Size Guide

How to get the right clothes size?

Do you feel frustrated or annoyed if you buy the wrong size of clothes online? Because the body shapes of people are different; different brand of clothes also have different size standard. So some people sometimes will worry about the clothes size they choose if correct or wonder how to find the correct clothes size. Then how do we avoid choosing the wrong size that does not fit us perfectly? Here are some advices to figure out the correct size of clothes and make your online shopping process a great fun.

Measure yourself using a flexible measuring tape first

It is very useful to have a plastic measuring tape in hand when shopping online. You must know your clear dimension of bust/chest, waist, and hips and so on. So measure yourself first. Please do not pull the tape tightly when measuring. And be aware that the tape remains parallel to the floor.

A: Shoulder Width
Stand erect and relaxed, measure across upper back from end of one shoulder bone (top of arm) to the other end of shoulder bone (top of arm).

B: Bust/chest
Stand erect and relaxed, then measure your bust/chest around the fullest part of your bust/chest line with the tape passing under the arms in a circle. (If you are female, it is important to wear a bra to be accurate.)

C: Waist
Stand relaxed and breathe out, measure around your natural waistline which is the narrowest part near your belly button.

D: Hips
Stand still with your feet normally apart and put the tape around the fullest part of your hips in one circle.

E: Arm Length
Put your one arm at the side, place one end of the tape at the nape of the neck and measure to the shoulder and down the arm to the wrist.

After taking the measurements correctly, you have to pay attention to one more thing. You must know clothes you choose are tight or loose, larger or smaller than usual. You may need to float the size up and down according to the pattern, material or item description shown online. And also it is necessary to have a look at other buyers’ comments and suggestions.

Women’s Clothes (Coat, T-Shirt, Dresses etc)

Standard

Size

Chinese(cm)

160-165/84-86

165-170/88-90

168-173/92-96

168-173/98-`102

170-176/106-110

International

XS

S

M

L

XL

American

2

4-6

8-10

12-14

16-18

European

34

36

38-40

42

44

Men’s Clothes (Coat, T-Shirt, etc)

Standard Size
Chinese(cm) 165-165/88-90 170/96-98 175/108-110 180/118-122 185/126-130
International XS M L XL XXL

Men’s Blouse

Standard Size
Chinese(cm) 36-37 38-39 40-42 43-44 45-47
European S M L XL XXL

Men’s Suit Pants

Standard Size
Size 42 44 46 48 50
Waist 68-72 CM 71-76CM 75-80 CM 79-84 CM 83-88 CM
Length 99 CM 101.5 CM 104 CM 106.5 CM 109 CM

Women’s Bra – Under Bust Girth

Standard Size
Chinese(cm) 76.2 81.3 86.4 91.5 101.6 106.7 112 117 122 127 132 137 142
American 30 32 34 36 38 40 44 46 48 50 52 54 56
British 30 32 34 36 38 40 44 46 48 50 52 54 56
European 42 70 75 80 85
French 68-72 CM 85 90 95 100
Italian 99 CM 1 2 3 4

  Women’s Bra – Cup

Standard Size
Chinese A B C D E
American AA A B C D DD DDD/E F FF G GG H HH J
British AA A B C D DD E F FF G GG H HH J
European AA A B C D E F
French AA A B C D E F
Italian B E or none C D DD E F

Women’s Lingerie

Standard Size
Chinese(cm) S M L XL XXL XXXL
International XS S M L XL XXL XXXL
American 2 4 6 8 10 12 14
British 6 8 10 12 14 16 18
European 32 34 36 38 40 42 44F
French 34 36 38 40 42 44 46
Italian 38 40 42 44 46 48 50

Men’s Underwear

Standard Size
Chinese(cm) 72-76 76-81 81-87 87-93 93-98
International S M L XL XXL
American 28-30 30-32 32-34 34-38 38-42

Women’s Shoes

Standard Size
American 5.0 5.5 6 6.5 7.0 7.5 8.0 8.5 9.0 9.5
Chinese 35.0 36.0 36.5 37.5 38.0 38.5 39.0 40.0 40.5 41.0
Japanese(cm) 22.0 22.5 23.0 23.5 24.0 24.5 25.0 25.5 26.0 26.5

  Men’s Shoes

Standard Size
American 6.0 6.5 7.0 7.5 8.0 8.5 9.0 9.5 10.0 10.5 11.0 11.5 12.0 12.5 13.0 13.5 14.0 15.0 16.0
Chinese 38.5 39.0 40.0 40.5 41.0 42.0 42.5 43.0 44.0 44.5 45.0 45.5 46.0 47.0 48.0 48.0 48.5 49.5 50.5
Japanese(cm) 24.0 24.5 25.0 25.5 26.0 26.5 27.0 27.5 28.0 28.5 29.0 29.5 30.0 30.5 31.0 31.5 32.0 33.0 34.0

Length

Imperial Metric
1 inch [in] ————- 2.54cm
1 foot [ft] 12 in 0.3048M
1 yard [yd] 3 foot 0.9144M
1 mile 1760 yd 1.6093 KM
1 int nautical mile 2025.4 yd 1.853 KM

Area

Imperial Metric
1 sq inch [in2] ———- 6.4516 cm2
1 sq foot [ft2] 144 in2 0.0929 m2
1 sq yd [yd2] 9 ft2 0.8361 m2
1 acre 4840 yd2 4046.9 m2
1 sq mile [mile2] 640 acres 2.59 km2

Volume/Capacity

USA measure Metric
1 fluid ounce 1.0408 UK fl oz 29.574 ml
1 pint (16 fl oz ) 0.8327 UK pt 0.4731 l
1 gallon 0.8327 UK gal 3.7854 l

Weight

Imperial Metric
1 ounce [oz] 437.5 grain 28.35 g
1 pound [lb] 16 oz 0.4536 kg
1 stone 14 lb. 6.3503 kg
1 hundredweight [cwt] 112 lb. 50.802 kg
1 long ton (UK) 20 cwt 1.016 t