US clothing and shoe sizes

More and more Europeans are switching to shopping in the US. It's easier to save while buying clothes and shoes in the states. Usually, prices in the US are much lower than in Europe for the same goods. But not everyone knows that the sizes of goods differ from those that we're accustomed to seeing in Europe.

We at Prostobox have prepared tables for buyers in which you can compare the most popular sizes in America and Europe. This data is given for informational purposes only. Please note that clothes sizes in different online stores may vary from one another; therefore, before buying, be sure to check the size of your particular brand.
How to understand what US size of clothes and shoes you need
A few recommendations for choosing the right size in the US
Find out your dimensions
Before buying anything in American stores, you will need to take your measurements: find out the parameters of your chest, underbust, waist, and hips. If you're buying clothes as a gift, don't forget to find out the sizes of your loved ones. This will ensure that you don't buy the wrong size by mistake. When purchasing clothes for a child, however, you only need to know their height and weight.
Find out the height of not only your children, but yours as well
From small to large
In the United States, adult sizes are usually denoted by an even number in ascending order. For example, US size 4 is small, and US size 14 is large. For very petite girls, there is a size 0.
Determine size "by eye"
How to translate American sizes into European ones:
For women, 2 USA is 34 EUR
For men, 4 USA is 36 EUR
The "minus one" rule
Most often, American sizes with the designations S, M, L, and XL are one size larger than those in Europe. That is, if you are a size L, you can confidently take a size smaller; that is, M. The myth about larger sizing of Americans is not really a myth after all.
Small or big!
For some manufacturers, shoes or clothing may run small or large. Try to check and clarify this information in the size charts of a particular brand. In the comments, you can find reviews on your parameters. This will help you figure out which size is right for you. Rely on these designations: Small fit, Normal fit, and Oversize fit
Check using your current clothes
If you already have clothes with American labels, look at the sizes indicated on them. Check the clothing size for the item(s) you wish to purchase, and if they match, you can safely shop for new clothes on US websites.
Do not forget to check the sizes on the online stores' websites
Clothing sizes of different manufacturers may vary slightly. Also, measurements may be in inches instead of centimeters. There are 2.54 inches in 1 centimeter. You can immediately convert your measurements to inches by multiplying centimeters by 0.39.
This is necessary for those whose growth has been non-standard.
Pay attention to these signs:
P or WP: for women up to 160 cm tall
T or WT: for tall women, 175 cm and above
US standard
clothing sizes
Women
Men
Infants, 0-2 years old
Babies, 2-4 years old
Kids, 4-13 years old
Clothes
Busts
USA
EUR
Chest
Waist
Hips
0 / XS
32
82
60
86
2 / XS
34
84
64
90
4 / S
36
86
68
92
6 / S
37
88
72
96
8 / M
38
92
74
98
10 / M
39
96
76
100
12 / L
40
100
80
104
14 / L
41
104
84
108
16 / XL
42
108
88
112
18 / XL
43
112
92
116
20 / 2XL
44
116
96
122
22 / 2XL
45
120
100
126
In contrast to standard designations, some US clothing brands are starting to use a modern (youth) size grid.

For example, let's take the popular American manufacturer, Hollister. Instead of the standard sizes 6, 8, and 10, they usually designate 7, 9, and 11. That is, instead of even numbers, they use odd ones.

For example, if your size is __ (6 in the US), then a Hollister size 5 will fit you according to youth markings..

Such clothes are not suitable for women under 161 cm or over 173 cm tall.

The advantage of this size approach is in how it suits very short people, and are designated as 0 and 00.
USA
EUR
Volume under the bust
30 (AA, A, B, C)
65 (AA, A, B, C)
65
32 (AA, A, B, C)
70 (AA, A, B, C)
70
34 (A, B, C, D, F, E)
75 (A, B, C, D, F, E)
75
36 (A, B, C, D, F, E)
80 (A, B, C, D, F, E)
80
38 (A, B, C, D, F, E)
85 (A, B, C, D, F, E)
85
Finding the right bra is not so easy. You need to find the right cup shape. For example, some like "Angelica" tops, while others prefer "Lola" variants. Others like push-up bras, and some go for a soft cup. Additionally, for a perfect fit, a girl needs to know the volume under her breasts and the volume of her breasts as well.

In order to determine your cup size, you need to subtract the volume under the breast from your chest volume. For example, if the difference is 10-12 cm, then your cup size would be AA.
АА – 10-12 cm
A – 12-14 cm
B – 14-16 cm
C – 16-18 cm
D – 18-20 cm
E – 20-22 cm
F – 22-24 cm

For example, your cup size is 75E (34E), if the volume under the bust is 75, and the circumference of the bust is 100
US
EUR
Chest
Waist
Hips
4 / XXS
30
88
70
92
6 / XS
32
92
76
96
8 / S
34
96
82
100
10 / M
36
100
88
104
12 / L
48
104
94
108
14 / XL
40
108
100
112
16 / 2XL
42
112
106
116
18 / 3XL
44
116
112
120
20 / 3XL
46
120
118
124
American clothes sizes are often one size larger than the European one. Therefore, if your usual size is L (large), then it is advisable to get a size of M (medium).

For example, H&M and COS are American brands, and if your US size is S, then clothes from H&M and COS will definitely suit you. The exception would be Juicy Couture, as they adhere to European standards, which would mean that your selection of clothes would be oversized. So be careful!
USA
Age (months)
Height (cm)
Weight (kg)
Petite (PT)
PT
under 46
below 2
Newborn (NB)
0
46–52
2–4
XS / 0–3
0–3
52–58
3–5
S / 3–6
3–6
58–66
5–7
M / 6–9
6–9
66–76
7–10
L / 12–18
12–18
76–82
10–11
XL / 18–24
18–24
82-88
11–14
Petite is a special size designed for premature babies as well as newborn twins.

The Newborn category includes mainly diapers, suitable for babies up to a week old. Very often, there are times when clothes are bought for children from 0 to 3 years old, but for newborns, they are still too large. The Newborn category was created specifically for this situation.

It is not advisable to immediately dress a baby in clothes sized 0-3, because a rash could occur or the child will simply not be very comfortable in them due to the fact that Newborn clothes are 8 cm larger. It is well worth buying at least 1-2 sets for the first 1-2 weeks.
USA
Age
Height (cm)
Weight (kg)
XS / 2T
2 years
88–92
13–14
S / 3T
3 years
92–98
14–15
M / 4T
4 years
98–104
15–17
L / 5T
5 years
104–110
17–19
Clothes in the Toddler category (indicated by the letter T) are mainly sliders or panties sewn specifically for diapers. For example, 3T. They are wider in the waist and aren't tight. Kids will be very comfortable in them and they won't try to pull them off all the time.

Regular fit (referred to as R) - standard panties or sliders. For example, 2R.

Slim fit (or S) - for children prone to thinness. For example, 2S.

Plus fit (or P) - for babies who tend to be overweight. For example, 3P.
USA
Age
Height (cm)
Weight (kg)
S / 4
4 years
102–108
16–18
S / 5
5 years
108–114
18–20
M / 6
6 years
114–122
20–22
M / 6Х
6 years
122–124
22–24
M / 7
7 years
124–130
24–28
L / 8
8 years
130–136
28–32
L / 10
10 years
136–142
32–40
XL / 12
12 years
142–150
40–46
Jean sizes
in the US
Women
Men
US
EUR
Waist
Hips
25 / 1–2
34
64
88
26 / 3–4
35–36
66
92
27 / 5–6
37–38
68
94
28 / 7–8
39-40
72
96
29 / 9–10
41-42
74
100
30 / 11–12
42
76
102
31 / 13–14
44-46
80
106
32 / 15–16
46
84
110
34 / 17–18
46-48
88
114
36 / 19-20
48-50
92
118
The dimensional grid for jeans traditionally consists of two items: size (or waist/circumference) and hips (hip circumference). These dimensions can also indicate the length of the jeans themselves, as well as what height they are suitable for.

x28 — 71 cm
x30 — 76 cm
x32 — 81 cm
x34 — 86 cm
x36 — 91 cm


For example, for a girl with a European size __-__, with a waist circumference of 78-80, and hips of 100-104, size 31 is suitable.
US
EUR
Waist
28
40
72
29
42
74
30
44
76
31
44-46
78
32
46
82
33
48
84
34
50
86
35
50-52
88
36
52
92
37
52-54
94
38
54
96
39
54–56
100
40
56
102
Shoe sizes
in US
Women
Men
Toddlers,
0-4 years old
Kids,
5-16 years old
US
EUR
Foot (length in cm)
5
35
21,5
5,5
35.5
22
6
36.5
22,5
6,5
37
23
7
37.5
23,5
7,5
38
24
8
39
24,5
8,5
39.5
25
9
40
25,5
9,5
40.5
26
10
41.5
26,5
10,5
41.5
27
11
42.5
27,5
11,5
42.5
28
12
43.5
28,5
Shoe width for women:
SS (4A) = narrowest size
S (3A) = narrow size, suitable for thin feet
N (2A) = narrower than M
M (B) = medium size
W (C) = wide size
WW (D) = wider than W
WWW (E) = the widest size
US
EUR
Foot (length in cm)
7
40
25
7,5
40.5
25,5
8
41
26
8,5
41.5
26,5
9
42
27
9,5
42.5
27,5
10
43
28
10,5
43.5
28,5
11
44
29
11,5
44.5
29,5
12
45
30
13
46
31
14
47
32
Shoe width for men:
AAA (3A)
AA (2A)
A
B = N is narrower than M
N (C)
D (M) = medium size
E (W) = wide size
2E (EE, 2W, 3W) = wider than W
3E (EEE) = wider than previous
4E (EEEE) = the widest size
US
EUR
Foot (length in cm)
0,5 infant
16
8,3
1 infant
16
8,9
1,5 infant
17
9,2
2 infant
17
9,5
2,5 infant
18
10,5
3 infant
18
10,5
3,5 toddler
19
10,8
4 toddler
19
11,4
4,5 toddler
20
11,7
5 toddler
20
12,1
5,5 toddler
21
12,7
6 toddler
22
13
6,5 toddler
22
13,3
7 toddler
23
14
7,5 toddler
23
14,3
8 toddler
24
14,6
8,5 toddler
25
15,2
9 toddler
25
15,6
9,5 toddler
26
15,9
10 toddler
27
16,5
US
EUR
Foot (length in cm)
10,5 little kid
27
16,8
11 little kid
28
17,1
11,5 little kid
29
17,8
12 little kid
30
18,1
12,5 little kid
30
18,4
13 little kid
31
19,1
13,5 little kid
31
19,4
1 little kid
32
19,7
1,5 little kid
33
20,3
2 little kid
33
20,6
2,5 little kid
34
21
3 little kid
34
21,6
3,5 big kid
35
21,9
4 big kid
36
22,2
4,5 big kid
36
22,9
5 big kid
37
23,2
5,5 big kid
37
23,5
6 big kid
38
24,1
6,5 big kid
38
24,1
7 big kid
39
24,8
7,5 big kid
39
25
8 big kid
40
25,6
8,5 big kid
40
25,9
9 big kid
41
26,3
US headwear sizes
USA
EUR
Head (circumference)
6 3/4
54
54
6 7/8
55
55
7
56
56
7 1/8
57
57
7 1/4
58
58
7 1/2
60
60
7 5/8
61
61
7 3/4
62
62
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