Clothing Sizes for Women – Use this handy Dress Size Chart



Clothing sizes for women in Paris shopping toursWhen looking for clothing sizes for women, use a dress size chart like the one below.

If you’re going to buy clothes in or from a different country, it really helps to have an idea of the size conversion.

If you’re looking for plus-size clothing stores in Paris and surrounding areas, pop over to the Plus Size Women page.

Please note – with clothing sizes for women, no size exactly matches another manufacturer’s size in womens’ clothing

Before you start to convert women’s clothing sizes between Australian, New Zealand, South American, South African, French, Italian, German, English, American check the sizes from the US, UK, Europe, Canada, Japan, Italy, New Zealand, South Africa and South America clothes sizing, I feel I should mention that no clothing sizes are ever the same, or a perfect match. Even in your own country two manufacturers can make the same size in a top or dress or pants, and they will not be exactly the same.

The sizes show below are guidelines only, and you need to allow differences, so with this info in hand, go shopping and have fun!!

The clothes size charts below include small all the way to plus size clothing,  including size 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, XS, S, M, Large, XL, X-Large. This is a basic comparision to other countries’ clothing systems.

Approximate Dress Sizes Table for Women

US US (L) UK Europe Italy Australia Japan
2 X-Small 4 32 36 6 5
4 Small 6 34 38 8 7
6 Small 8 36 40 10 9
8 Medium 10 38 42 12 11
10 Medium 12 40 44 14 13
12 Large 14 42 46 16 15
14 Large 16 44 48 18 17
16 X-Large/1X 18 46 50 20 19
18 1X/2X 20 48 52 22 21
20 2X 22 50 54 22 23
22 3X 24 52 56 24 25
24 3X 26 54 58 26 27

Blouses & Sweaters / JUMPERS & CARDIGANS
Approximate Sizes Table for Women

US – Canada UK Europe
32 34 40
34 36 42
36 38 44
38 40 46
40 42 48
42 44 50
44 46 52

 

You might also like to visit other fashion pages, like the Plus Size Women Clothing, or the Plus Size Shopping & Fashion Tours of Paris, or the Shopping in Paris page.