Women’s Clothing – International Size Conversion Chart

Get the perfect fit every time with our comprehensive women's clothing size conversion chart. Easily convert US sizes to European, UK, and international sizes for pants, shirts, dress shirts, and more. Printable charts are included for on-the-go shopping. Say goodbye to size confusion and hello to stylish confidence.
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Last updated on January 27, 2023

Getting the perfect fitting women’s clothing can be a hassle, especially when you’re shopping online. Different brands have their own sizing charts that may or may not use the measurements you know about your clothes. 

But don’t let that stop you from looking your best! With our easy-to-use international size conversion chart for women’s clothing, you’ll be able to convert US sizes to European, UK, and international sizes with ease, for pants, shirts, dress shirts, and more. 

International size conversion chart for women’s clothing

This chart includes American, English/British, Italian, French, German, Japanese, and Russian sizes.

Alpha SizesUSAUK/AU/ NZItalyFranceGermanyJapanRussia
S26383432740
S48403634942
M6104238361144
M8124440381346
L10144642401548
L12164844421750
XL / 1X14185046441952
1X / 2X16205248462154
2X18225450482356
3X20245652502524
3X22265854522726
4X24286056542928
International size conversion chart for women’s clothing

The sizing system for women’s clothing varies between different countries.

When it comes to international clothing sizes, it can be a headache trying to figure out what size to buy. Different countries and regions use their own size systems, which can make shopping while traveling a bit of a challenge. However, with a little bit of knowledge, you can make sure you’re buying the right size no matter where you are in the world.

Here are some key points to keep in mind when converting international sizes:

  • European countries often have their own size systems.
  • British sizes are also used in Australia and New Zealand, while French sizes are used in Belgium, Spain, and Portugal. German sizes are used in Austria, Netherlands, Switzerland, Sweden, Denmark, and Norway.
  • American, European, and Japanese designers all use different clothing size systems.

To give you a better idea of how these sizes compare, here are some examples of size conversions:

  • U.S. women’s size zero in France is equivalent to a 30 or 32.
  • Italian sizes 38 (and 40) are usually “smalls” in America, or women’s sizes 4 or 6.
  • French size 40 is usually an American medium or American size 10.
  • A size 34 in France should be an 8 in the U.K.
  • A French size 36 should be an American size 6 or a small.
  • A French size 38 should be close to an American size 8 or a medium.
  • Convert a French size 40 to U.S. sizing, it is similar to a U.S. size 10.

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Women’s US size conversion to bust, waist, and hips

Below is a size chart for reference on how women’s clothing sizes are measured in terms of height, weight, waist, chest, and hips.

Women’s Alpha SizesUS Women’s SizeBust in InchesWaist in InchesHips in Inches
XS0322434.5
XS2332535.5
S4342636.5
S6352737.5
M8362838.5
M10372939.5
L1238.530. 541
L14403242.5
XL1641.533.544
XL18433545.5
Women’s US size conversion to bust, waist, and hips

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Tips for finding perfect-fitting women’s clothing

When shopping for clothes, it’s important to find the perfect fit to ensure comfort and style. Here are some unique tips for finding perfectly fitting clothes:

  1. Tailor for the perfect fit: Look for a tailor or seamstress who can alter clothes to fit your body perfectly. This is a great option for those who have unique body shapes or proportions that make it difficult to find clothes that fit well off the rack.
  2. Experiment with sizes: Try on clothing in different sizes, and don’t be afraid to go up or down a size if the clothing seems too tight or too loose. Remember that sizes can vary between brands and styles, so what is a perfect fit for one brand may not be for another.
  3. Consider the fabric used: Pay attention to the fabric and stretch of the clothing, as certain fabrics may stretch or shrink after washing. Look for fabrics that have a good amount of stretch, and those that are wrinkle-free. This is especially important for clothes that are form-fitting or tight.
  4. Go for custom-made when the perfect fit is important: Invest in custom-made clothing, which is tailored to fit your body perfectly. This can be a great option for those who have trouble finding clothes that fit well off the rack.
  5. Research brand reviews: Before buying clothes online, research the brand and look for measurements provided by the seller. Read customer reviews, and check for the return policy, so you can have a better idea of how the clothes will fit, and whether or not they will be true to size.

How to use size conversion charts?

Using the above women’s international size conversion chart is easy. For example, if you’re on an online store that shows EU sizes follow the steps below:

  • First, check the US size of the piece of clothing you already have and are comfortable in.
  • Find the US size in the above size conversion table.
  • In the same row under the EU column, find the appropriate EU size for you. 

This will give you the perfect fitting clothing when shopping at international women’s clothing stores.

How to measure women’s dresses?

Measuring for a dress can be a bit more complicated than measuring for other types of clothing, as there are many different measurements to take into account. Here are the steps to measure a women’s dress:

  1. Bust Measurement: Wrap a measuring tape around the fullest part of your bust, making sure to keep the tape parallel to the floor.
  2. Waist Measurement: Wrap the measuring tape around the narrowest part of your waist, making sure to keep the tape parallel to the floor.
  3. Hip Measurement: Wrap the measuring tape around the fullest part of your hips, making sure to keep the tape parallel to the floor.
  4. Shoulder Measurement: Measure from the tip of one shoulder, across your back, to the tip of the other shoulder.
  5. Torso Measurement: Measure from the top of your shoulder, down the front of your body, to the desired length of the dress.
  6. Sleeve Length: Measure from the top of your shoulder, down your arm, to the desired length of the sleeve.
  7. Compare your measurements to the size chart of the dress you want to purchase to ensure the best fit.

We’ve covered the complete steps to measuring a dress along with many FAQs related to the topic. So do check it out. 

FAQs for women’s clothing size conversion

Finding it difficult to convert the sizes using the above chart? Here are a few of the common questions asked by our readers about sizing for women’s clothes

What is German size 50 in the US in women’s clothing?

German size 50 in women’s clothing is equivalent to an American size Medium (M). This translates to a numerical size of 8 in the US. Additionally, a person who wears a German size 50 in women’s clothing typically has a body height of between 174-179 cm.

What is French size 40 in the US in women’s clothing?

French size 40 in women’s clothing is equivalent to an American size Medium (M) and numerical size 8. This means that a person who wears a French size 40 would likely fit into an American size Medium and numerical size 8.

What is UK size 6 in the US in women’s clothing?

UK size 6 in women’s clothing is equivalent to an American Alpha size Small (S) and numerical size 2. This means that a person who wears a UK size 6 would likely fit into an American Alpha size Small and numerical size 2.

What is US size 2 in German sizes in women’s clothing?

American size 2 in women’s clothing is equivalent to a German size 32. This means that a person who wears a US size 2 would likely fit into a German size 32.

What is US size 4 in French sizes in women’s clothing?

American size 4 in women’s clothing is equivalent to a French size 36. This means that a person who wears a US size 4 would likely fit into a French size 36. Keep in mind that size conversion can vary depending on the brand and style of clothing, so it’s always best to check the specific brand’s size chart for the most accurate conversion.

What is Italian size 38 in the US in women’s clothing?

Italian size 38 in women’s clothing is alpha size S and size 2 in the US.

What is Japanese size 7 in the US in women’s clothing?

Japanese size 7 in women’s clothing is alpha size S and size 2 in the US.

What is Russian size 40 in the US in women’s clothing?

Russian size 40 in women’s clothing is alpha size S and size 2 in the US.

What is Italian size 40 in the US in women’s clothing?

Italian size 40 in women’s clothing is alpha size S and size 4 in the US.

What is Japanese size 9 in the US in women’s clothing?

Japanese size 9 in women’s clothing is alpha size S and size 4 in the US.

What is Russian size 42 in the US in women’s clothing?

Russian size 42 in women’s clothing is alpha size S and size 4 in the US.

What is Italian size 42 in the US in women’s clothing?

Italian size 42 in women’s clothing is alpha size M and size 6 in the US.

What is Japanese size 11 in the US in women’s clothing?

Japanese size 11 in women’s clothing is alpha size M and size 6 in the US.

What is Russian size 44 in the US in women’s clothing?

Russian size 44 in women’s clothing is alpha size M and size 6 in the US.

What’s the size conversion for a US 2 in the UK for women’s clothing?

A US size 2 is equivalent to a UK size 6 for women’s clothing. It’s best to check the brand’s size chart or try the clothing on for the best fit.

What’s the size conversion for a US 4 in the UK for women’s clothing?

A US size 4 is equivalent to a UK size 8 for women’s clothing. Keep in mind that different brands may have different sizing, so it’s best to check the brand’s size chart or try the clothing on for the best fit.

What’s the size conversion for a US 6 in Australia for women’s clothing?

A US size 6 is equivalent to an Australian size 10 for women’s clothing.

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