International Dress Size Chart

International Dress Size Chart

Looking to find the right dress size internationally? Each country has its own sizing standard, which can make shopping challenging. This comprehensive chart covers all international dress sizes for American, Italian, British, French, German, Japanese, and Russian size systems.

Dress Size Measurement Areas

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International Dress Size Chart

Before getting started please reference the below image to understand what areas you need to measure to determine your dress size. If you need help in understanding on how to measure your dress size to determine the right size, please reference our How to Measure Your Dress Size guide.

Bust Waist Hips US size UK size EU size International
74 cm (29") 58 cm (23") 80 cm (31.5") 00 2 30 XXS
74-77 cm (29"-30") 58-61 cm (23"-24") 80-84 cm (31.5"-33") 0 4 32 XS
78-81 cm (31"-32") 62-64 cm (24"-25") 85-89 cm (33"-35") 2 6 34 XS
82-85 cm (32"-33.5") 65-68 cm (25"-26.5") 90-94 cm (35"-37") 4 8 36 S
86-89 cm (33.5"-35") 69-72 cm (26.5"-28") 95-97 cm (37"-38") 6 10 38 S
90-93 cm (35"-36.5") 73-77 cm (28"-30") 98-101 cm (38"-40") 8 12 40 M
94-97 cm (36.5"-38") 78-81 cm (30"-32") 102-104 cm (40"-41") 10 14 42 M
98-102 cm (38"-40") 82-85 cm (32"-33.5") 105-108 cm (41"-42.5") 12 16 44 L
103-107 cm (40"-42") 86-90 cm (33.5"-35.5") 109-112 cm (42.5"-44") 14 18 46 L
108-113 cm (42"-44.5") 91085 cm (35.5"-37.5") 113-116 cm (44"-45.5") 16 20 48 XL
114-119 cm (44.5"-47") 96-102 cm (37.5"-40") 117-121 cm (45.5"-48") 18 22 50 XL
120-125 cm (47"-49") 103-108 cm (40"-42.5") 123-128 cm (48"-50") 20 24 52 XXL
126-131 cm (49"-51.5") 109-114 cm (42.5"-45") 129-134 cm (50"-53") 22 26 54 XXL
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Use the below table to find the corresponding size across different countries and size systems. Please note that the British size system is also used in New Zealand as well as in Australia. French sizes are also used in countries such as Belgium, Spain and Portugal.  German sizes are used in Austria, Netherlands, Norway, Denmark, Sweden and Switzerland.

This chart can help you answer the following questions:

How to measure a dress? How to calculate your dress size?  Size 8 dress measurements?  Size 6 dress measurements? Dress bust size? What is my dress size in inches or cm?

Additional Notes:
As you probably know each brand has its own size variations, this guide helps you find the right International conversion for womens sizing, each brand or manufacturer may deviate from the standard size.

FAQ on International Dress Size Conversion Chart

How do I accurately measure my dress size for international shopping?

Accurately measuring your dress size involves taking three key measurements: bust, waist, and hips. Use a flexible measuring tape and measure the fullest part of your bust, the narrowest part of your waist (usually around your belly button), and the widest part of your hips. Ensure the tape measure is snug but not too tight. Refer to our detailed "How to Measure Your Dress Size" guide for step-by-step instructions and visuals to assist you.

What does a size 8 dress measurement entail, and how does it compare internationally?

A size 8 dress in the US typically corresponds to a UK size 12, a European size 40, and varies in other countries. For a size 8, you would expect the measurements to approximately match those of the 'M' category in our International Dress Size Chart, with a bust of 90-93 cm (35"-36.5"), a waist of 73-77 cm (28"-30"), and hips of 98-101 cm (38"-40"). However, sizes can vary significantly between brands, so it's essential to check the specific brand's size chart.

How do I convert my dress size from inches to cm for international sizes?

To convert your dress size from inches to centimeters, you can use a simple conversion factor: 1 inch = 2.54 cm. For example, if your waist measurement is 28 inches, it converts to 71.12 cm (28 x 2.54 = 71.12). This method helps you to accurately find your size in international size charts, which often use centimeters for precision.

How do I convert my dress size from inches to cm for international sizes?

To convert your dress size from inches to centimeters, you can use a simple conversion factor: 1 inch = 2.54 cm. For example, if your waist measurement is 28 inches, it converts to 71.12 cm (28 x 2.54 = 71.12). This method helps you to accurately find your size in international size charts, which often use centimeters for precision.

Can I use the International Dress Size Chart for all types of dresses?

The International Dress Size Chart provides a general guideline for converting sizes across different countries and can be used for most types of dresses. However, keep in mind that dress styles (e.g., A-line, sheath, empire) and materials (e.g., stretchy fabric versus non-stretch) can affect the fit. Always consider the dress's specific design and fabric when selecting your size and consult the brand's size chart for the most accurate fit.

How can I find out what my dress size is in European or UK sizes if I usually shop in US sizes?

To find out your European or UK dress size based on your US size, reference the International Dress Size Chart provided. Locate your US size and follow the row across to see the corresponding sizes in the UK and Europe. For instance, a US size 6 generally converts to a UK size 10 and a European size 38. Be aware of variations in sizing standards and check with individual brands for the most accurate conversion.

What should I do if my measurements fall between two sizes on the International Dress Size Chart?

If your measurements fall between two sizes on the chart, consider the dress's style and fabric. For more form-fitting styles or less stretchy materials, you might want to size up for comfort. Conversely, for looser fits or stretchy fabrics, sizing down could provide a better fit. Additionally, many brands offer specific fit guides or the option to customize sizes for an optimal fit.

How reliable are international dress size conversions for online shopping?

While international dress size conversions provide a helpful starting point, they may not always guarantee a perfect fit due to differences in sizing standards and brand-specific variations. When shopping online, closely review the brand's size chart, read customer reviews for sizing tips, and consider the return policy in case the fit isn't right. Some online retailers also offer virtual fitting tools for a more accurate size prediction.

Are there any tips for choosing the right dress size when shopping in a different sizing system?

Yes, when shopping in a different sizing system, consider these tips:

  • Always start with your precise measurements in inches or cm.
  • Compare your measurements with the brand's specific size chart.
  • Look for information on the fit (e.g., "runs small" or "true to size") in product descriptions or customer reviews.
  • Consider the dress's fabric and style, as they can influence the best size for you.
  • When in doubt, contact the brand's customer service for advice on sizing.

By understanding how to accurately measure yourself and utilize the International Dress Size Chart, you can navigate international dress shopping with confidence, ensuring you find the perfect fit no matter where you shop.

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