.

Neck

To take neck measures, wrap the measuring tape around your Adam’s apple in the centre of your neck. Leave the tape a bit loose to make the shirt more comfortable to wear. Remember to keep the tape horizontal to avoid errors.

Arm

When getting fitted for a shirt, the arm measurement is also crucial. Place your hand on your hip and bend your elbow 90 degrees. Place a durable tape measure in the middle of your neck. Measure your shoulder to your elbow and down to your wrist. Your sleeve length is the whole length.

Size Waist

Waist measurements are crucial when getting fitted for a bottom (pants, jeans, skirts, boxers, etc.). To acquire your waist measurement, measure around your natural waistline with a little loose tape. The waist measurement is your waist circumference in inches or centimeters. Measure just under your ribs or along the navel to find the correct waist size. 

Hip

For women’s bottoms, hip measurements are incredibly crucial. Measure around the broadest area of your hips while standing with your feet together.

Rise

Rise measurements determine the length of the bottoms, especially for long jeans and pants. Rise measure from the top of the waistband to the leg seam to get the rise measurement.

The length of the bottoms is determined by the rise measurement, which is especially important for long jeans and pants. To get the rise measurement, measure from the top of the waistband to the leg seam.

Bust

The bust measurement involves measuring the fullest part of your breasts to the back. Your chest measurement is taken just above your bust, while the underbust size is below your breasts. The hip measurement is the circumference of the widest part of your hips. 

After recording your measurements, check them against the information in our charts to find the best size for your outfit. 

Women’s clothing sizes explained (video)

Understanding the Women’s Sizing Chart by susaneliascouture

Frequently Asked Questions on Women’s clothing size

1. What are women’s clothing sizes?

These are the sizes assigned to different types of women’s clothes, which can be numeric or alpha values. 

2. Is size 12 medium or large?

A US size 12 is a Large, while a UK size 12 is a medium. 

3. Is a size 8 considered fat?

No, it’s not. Size 8 in women’s clothing is more or less a medium size. 

4. What is a size L?

US size 12 to 14 is considered Large. 

5. How big is XL?

Size 16 to 18 is what we consider XL sizes. 

6. Is size 14 a plus size?

It corresponds to a 1X alpha size.

7. What is an XS size women’s?

An XS is equivalent to a US women’s size 0 – 2. 

Conclusion

When you want to purchase an outfit online, a clothing size chart is the best way to ensure you get the right size. If you get the body measurements accurately, you can pick a garment that will fit you perfectly. Other considerations in addition to size include style, color, materials, and price. 

If you have questions about women’s clothing sizes, comment below. 

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