Clothes sizes: US vs. Europe

Among many size systems used around the world there’s also one called European, although unfortunately it’s not common for all European countries (as the name would suggest).

As among others Italy, France and Great Britain developed and stick to their own systems. In Europe American sizes such as S M L XL etc. are also commonly used.

 

Here are tables for men and women’s sizes for tops, bottoms, and shoes… with the corresponding US sizes. Unfortunately, sizes may vary from store to store and it’s very difficult to find exact equivalents.

 

Men’s

 

When it comes to tops (shirts, t-shirts, sweaters, etc.), one can find both systems in Europe, the one with letters (S,M,…) and numbers (see below).

 

US

Europe

XS

42

S

44/46

M

48/50

L

52/54

XL

56/58

XXL

60/62

XXXL

 

 

 

 

Dress shirts in Europe, as in the States, use different sizes as well (and it’s the width of the neck below Adam’s apple in centimeters):

 

US

Europe

14

S

37

14½

S

38

15

M

39

15½

M

40

16

L

41

16½

L

42

17

XL

43

17½

XL

44

18

XXL

45

18½

XXL

46

 

 

Pant:

 

US

Europe

28

29

30

44

31

44

32

46

33

48

34

48

36

52

38

54

40

56

42

 

 

Shoes:

 

US

Europe

7

40

8

41.5

9

43

10

44

11

45

12

46

13

47.5

14

48

 

 

Women’s

 

Tops:

 

US

Europe

XXS

30

XS

32

XS

34

S

36

M

38

M

40

L

42

L

44

XL

48 or 96

XXL

50 or 100

 

Bottoms:

 

US

Europe

00

XXS

30

0

XS

32

2

XS

32

4

S

34

6

S

36

8

M

38

10

M

40

12

L

42

14

L

44

16

XL

46

18

XXL

48

 

Shoes:

 

US

Europe

6

35.5

6.5

36.5

7

37

7.5

37.5

8

38

8.5

38.5

9

39

9.5

39.5

10

41

11

41.5

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