Clothing size guide

When choosing clothing, not only the fashionable cut and material grade are important, but also the appropriate size adjustment. Contrary to appearances, too large, baggy clothes do not slim the plump silhouette, but they do not emphasize the slim figure too tight.

Two types of markings are used in women's and men's clothing descriptions. European symbols are two-digit numbers (eg 38), international ones are letters that are abbreviations of English words: S - small (small), M - medium (medium) and L - large (large). X - means "extra" appears before S, where XS means ("extra small") or before L (XL "extra large"), doubling X - increases or decreases the size value accordingly.

As far as children's sizes are concerned, they start with the value of 50 (these are clothes for children from the first month of life), however, the labels on the tags usually also include the age range.

Sizes of women's clothes

Sizes marked with numbers (34, 36, 38, 40, 41, 44 and so on) - are used for women's clothing (although in some stores also for men). Often, size 34 is the equivalent of the size of XS, and size 36, S and so on, but it all depends on the particular manufacturer, so you should always verify the size table.

  XS S M L XL XXL
  32/34 36/38 40/42 44/46 48/50 52/54
bust (cm) 76-83 83-90 90-97 97-104 104-114 114-124
waist (cm) 60-67 67-74 74-81 81-88 88-98 98-108
hip (cm) 84-91 91-98 98-105 105-112 112-120 120-128
height (cm) 158 163 168 173 178 183

Sizes of men's clothes

The sizes of men's clothing with a number (44, 46, 48, 50, 52 and so on) - are used for men's clothes, but in many stores you can meet men's clothing with sizes 36, 38 (as in women's clothing) ). This shows how large the chaos in sizes is and how difficult it is to find out which size will be right.

  S M L XL XXL XXXL
  40/42 44/46 48/50 52/54 56/58 60/62
chest (cm) 88-96 96-104 104-112 112-124 124-136 136-148
waist (cm) 73-81 81-89 89-97 97-109 109-121 121-133
hip (cm) 88-96 96-104 104-112 112-120 120-128 128-136
height (cm) 173 178 183 188 193 198

Sizes of kid's clothes

  XS S M L XL
age (years) 6/8 8/9 10/12 12/13 13/15
height (cm) 116-128 128-140 140-152 152-158 158-170

Sizes number of kid's clothes

Size Age (years) Height (cm)
1043 - 4 99 - 104
1104 - 5105 - 111
1165 - 6112 -116
1226 - 7117 - 122
1287 - 8123 - 128
1348 - 9129 - 134
1409 - 10135 - 140
14610 -11141 - 146
15211 - 12147 - 152
158 12 - 13153 - 158
16413 - 14159 - 164

The sizes of clothing offered by different manufacturers may differ from each other, so it is best to try the chosen cut in person. Often the seller informs that the size is understated or overstated. In the first case, this means that we will be matched with clothes larger than our standard size, while in the second - smaller.

Have you ever had a problem with size adjustment? Or maybe you have your favorite brands, which clothes you can buy almost without measuring?

French and Italian sizes

We can see the French and Italian sizes in a way that is understated compared to Poland. If you buy clothes produced in France, take into account the difference of one size (Polish 40 is French 42), and in the case of Italian clothes, three sizes (our 38 are Italian 44).

German sizes of clothes

The German sizes of clothes effectively improve our mood. Poland 40 usually corresponds to German 38 etc. I advice: if you are shopping in online stores, follow only the table size guide on the store's website.

How to use the size table?

Size charts help you figure out what size of clothes or shoes to choose. To facilitate this task:

  • Make an accurate measurement of your own body. If the pants are selected in the table based on waist and hips, these areas should be measured.
  • Analyze the dimensions that are shown in the table and choose the one that is closest to our dimensions. If we have doubts, it is safer to choose a size larger than too small.
  • When choosing the size, the cut and the material of the clothing should also be taken into account. If we buy elastic sweatpants, we can expect them to stretch gently and fit the body.