US Size to EU Clothing Things to Know

Navigating European clothing sizes may seem intimidating at first, but with some research and trial-and-error you’re bound to find your perfect match! Use the Women Clothing US to International Size Conversion Chart as an aid when shopping with confidence.

An accurate size guide is an indispensable resource for shoppers from various demographics. A well-written sizing guide provides users with accurate measurements as well as tips on how to measure themselves accurately.

How to Measure

As an e-commerce business that sells globally, it’s crucial that shoppers have a clear sizing guide when browsing your products. Without one, customers could become uncertain and end up returning or exchanging for another size–both costly for your brand. In order to reduce return rates and support tickets from US shoppers, retailers like Farfetch have created helpful size charts containing measurements specific to that product and outline this measurement in US units.

This chart provides a quick conversion between American, British, Italian, French and European sizes for women’s clothing such as dresses, coats, blouses and sweaters. Additionally, the chart compares men’s pants sizes between UK/England/Italy/France as well as German, Belgium and Dutch sizes.

For accurate chest, waist, and hip measurements, always measure around the slimmest part of your torso. When taking measurements for sleeves length and wrist width starting just above elbow crease and moving towards wrist. When taking inseam measurements stand up straight with bent over waist then using tape measure from where you want your pants to sit to where they sit on slimmest part (see illustration above).

For accurate measurements, try using a flexible measuring tape with clear markings that is soft yet flexible enough to wrap comfortably around your body and snug without feeling restrictive or uncomfortable. When measuring torso measurements, try wearing loose clothing that fits you well – this will ensure true fits that provide accurate readings. You may be able to find instructions for specific items and brands either online through their respective manufacturer’s websites or printed directly on woven labels or hang tags of products you are buying.

Measuring Tips

Ensure a perfect fit when purchasing European clothing by using appropriate measurements techniques. This will prevent any hassle-inducing returns or exchanges in the future.

European clothing sizes tend to run slightly smaller than US sizes; for instance, an American women’s size 8 might be equivalent to 38 in European sizing charts. When shopping for European clothes it is essential that you take time and care when taking measurements and consulting the brand’s sizing chart.

Finding your European size can be accomplished in several ways. One way is to take measurements such as chest, waist and hip circumference and compare this information against size charts of clothing items you are interested in purchasing – this should give a good indication of which size to buy.

For shoes, it is usually easiest to measure the length of your foot by holding it up against a wall and marking where it meets the floor with a pencil. This will provide an accurate representation of your shoe size and help ensure you select an appropriate European size.

Note that charts aren’t completely reliable, so always try on garments before buying them. This is particularly important with dresses and skirts where spotting tight fits may be difficult based on reading labels alone. Also keep in mind that shoe sizing varies by manufacturer and style – try on your favorite shoes first before selecting a size to avoid any surprises later if the shoe doesn’t fit as expected; this applies especially if purchasing high-end brands like Gucci, Jimmy Choo or A.P.C that might use different sizing systems than mainstream brands would.


Shopping online for European clothing can be difficult due to differences in sizes; thankfully there are tools that can make the experience simpler, such as size comparison charts. With these charts at your disposal, finding what size item of clothing suits you becomes much simpler making European stores accessible and effortless for shopping!

While size charts may be helpful, they cannot always guarantee perfect fitting clothing. Sizing can vary by brand; therefore it is wise to consult the size charts of all retailers prior to making a decision on purchasing clothes. In order to guarantee an ideal fit it’s also wise to try on clothing before buying as this ensures the ideal fit!

Here is a breakdown of some of the most frequently seen European clothing sizes and their corresponding US sizes. In general, European sizes tend to run one to two sizes smaller than their respective American ones – especially true for pants and other body-con items of clothing.

Men’s sizes differ slightly from women’s. A European pants size typically corresponds with US sizes between 10-12 depending on brand, while shirt sizes usually correspond with European sizes 38 or 38L depending on which shirt brand one chooses.

Women’s clothing sizes differ across Europe, with French, German and Italian sizes all having unique traits that set them apart from one another. French sizes tend to run about one size smaller than Italian and German ones – here is a table to help find your American size when shopping in Europe for women’s clothes.

Size systems for children’s clothing can be especially daunting when shopping abroad; each country uses its own system. These tables will make it easy to determine what size your child wears in each country – making shopping abroad much simpler! This chart is especially helpful in countries like Britain, Australia and America where children’s sizes differ drastically between one another – this table can convert clothing sizes between EU, American and British/Australian/New Zealand/French/Germany/Italian/Spanish/French/Japanese clothing sizes