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Clothing size conversion

Clothing sizes depend on the country you are in, and the garments you buy there may not be the size you think they are. Use this guide to determine whether or not the clothes that you are buying will fit you.


Size charts for:
    Women's Clothing Size Conversion Chart
    Country Size
    USAUnited States 6 8 10 12
    BritainUnited Kingdom

    (Add 2 to a US size to get
    the equivalent UK women's size.)

    8 10 12 14
    EuropeEurope

    (Add 28 or 30 to a US size to get
    the equivalent European women's size.)

    36 38 40 42
    JapanJapan

    (Subtract 1 from a US size to get
    the equivalent Japanese women's size.)

    5 7 9 11

    Men's Suits and Coats
    Country Size
    USAUnited States 34 36 38 40
    Britain, United Kingdom

    UK and US men's suit and coat sizes are the same.

    34 36 38 40
    EuropeEurope

    (Add 10 to a US size to get
    the equivalent European men's suit/coat size.)

    44 46 48 50
    JapanJapan

    Japanese men's suit and coat sizes are marked by letters. S = 34 US, M = 38 US, L = 40 US and LL = 44 US.

    S (34) S (34) M (38) M (38)

    Women's Shoes
    Country Size
    USAUnited States 6 7 8 9
    Britain, United Kingdom

    (Subtract 1.5 from a US size to get
    the equivalent UK women's shoe size.)

    4.5 5.5 6.5 7.5
    EuropeEurope

    (Add 30 to a US size to get
    the equivalent European women's shoe size. Round up for half sizes.)

    36 37 38 39
    JapanJapan

    (Add 17 to a US size to get the equivalent Japanese women's shoe size. Japanese sizes are the same as US/UK/Euro narrow sizes.)

    23 24 25 26

    Men's Shoes
    Country Size
    USAUnited States 8 9 10 11
    Britain, United Kingdom

    (Subtract 0.5 from a US size to get
    the equivalent UK men's shoe size.)

    7.5 8.5 9.5 10.5
    EuropeEurope

    (Add 33.5 to a US size to get
    the equivalent European men's shoe size.)

    41.5 42.5 43.5 44.5
    JapanJapan

    (Add 9 to a US size to get
    the equivalent Japanese men's shoe size.)

    27 28 29 30

    Men's Shirts (collar size)
    Country Size
    USAUnited States 15 16 17 18
    Britain, United Kingdom

    UK and US men's shirt sizes are the same.

    15 16 17 18
    EuropeEurope

    (Add 22 to a US size to get
    the equivalent European men's shirt size. Round up for half sizes.)

    37 38 39 40
    JapanJapan

    Japanese and European men's shirt sizes are the same.

    37 38 39 40

Note: Metric sizes are 2.54 times US sizes.

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