Clothes Size Guide

Dresses, jackets, coats and blouses – International sizes

This table is for converting between American, Italian, British, French, German, Russian and Japanese women’s sizes, for dresses, jacket, coats and blouses. Simply find your size in the chart to see the corresponding size for the other international size systems.

The British sizes are also used in Australia and New Zealand. The French sizes are also used in Belgium, Spain and Portugal. The German sizes are also used in Austria, Netherlands, Switzerland, Sweden, Denmark and Norway.

S-M-L USA UK / AU / NZ Italy France Germany Japan Russia
S 2 6 38 34 32 7 40
S 4 8 40 36 34 9 42
M 6 10 42 38 36 11 44
M 8 12 44 40 38 13 46
L 10 14 46 42 40 15 48
L 12 16 48 44 42 17 50
XL / 1X 14 18 50 46 44 19 52
1X / 2X 16 20 52 48 46 21 54
2X 18 22 54 50 48 23 56
3X 20 24 56 52 50 25 24
3X 22 26 58 54 52 27 26
4X 24 28 60 56 54 29 28

Please observe that these size charts are only guides to helping you find the right women’s sizes. Sizes may differ notably between different clothing manufacturers and brands.

Take your measurements

To find your correct size, use a tape measure and take these measurements. Stand with your back straight in front of a mirror, to make sure that you measure correctly and that the tape measure is kept level.

1. Bust

Measure under your armpits, around your shoulder blades, and over the fullest part of your bust. Don’t pull the tape measure too hard. For fitting a bra, you also need the measurement just under your bust.

2. Waist

Measure around your natural waistline. This is the narrow part of your waist, about an inch above your navel. Relax and breath out before you measure.

3. Hip

The hip should be measured around its fullest part (about 8 inch. below your waist).

4. Inseam

This is the measurement from your ankle to your groin, when you stand with your legs straight. If possible, ask a friend to help you. This can also be measured on a pair of pants with the proper length.