Gender Neutral Size charts for clothing and shoes

Gender Neutral size is an upcoming sizing system, also referred to as unisex sizes. In this gender neutral size charts for clothing and shoes, goes deep into finding the right size for your needs. How to find your gender neutral size that fits? And much more. An important expert size guide for unisex or gender-neutral fashion sizing.

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What is Gender Neutral fashion and what does it mean exactly?

Fashion has always been a way to express yourself, but also to protect our body from external influences? It’s mainly made out of clothing and footwear. Since mankind evolved and fashion became more a way to send a message about our personality or sexuality, clothing or shoes were divided into male and female looks and sizing systems. In the past years, there’s been a big move toward unisex or gender-neutral clothing. These clothes in the gender neutral or unisex collections that brands are launching are not restricted to certain colors and fit separate for girls, boys, men, and women. They are “genderless” in that the fashion is fluid, not inherently masculine or feminine, and the styles can fit all body types. This counts for clothes like underwear, shirts, pants, sportswear, and shoes

What is a Gender Neutral size and how does it work?

As stated in the previous paragraph: “the styles can fit all body types”. That’s where body measurements and size charts come in. What does unisex or gender-neutral sizes mean? The term unisex is a bit confusing when you try to select the best size shoes, t-shirts, knickers or hoodies. A unisex product can be worn by a man or a woman. Gender-neutral garments are sized based on men’s measurements.
TIP: When ordering gender-neutral fashion products for women, it’s best to order a size smaller. For example, a woman that typically wears a medium should order a small unisex garment.

How to know your Gender Neutral size?

Like in the hundreds of size-charts on this website, it all starts with measuring and knowing your body size. All you need to know about body measurements and body types for clothing you can read here. How to exactly measure your feet for the perfect shoe size has its own post here

Measuring your body for clothing size

  • Chest: When getting fitted for a shirt, getting the chest measurement is crucial. You’ll need a tape measure to accomplish this. Put a  tape measure over the broadest region of your chest under your arms.
  • Neck: To take neck measures, wrap the measuring tape around in the center of your neck. Leave the tape a bit loose (1 finger) to get a more comfortable fit, remember to keep the tape horizontal to avoid errors.
  • Arm Length: Arm measurement is also crucial. Place your hand on your hip and bend your elbow 90 degrees. Place the soft 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 find your waist measurement, measure around your natural waistline with the tape a little loose.
  • Hip: For women’s bottoms, hip measurements are important. Measure around the broadest area of your hips while standing with your feet together.
  • Rise measurements: This determines 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.
  • Bust size: Wrap the soft measuring tape around the widest part of your breast. That’s your bust size (or band size)

Measuring your feet for Gender Neutral unisex shoe size

10 easy steps to measure your feet correctly:

  1. Measure your feet in the afternoon.
    Your feet swell during the day, it’s best to measure your feet at their fullest
  2. Stand When Measuring
    When in a wheelchair there’s no pressure on the feet, so it’s unnecessary to stand up.
  3. Wear socks
    In most shoes you will wear socks, use them when taking measurements
  4. Be precise
  5. Measure both feet
    Measure your left and right foot separately as they’re not the same length. Take the biggest measurement to determining your shoe Size
  6. Stand on your piece of paper
    For Wheelchair users, you can go immediately to step 8 and measure the length of the feet with measuring tape.
  7. Start drawing
  8. Measure the length of your feet
  9. Find your width fitting by drawing or with measuring tape
    The width is often forgotten in shoe sizing, learn all about it here. Put the measuring tape on the widest part of the drawing of your foot.
  10. Determine your shoe size in the conversion charts

Unisex Gender Neutral Sportswear Size Chart

The below size chart is based on Nike Unisex sizes in inches and centimeters. It easily converts men sizes into women sizes.

Unisex Size chart for sportswear in inches

If you’re in between two sizes, order the smaller size for a tighter fit or the larger size for a looser fit. If your body measurements for hips and chest/bust correspond to two different suggested sizes, order the one indicated by your hip measurement.

Men’s Equivalent SizeXXSXSSMLXL2XL
Women’s Equivalent SizeXSSMLXL2XL3XL
Chest/Bust (in.)28.5 – 31.531.5 – 3535 – 37.537.5 – 4141 – 4444 – 48.548.5 – 53.5
Hip (in.)28.5 – 31.531.5 – 3535 – 37.537.5 – 4141 – 4444 – 4747 – 50.5

Unisex Size chart for sportswear in centimeters

If you’re in between two sizes, order the smaller size for a tighter fit or the larger size for a looser fit. If your body measurements for hips and chest/bust correspond to two different suggested sizes, order the one indicated by your hip measurement.

Men’s Equivalent SizeXXSXSSMLXL2XL
Women’s Equivalent SizeXSSMLXL2XL3XL
Chest/Bust (cm)72 – 8080 – 8888 – 9696 – 104104 – 112112 – 124124 – 136
Hip (cm)72 – 8080 – 8888 – 9696 – 104104 – 112112 – 120120 – 128

Sportswear men’s sizes into women’s sizes (and vice versa)

Your Women’s sizeYour Men’s sizeRecommended Unisex size

Dual Size Gender-Neutral t-shirt size

Based on the below sizing and body measurements it’s best to size up when you’re a women looking for male unisex t-shirts. How big is a unisex large? It Equals XL women’s size

As a rule, you can simply add one size to a men’s shirt to find the equivalent size in women’s. So a size small in men’s would generally be equal to a size medium in women’s.

CHEST IN INCHES34 – 36″36 – 38″38 – 40″40 – 42″42 – 45″45 – 48″
WAIST IN INCHES27 – 29″29 – 31″31 – 33″33 – 36″36 – 40″40 – 44″
HIPS IN INCHES35 – 37″37 – 39″39 – 41″41 – 44″44 – 48″48 – 52″
CHEST IN INCHES32 – 33″34 – 35″36 – 37″38 – 39″40 – 41″42 – 43″
WAIST IN INCHES24 – 25″26 – 27″28 – 30″30 – 33″34 – 35″36 – 37″
HIPS IN INCHES34 – 35″36 – 37″38 – 39″40 – 43″44 – 45″46 – 47″

Gender neutral shoe sizes

The below size chart explains all sizing information for unisex shoe sizes for kids, women and men. (in cm and inches) Mainly for uniform shoes, sport shoes or sneakers.

How do you convert unisex shoe sizes?

Unisex shoe sizing runs as men’s sizing. Women should select between 1.5 to 2 sizes smaller than their normal size. Example: Unisex Size 7 = Men’s Size 7 & Women’s Size 8.5 or 9 (depending on the brand)

US – Men’s11.522.533.544.555.566.577.588.599.51010.51111.51212.51313.51414.51515.51616.51717.51818.51919.52020.52121.522
US – Women’s2.533.544.555.566.577.588.599.51010.51111.51212.51313.51414.51515.51616.51717.51818.51919.52020.52121.52222.52323.5
US – Kids1Y1.5Y2Y2.5Y3Y3.5Y4Y4.5Y5Y5.5Y6Y6.5Y7Y7.5Y8Y8.5Y9Y9.5Y10Y10.5Y
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Gender free (unisex) Underwear size

 Neutral Briefs Size Chart

SizeWaist (in.)Weight (1bs)

Gender free knickers size chart (shorts)

Chest (fullest part)32-3434-3636-3939-4242-4545-49

Gender neutral Bikini Thong size chart

Chest (fullest part)32-3434-3636-3939-4242-4545-49

Gender Neutral sizing explained

Gender Neutral Sizing Help – Ladies vs. Unisex by Coed Monkey // Soft Custom T-Shirts & Apparel


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Related Clothing and shoe size charts

Please note that not all brands offer unisex sizes, but in most of the posts below we have researched and added the size chart if available.